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Hello all! I just recently bought a 34' Columbia and I'm going to repower with a 4108 Perkins and I need some info on finding a new fuel tank for the vessel. Please advise. Thank you!
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

what kind of tank where you thinking? Aluminum, Plastic, Fibreglass? why do you need to replace the fuel tank?
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

My guess is it used to have an A4 or Palmer gas motor. I think I would just measure what you have and check the catalogs and get the closest size. Unless you have some need for something different like need for more capacity. Also the tank you have may be able to be used, though depending on location it may well be a good time to remove it while you have the engine out. Here is a list to start with:
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I think plastic would be the easiest thing to use. I would look for at least 20 gallons.

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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

Just to give you some reference...local fab shop charges around $8/gal for a well built 1/8 aluminum tank, with baffle/s, not including wema sender.
L x W x H / 231 = gal IIRC properly...
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

Yea it had a Palmer 60 which I removed. Someone had already removed the original fuel cell and was running off a day tank in the lazarette. I have a Perkins 4108 in my shop that's perfect for it. I plan on taking it to the Bahamas to live aboard and would like to carry as much fuel as possible since fuel is so expensive down there. I was hoping someone knew of an aftermarket brand that would drop in so I don't have to make one.
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

Moeller makes lots of fuel tanks. Most marine vendors (like Defender) will be glad to custom order one for you.
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

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L x W x H / 231 = gal IIRC properly...
Correct when L, W, and H are expressed in inches.
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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

I replaced a leaking diesel tank on my Catalina 34 last summer and had one made from Ezell Industries. I supplied a few dimensions and they had it manufactured and shipped to me in less than 2 weeks for about $485. I ended up using Ezell because they are (or were at one time) the OEM supplier for Catalina's fuel tanks.

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Re: Replacement fuel tanks

OceanLink is a Rhode Island based company specializing in tankage. I've bought several tanks from them. Great customer service and support.

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