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01-22-2014 09:06 PM
guyfromiowa
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

My boat had an aluminum tank. It corroded and burst. I replaced it with a 'box-shaped' tank mounted under a starboard cockpit seat. The tank came from Moeller.

Moeller Marine Online - Permanent Tanks

The cross-linked polyethylene can never corrode, but I did have to fabricate a shelf for the new tank. I've used this style tank for several other projects and I'm happy with the results.
01-22-2014 03:32 PM
CanadianNorth
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

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Originally Posted by pforeman98 View Post
Diesel Fuel Tank Replacement Cal 2-29

Anyone have info on availability of replacement tanks for this boat? I'm planing to buy this boat and anticipating replacement of a tank with much surface rust.

Phil
The one I have was bought second hand, but for a motorboat. I would shop around and look for a good deal, paying to have one fabricated will be pricey.

Good luck with your boat!!! I am waiting till spring to install my tank, still haven't decided exactly how to go about putting it in.
01-22-2014 02:12 PM
pforeman98
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

Diesel Fuel Tank Replacement Cal 2-29

Anyone have info on availability of replacement tanks for this boat? I'm planing to buy this boat and anticipating replacement of a tank with much surface rust.

Phil
10-27-2013 08:55 PM
CanadianNorth
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

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My quarter berth inboard wall is made of a couple plywood panels, which are screwed in place, and can be easily removed. I had them out a few months ago to replace my wet exhaust.
Thanks. I looked today , but didn't have a chance to check in detail . Looks like 11 inches clearance...
Now, the question is - if the old one can come out that way, will the new one to in that way ....


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10-27-2013 10:06 AM
Rusty123
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

My quarter berth inboard wall is made of a couple plywood panels, which are screwed in place, and can be easily removed. I had them out a few months ago to replace my wet exhaust.
10-27-2013 07:32 AM
CanadianNorth
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

I'm going to look today at the wall to the quarter berth. It may be removable, I can't see the tank coming up through the lazarette without some chopping.
10-27-2013 02:32 AM
Rusty123
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

I too have a Spirit 28 with a 2qm15. The PO told me he pulled and painted the tank. Not sure whether he went out the Port side through the quarter berth, or starboard side through lazarette though. But I bet you can do it without pulling the engine.

Russ
10-26-2013 09:15 AM
CanadianNorth
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

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Pull the engine to install the tank!!?!?!?
Might it not be easier/cheaper to section the 'pit deck to install and fit it back in??
Hmm... I doubt cheaper, unless I mess up something. Someone else had mentioned cutting the cockpit floor to do this. But I'm not sure of the logistics... I wouldn't know where to begin


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10-26-2013 08:45 AM
deltaten
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

Pull the engine to install the tank!!?!?!?
Might it not be easier/cheaper to section the 'pit deck to install and fit it back in??
10-25-2013 07:28 PM
CanadianNorth
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

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One thing in your favour is that the 2QM15 does not have a return line back to the tank.
Should I add a drain valve to the bottom of the tank ?
I'm told every three or four year department of transport (canada) ships have to have their deisel tanks drained and cleaned.


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