Folks,

I have decided to replace the original 100 gallon galvanized barrels in my 38 and I have a question I was hoping someone could help with.  So far we have decided to go with a vendor in NJ who is going to fabricate some aluminum tanks.  I'll have a few buddies that will help that are very handy.  I think we understand how to install the tanks to avoid corrosion and the process seems fairly straightforward.

I would like to spend as much time as needed to fully drain these tanks and wash them as much as possible to eliminate the risk due to the fumes.  Any advice here?  I have heard to use liquid dish washing soap and  I've seen where a guy ran a pipe from his car exhaust though the empty tank to fill the tank with inert gas before he removed the tanks.  

Has anyone removed these tanks and have any advice to mitigate the fume risk?

Thanks!

Chris Mitchell

Nashville

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Curious, what was the reason to epoxy coat the plastic tanks? 

Lee H Dahlen said:

I had Moeller duplicate the original tanks for the Skimmer Project. They did an awesome job and We had them epoxy coated as well. I'm attaching the drawing below. Skimmer is a 73-36 Sport fish. These are probably not your tanks. Just praising Moeller.  Cost for TWO 161 gal tanks with epoxy coat: $1650.00

ATF000417P%202-1-16.PDF



Chris Mitchell said:

I appreciate all of the feedback and comments.  Moeller Fuel tanks are made here in Tennessee and are sold by most of the major marine distributors nationwide.   They have thousands of fuel tanks on the market and the SAY they have no failures.  :). They have passed the 33CFR 183.510a test which include a slosh test.

I liked the idea of plastic tanks since there aren't any seams and there isn't any change of corrosion.  I know we have at least one other 38 Sedan with the tanks already in them.

Having said that, you can bet I'll make sure the sea trials will be thorough!

Cheers to all of you!

Pick-up for both engine and genny are indicated to be same length.  Genny can run tank empty for the engine.  Intentional or oversight?

Lee H Dahlen said:

I had Moeller duplicate the original tanks for the Skimmer Project. They did an awesome job and We had them epoxy coated as well. I'm attaching the drawing below. Skimmer is a 73-36 Sport fish. These are probably not your tanks. Just praising Moeller.  Cost for TWO 161 gal tanks with epoxy coat: $1650.00

ATF000417P%202-1-16.PDF



Chris Mitchell said:

I appreciate all of the feedback and comments.  Moeller Fuel tanks are made here in Tennessee and are sold by most of the major marine distributors nationwide.   They have thousands of fuel tanks on the market and the SAY they have no failures.  :). They have passed the 33CFR 183.510a test which include a slosh test.

I liked the idea of plastic tanks since there aren't any seams and there isn't any change of corrosion.  I know we have at least one other 38 Sedan with the tanks already in them.

Having said that, you can bet I'll make sure the sea trials will be thorough!

Cheers to all of you!

Lee, I looked at the drawings but did not see any reference to baffles. Since these were custom made did they add any?

Lee H Dahlen said:

I had Moeller duplicate the original tanks for the Skimmer Project. They did an awesome job and We had them epoxy coated as well. I'm attaching the drawing below. Skimmer is a 73-36 Sport fish. These are probably not your tanks. Just praising Moeller.  Cost for TWO 161 gal tanks with epoxy coat: $1650.00

ATF000417P%202-1-16.PDF



Chris Mitchell said:

I appreciate all of the feedback and comments.  Moeller Fuel tanks are made here in Tennessee and are sold by most of the major marine distributors nationwide.   They have thousands of fuel tanks on the market and the SAY they have no failures.  :). They have passed the 33CFR 183.510a test which include a slosh test.

I liked the idea of plastic tanks since there aren't any seams and there isn't any change of corrosion.  I know we have at least one other 38 Sedan with the tanks already in them.

Having said that, you can bet I'll make sure the sea trials will be thorough!

Cheers to all of you!

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