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Cleaning old gas/varnish/chunks out of tank?

Is there any good way to clean a tank without removing from boat? It sat for about 5 years and clogged the filter and carb immediately. I drained it through a clear hose and even without a filter had to bang the hose constantly to keep the finger nail sized particles moving.
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Cleaning old gas/varnish/chunks out of tank?

i just had my tank cleaned by the yard and basically they vacuum up the fuel and run it over and over again thru large filters taking care to get all the bits at the bottom, sides, and in the corners of the tank. it took several hours and was somewhat costly given the amount of labor time involved. you might be able to rig up a similar device? or perhaps rent one from somewhere?
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Cleaning old gas/varnish/chunks out of tank?

Thanks Hamaim,

Any thoughts on throwing a gallon of parts cleaner in the tank and letting it slosh around for a couple weeks?

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Cleaning old gas/varnish/chunks out of tank?

Probably not a good idea as you will never get rid of all of it.
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