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adiver2b
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Posted: April 06 2010 at 08:56 | IP Logged Quote adiver2b

Hi

Has anyone had to replace their fuel tanks, if so what with. I have a 288 Adventurer.

Thanks

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NO-OHMS
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Posted: April 06 2010 at 09:58 | IP Logged Quote NO-OHMS

Hi, adiver2b

I have not replaced my fuel tanks but I have removed them from the boat . My tanks were starting to corrode and pit I sand blasted and used an aluminum based putty to coat the bottom half of the tank,then I coated the tanks with an epoxy coating.  I have not reinstalled the tanks yet but I will soon.  I am in the middle of a complete refit of the boat.  I hope to have the boat in the water next season.  I had thought of replacing the tanks.  My tanks are 100 gal.  I looked into plastic tanks but you have to be carefull with the larger tanks because they need to be baffled.  I did find replacement aluminum tanks ,they were around 700 to 900 dollars apiece so I went for repair rather than replace my tanks were pretty solid and had no leaks.

I hope this helps

Mark T



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Don B
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Posted: April 06 2010 at 11:22 | IP Logged Quote Don B

I have the removed the entire floor and inspected the tank real close.  I have a 60 gal that was actually in real good condition w/ no external corrosion.  If you look into replacing and consider plastic, be sure to get on that is compatible w/ "E" fuel.  we are all real gas now, but i have heard that places on the lake are switching.  Just a thought.

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adiver2b
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Posted: April 20 2010 at 08:17 | IP Logged Quote adiver2b

Hi

Thanks for the replies. After a close look I decided to go for the replacement option. There was just too big a risk in repair. The bottom was too badly corroded. The price that was mentioned sounds about right . I will let you all know how it all works out.

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Marinebuoy
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Posted: October 03 2011 at 12:29 | IP Logged Quote Marinebuoy

I have taken my 288 back to the hull from the head to the transom, engine stringers and everything out including the door system and even the floor, because as everybody knows Thompson built the bloody door right over the forward hatch The fuel tanks were perfect, and I'm wondering why yours are not. Maybe they were not of aluminum.

Incidentally, I turned the floor 180 degrees around so that now the door sits right on the beam that used to be 15" astern. All to help make the 'perfect boat'.

I went from 2 X 260hp Mercruisers to a single 6BT5.9 Cummins connected to a Volvo 290 Series Duo-Prop stern-drive. About this time last year joined this forum but life got in the way.

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waterlogged
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Posted: October 04 2011 at 06:13 | IP Logged Quote waterlogged

marinebuoy- i cannot wait to relive your project. did you get pics along the way?

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