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03-26-2012 03:00 AM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

I see mine now on Amazon for 144.99!!!
03-26-2012 02:33 AM
blt2ski
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

I realize you bought a 19, I'm looking at the sizes on their website, a 12 may fit in the place of my 7. If you paid $195'ish, a 12 should be 150-175 I would swag. Not a bad deal if I can get on that will work where Mine goes. Also good to know you got it at WM, should be easier to get etc vs direct to a degree too.

Marty
03-26-2012 01:24 AM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Price correction: $194.99 plus tax
03-26-2012 01:16 AM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Response to Marty Blt2ski post of approx 3/23/12:

I bought the 19 gal tank, not 12 gal. I got the one shaped 26x10x11, Moeller #032519. I bought from West Marine, their # 8975470, at $191.99, plus tax. I ordered on a Fri and they charged me $5.00 to have it for pickup Mon.

I did not look around at all for a secondhand tank or a better price. At that moment, I just needed a tank, so I could have an engine that runs, so I could put a lot of other stuff in motion. I had already shot all my available research time.

Leander
03-25-2012 10:26 PM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Have posted photos of details of the Moeller tank I bought, on my blog at EY.o Information Exchange - Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2 - Blogs
03-25-2012 01:28 PM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Further quick comment:

I was swayed by all the comments re: smaller tank and was set to go for that. However, I studied the original Bruce King design specs for my Ericson 35-2. He called for a 30 HP engine, and a 22 gallon tank. Since I have daydreams of sometime moving up to a Yanmar 29 HP, my final tank choice was a compromise between what makes sense now vs what migh make sense in future. (New engine seems years away).

Leander
03-25-2012 01:19 PM
Leander
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Tied up on time right now, but will try to get back here in a few days with exact price, phots of the new tank on it's insides, etc (have taken, just need to upload). Quickies: They are still leaving plastic shavings inside the tank during manufacture, the pickup tube has a screen filter molded onto the end, and I still like what I got.

Leander
03-23-2012 01:38 PM
mdi
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leander View Post
Those are all great comments.

To give followup: I ended up buying the 19 gallon tank from Moeller Marine-old style, no fancy double lining. I'm very happy with what I received. It comes with a sender, a diesel return line, and a big inspection port. I think it will be great for what I need, and I'm happy to have plastic rather than metal.

Having seen the clean inside of the prior 8 year old, almost certainly completely neglected old tank, I have a feeling Southern California boaters are treated pretty gently by the environmnent and maybe we can slide by on a few of these rules.

Leander

I think that is a great choice, down the road you can see if you want to keep if filled, you have the safety reserve which will relieve you of one extra concern, and when the day comes that a fellow sailor needs assistance you have the fuel to stay on station and giv'em a hand.

yep keeping additive in diesel is the way to protect it, your fuel cell and ultimately your filters.
03-23-2012 12:27 PM
blt2ski
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

I'm going to burn my 7 gal tank this weekend going to a race 20 or so miles ea way and 3-4 hrs motoring down he sound, thru the locks onto Lk Washington. Should clean off some of the slime on the bottom.

I probably fill 4-6 times a season depending upon where I go.

I like the look of the tanks. May have to see if one of the 12gal tanks will fit. What was the approx cost if I can be so bold.

Marty
03-23-2012 11:27 AM
Rozz
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

sounds like u want to do the same as i do, im out all the time and have to keep stabilizer in mine since i never motor. maybe ive been lucky... 20gal has lasted me many trips and over a year now lol i do have a 6gal can i rotate from truck to boat when i do longer trips... just ease of mind mostly

i think you will be fine
note i am rarely in a hurry and dont mind the 1 knot crawl...
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