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Fuel Tanks

Postby exsumper » Sat September 6th, 2008, 3:11 pm

I have a tinned steel fuel tank in Meldrum, That as far as I can see Is perfectly sound with little or no corrosion. It is original 45 years old and I did not intend to replace it. However I recently read in the BSS guide that tinned steel is not an acceptable material for a fuel tamks construction. Does anyone know why, as The existing one has done its job for 40years and is still in good condition.?

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Mon September 8th, 2008, 1:52 pm

Not heard of this one, we had plated tanks on our old police duty boats and they lasted 30 years without a problem. 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'!

If going for a new tank you can have s/s made, I did, but at a price.. or you could look at the variety of plactic ones available now.

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