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    2000 Bayliner 1850 fuel Tank?-gctid361959

    Fairly new to boating and new to BOC! You guys have been a ton of help through my deck replacement project!!

    I'm in the process of replacing the deck on my Bayliner. When i bought it i notice a fuel smell when i removed the cover. after reading a few thing of these forums i learned that Plastic (polyethylene) fuel tanks are porous and over time can start to release fumes? when i pulled the tank it was covered in black suet on the bottom almost like there was a small fire under it....... Not to mention it was fairly wet.

    I have looked everywhere and can not find a replacement fuel tank. I guess my first question would be does anyone know where i could find one? new would be best so i don't run into the same problem with the smell down the road. Its what they call a V-bottom i think. dimensions are 40.5 long 28.5 wide and 8 deep and the deepest point. not sure the narrow edge depth.

    As for a second question, If a fuel tank can not be found is it possible to clean the outside really good and use a spray on rubber to coat the entire tank?

    Any help would be great. thanks in advance.

    #2
    Hi MFB

    my tank had to be replaced a few years ago. It looked blackish brown in spots on the underside where salt water ate small holes causing it to leak. Very scary! Glad it was noticed while on the trailer and not underway.

    Coastline http://coastline-tanks.com/ was the orig manufacturer of mine and they still had the drawing/plan to work from. There should be a manufacturer tag or sticker somewhere on yours.....it may be coastline???

    anyway, they were good to work with and would build to your specs. 105 gallon "belly tank" cost about $600 (shipping not included) AND that was before metal prices began climbing.

    sorry to hear you have a leak and good luck taking care of it.

    You'll no doubt get lots of opinions about it but given the explosive nature of gas fumes, I personally wouldn't screw around with a cheap fix. AI looked at bladders coating ect. before coming to the concluion that I needed to be confident I wasn't putting my self and family in danger.
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    John
    1988 Bayliner 2556
    5.7L OMC Cobra

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      #3
      myfirstboat wrote:
      Fairly new to boating and new to BOC! You guys have been a ton of help through my deck replacement project!!

      I'm in the process of replacing the deck on my Bayliner. When i bought it i notice a fuel smell when i removed the cover. after reading a few thing of these forums i learned that Plastic (polyethylene) fuel tanks are porous and over time can start to release fumes? when i pulled the tank it was covered in black suet on the bottom almost like there was a small fire under it....... Not to mention it was fairly wet.

      I have looked everywhere and can not find a replacement fuel tank. I guess my first question would be does anyone know where i could find one? new would be best so i don't run into the same problem with the smell down the road. Its what they call a V-bottom i think. dimensions are 40.5 long 28.5 wide and 8 deep and the deepest point. not sure the narrow edge depth.

      As for a second question, If a fuel tank can not be found is it possible to clean the outside really good and use a spray on rubber to coat the entire tank?

      Any help would be great. thanks in advance.
      Are there actual holes in the tank? If not, I would pump it up with a bicycle pump to ~2 psi and see if it holds air overnight. It could be gunky from being in the bilge but the tank may be fine. A PE fuel tank should have lasted far longer than that.

      Moeller may be the OEM... http://"http://greatlakesskipper.com...rly sized tank you could check which has the same capacity (30 gallons) as your boat should have.

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        #4
        FairEnough wrote:
        Hi MFB

        my tank had to be replaced a few years ago. It looked blackish brown in spots on the underside where salt water ate small holes causing it to leak. Very scary! Glad it was noticed while on the trailer and not underway.

        Coastline http://coastline-tanks.com/ was the orig manufacturer of mine and they still had the drawing/plan to work from. There should be a manufacturer tag or sticker somewhere on yours.....it may be coastline???

        anyway, they were good to work with and would build to your specs. 105 gallon "belly tank" cost about $600 (shipping not included) AND that was before metal prices began climbing.

        sorry to hear you have a leak and good luck taking care of it.

        You'll no doubt get lots of opinions about it but given the explosive nature of gas fumes, I personally wouldn't screw around with a cheap fix. AI looked at bladders coating ect. before coming to the concluion that I needed to be confident I wasn't putting my self and family in danger.
        Great advice, but Coastline and RDS built the aluminum tanks... I don't think either made poly tanks, and they're not build to order like the aluminum tanks are. Worst case scenario you could replace it with an aluminum, but finding an original poly would be less money and there probably are few custom sizes.

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          #5
          [QUOTE]ishiboo wrote:
          Are there actual holes in the tank? If not, I would pump it up with a bicycle pump to ~2 psi and see if it holds air overnight. It could be gunky from being in the bilge but the tank may be fine. A PE fuel tank should have lasted far longer than that.

          Moeller may be the OEM... http://"http://greatlakesskipper.com...rly sized tank you could check which has the same capacity (30 gallons) as your boat should have.[/QUOTE

          There is no holes in the tank. no fuel leaking to the bilge. just wet from water. I did notice the smell was stronger when i opened the ski storage hatch. (before i removed the deck)

          I will try to pump it up and see if it will hold air.

          I've seen that tank in my search, the only problem is the hose connections ore not similar enough so the inlet would stick up to far. if it was flush with the rest of the tank it would be perfect.....

          The search continues..... I will get a picture posted as soon as i can if i can figure out how. Thanks again

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            #6
            Why is it the fuel tank in my 1989 Capri is still there. And in all the cars I owned never had a fuel tank issue. Is there something different in the material used now? I just think certain items should last the lifetime of the boat.:surr

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              #7
              Ok i got some pictures posted, of the whole project. but most importantly right now is the gas tank.I found out that it is a moeller tank with #FT3039, i googled it and it came up with this web site.... http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/MOE/MOEFT3039.html. very little info, just that it is special order so i sent them an email. i also emailed Moeller about the tank now that i have the model number so now all i can do is wait.

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