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Unanticipated New Fuel Tank
I was planning on replacing the fuel tank on our 1986 PSC 37 next year but last week went aboard the boat and immediately smelled diesel. The good news is that we were out of the water so no EPA fines ($$$$$) were involved, but bad news is we need a new tank ($$$).
Below are my plans for the new tank based on lots of reading here and elsewhere. Anything I'm missing or doing wrong??? Any helpful suggestions??
Plans for new tank:
5052 or 5086 Aluminum, 3/16 sides and top, 1/4" bottom.
Add one (deeper) pick up tube for fuel polishing.
Add a clean out port for the section forward of the baffle (the old one only had access through the square plate housing the fuel gauge or meter).
Etch and 2 coast West System epoxy over bottom and sides (not top) + 2 coats West System G/flex 650 on the bottom square section.
Reuse PVC supports for tank across keel bolts BUT, use 4200 between tank and PVC to eliminate any standing water.
Anything I'm missing here?
Many thanks, Jay
PSC 37, Kenlanu