Polyethylene fuel tank

  • September 29, 2016 10:23 AM
    Message # 4282221
    Has any one installed or made plastic fuel tanks for the 32'.  I need to replace both water  and fuel tanks. I thought about ordering Buds replacement water tanks and stainless fuel but if I order enough 1/4 sheet and a plastic welder I might could get it done for half the price and a new tool in the box. Any thoughts?


    Jason

    Windbaren 

  • September 29, 2016 8:34 PM
    Reply # 4282983 on 4282221
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I can tell you that the Poly? tanks that Bud sells for the water tanks - have worked very well for many years in Pygmalion a W32.  I also have SS tanks for the fuel that have done very well... 

    What I'm not sure of is the plastic tanks for the fuel - 

    There is value in well made tanks that will last for years. 

    HTH
    Jay  

  • September 30, 2016 10:34 AM
    Reply # 4283870 on 4282221

    Thanks Jay for the reply, well spoken on the wisdom of quality over quantity. I like to dream up stuff that I can do on the boat all day while I'm at work, you know? I've welded cpvc pipe at work and know the process works well and have heard the plastic tanks do not collect condensate on the in side as much. So thinking cleaner fuel and non-corroding material sounds like a winner, a winter time project could be good. But there's questions on material, dimensions, suppliers, do I farm it out and move on to other stuff??


    Jason,

    Windbaren 

    Portland OR.

  • October 02, 2016 5:27 PM
    Reply # 4286763 on 4282221

    The plastic tanks sound good for all the reasons you mention-  for me, the list on the boat is long, and the time available, not so much, so I got a set of Bud's tanks for mine.  Same for the water tanks.  I haven't put the fuel tanks in yet but the water tanks were a drop in replacement and maximized the space.


    JP

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