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leaky fuel tank

my diesel tank is leaking and is too large to take out whole, without cutting the boat, removing the engine or cutting the tank into pieces. Morgan Out Island 33, any ideas?
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How bad is the leak - a short term solution is a product you put in ( I cant remember the name but SD will) and it clogs a leak.

Alternatively, it has to be cut up and installing the replacement means an entry is needed - exactly as you suggested -engine or floor boards

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It'd help if you said what your current tank is made of.
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A boat I am looking at has the same problem (need to remove the engine to get at the leaking fuel tank) and instead the current owner had made up a new 20-30 litre day tank above the engine. This will solve the problem short term for me.

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