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Unhappy replacing fuel tanks, Irwin 41

We will need to replace our 2 65 gallon tanks and would like to know if anyone has done this and if their are any suggestions for a place neare Ft Lauderdale to fabricate new ones? Thanks Barbara
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If your tanks are aluminum, WEST SYSTEM epoxy sells a kit, complete with FG, etching solution,and epoxy. I found it to be an easy and inexpensive fix.
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My Irwin had a steel tank. I found a place that reconditioned steel fuel tanks and guarenteed them for life. they were able to reconstruct sections that were rotted away. That is the route I went and used the boat over 10 years with no problem from the tank.

This was not a marine business, but did a lot of work with old tractors, cars, etc.
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Fuel tanks

Just found this post and was wondering if you knew of the name of the outfit that did the job on the reconditioning of the fuel tanks.
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