Aluminum Fuel Tank Builders?

Strike

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Apr 2, 2011
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Arima
Anyone have a reccomendation for a aluminum fuel tank builder in WA? I'm in the Olympia area and looking into having a belly tank made for my boat.
 

Siv

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May 8, 2008
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Normandy Park Wa
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Dave
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19' SeaSport
Do a search of this forum . Lots of recent info on Wa builders.
 

hotstick

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Nov 19, 2007
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24 radon , 16 radon
Ims San dimas ca send them a drawing and they will ship great work and prices
 

Fireball

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x2 on Rudnick, Nick and Collin are great to work with and spot on for size. You draw it, email to them and done. You could run up and pick it up 45-60 minutes saves shipping.
 
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goatram

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Nick and Collin might Not want to play with Gas anytime Soon. Boom.

Ballard Marine Fabrication.
 

Fireball

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If I understand correctly it was not a new tank build that they had an issue with was a used tank.
I would not hesitate to hire these guys again.
 

Reel Hooker

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Sep 9, 2013
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Thanks for the reccomendations. I must have missed the boom post.
there is no boom post. come on Goat is pouring salt on wound that is not a laughing matter.
So with that said, if you need a fuel tank built to size and want to know it will fit and not leak these are your dudes.
 

Cohoho

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Rudnick Manufacturing is a company that does incredible work.. Nick and Colin are awesome and can build anything out of aluminum and it will look amazing. Even the most pickiest, detailed orientated person will not find a flaw in their work.
 
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goatram

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Fake news Goat???? Come on man!!!!!:finger::ashamed::rofl:
Just because the news will not report the Injuries. The Evidence is in the eye of the Beholder when you look at the Young Bro the Welder boy. Broken arms and bones in the Face. Rumors and Propaganda can be put to bed if the young man showed his face. Gas is bad juju in the foam. Boom Boom out go the lights.

Jim Clack or Chris Hanson are both able to weld the Crack of Dawn up. Their Fabrication is second to none. Jim can stack dimes or drop Quarters on Aluminum, Steel, or SS. My Miss Eliza is proof positive. Gary Grady has a tank that Jim welded in my shop. Grady White supplied the Blueprint. I had the Aluminum bent and Jim welded it up by rigging it.

Fake News is ......

Kinda like The Hunter with a pipe in his mouth. The young Daughter's Diary entry stating showers with her Daddy, Send Coon's Daughter in bed. Barry's daughter in Bed with a Hunter B.
 

Fog Ducker!

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4 and counting!
Thanks for the recommendations. I must have missed the boom post.
Let's find out!
Is it a new tank build, or a repair?

Ducker!
 

Nick Rudnick

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Nov 20, 2014
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Nick R
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17' Aluminum Skiff
Just to clear the air of any rumors that are being spread. Yes, there was an accident at my shop involving a USED fuel tank. It was filled with water and purged with argon. The boat manufacturer had installed the wrong fittings and that resulted in fumes remaining trapped behind a baffle. The tank popped, and Colin hurt both his hands. One hand was in a splint, the other is in brace. No broken arms. He was wearing protection that prevented any more damage, and he has been at the shop for a few weeks now. We have 4 other highly skilled fabricators, so our work and contracts have continued without any issues or slow down.

I do not know how Goat is getting his information as I havent spoken to him about it, however, I have had to ask the Ballard Marine Fabricators sales rep, Brandon to leave my shop twice, after he approached one of MY customer in MY yard while I was working on my customers 42' Aluminum boat, and tried selling to him. NOT Cool. The second time was a day after the explosion when he came around trying to figure other things we had going on and I did not let him walk into my shop after the previous experience.

I hope this clears the air.

@Strike if you want a fuel tank built please feel free to call, email or pm me, I would be happy to discuss your project and work with you on it.
 

Captain Decent

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Just because the news will not report the Injuries. The Evidence is in the eye of the Beholder when you look at the Young Bro the Welder boy. Broken arms and bones in the Face. Rumors and Propaganda can be put to bed if the young man showed his face. Gas is bad juju in the foam. Boom Boom out go the lights.

Jim Clack or Chris Hanson are both able to weld the Crack of Dawn up. Their Fabrication is second to none. Jim can stack dimes or drop Quarters on Aluminum, Steel, or SS. My Miss Eliza is proof positive. Gary Grady has a tank that Jim welded in my shop. Grady White supplied the Blueprint. I had the Aluminum bent and Jim welded it up by rigging it.

Fake News is ......

Kinda like The Hunter with a pipe in his mouth. The young Daughter's Diary entry stating showers with her Daddy, Send Coon's Daughter in bed. Barry's daughter in Bed with a Hunter B.
on a rip are ya bud?
 

G-Spot

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Mar 14, 2008
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Just to clear the air of any rumors that are being spread. Yes, there was an accident at my shop involving a USED fuel tank. It was filled with water and purged with argon. The boat manufacturer had installed the wrong fittings and that resulted in fumes remaining trapped behind a baffle. The tank popped, and Colin hurt both his hands. One hand was in a splint, the other is in brace. No broken arms. He was wearing protection that prevented any more damage, and he has been at the shop for a few weeks now. We have 4 other highly skilled fabricators, so our work and contracts have continued without any issues or slow down.

I do not know how Goat is getting his information as I havent spoken to him about it, however, I have had to ask the Ballard Marine Fabricators sales rep, Brandon to leave my shop twice, after he approached one of MY customer in MY yard while I was working on my customers 42' Aluminum boat, and tried selling to him. NOT Cool. The second time was a day after the explosion when he came around trying to figure other things we had going on and I did not let him walk into my shop after the previous experience.

I hope this clears the air.

@Strike if you want a fuel tank built please feel free to call, email or pm me, I would be happy to discuss your project and work with you on it.
Wow! Glad he is ok.

I am curious and not questioning what you did or how you did it in any way!I have worked on a couple of tanks and after flushing as you did and had one pop, but it was so minor it just basically burped, but made us jump!

the last couple I worked on we actually set up a hose and ran auto exhaust and left it running while working on the tank.

So here’s the question: The baffles in the tanks I worked on had large enough cut outs for the fuel to pass that I don’t see how fumes would hide behind them due to wrong fittings from the manufacturer.

Again, not questioning to say you did anything wrong. Accidents can happen even when taking steps to be safe. I am just curious about the fittings effecting the vapors. Educational opportunity not scrutiny on you. Thanks!
 

Fish_on!

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Just because the news will not report the Injuries. The Evidence is in the eye of the Beholder when you look at the Young Bro the Welder boy. Broken arms and bones in the Face. Rumors and Propaganda can be put to bed if the young man showed his face. Gas is bad juju in the foam. Boom Boom out go the lights.

Jim Clack or Chris Hanson are both able to weld the Crack of Dawn up. Their Fabrication is second to none. Jim can stack dimes or drop Quarters on Aluminum, Steel, or SS. My Miss Eliza is proof positive. Gary Grady has a tank that Jim welded in my shop. Grady White supplied the Blueprint. I had the Aluminum bent and Jim welded it up by rigging it.

Fake News is ......

Kinda like The Hunter with a pipe in his mouth. The young Daughter's Diary entry stating showers with her Daddy, Send Coon's Daughter in bed. Barry's daughter in Bed with a Hunter B.
Aren’t you the guy that can’t tell how deep it is and put your boat in the shop from your inabilities to navigate?
 
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Nick Rudnick

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Nick R
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17' Aluminum Skiff
Wow! Glad he is ok.

I am curious and not questioning what you did or how you did it in any way!I have worked on a couple of tanks and after flushing as you did and had one pop, but it was so minor it just basically burped, but made us jump!

the last couple I worked on we actually set up a hose and ran auto exhaust and left it running while working on the tank.

So here’s the question: The baffles in the tanks I worked on had large enough cut outs for the fuel to pass that I don’t see how fumes would hide behind them due to wrong fittings from the manufacturer.

Again, not questioning to say you did anything wrong. Accidents can happen even when taking steps to be safe. I am just curious about the fittings effecting the vapors. Educational opportunity not scrutiny on you. Thanks!
These baffles were solid rectangles, with an air gap at the bottom and a small hole on the top. There was a vent that connected each end of the tank, one was plugged, so it didnt vent, and the tank wasnt 100% level. Other issues were going on with the boat too such as the builder ran 1/2" NPT fittings and cranked down the 5/8" vent hose with hose clamps. We never rush into a fuel tank project, and we double checked everything. We will still weld on used ones, Colin said he would do it again, we are just getting marine chemists involved.

We are just thankful it wasnt worse. Lessons were learned that we wont forget!
 

G-Spot

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These baffles were solid rectangles, with an air gap at the bottom and a small hole on the top. There was a vent that connected each end of the tank, one was plugged, so it didnt vent, and the tank wasnt 100% level. Other issues were going on with the boat too such as the builder ran 1/2" NPT fittings and cranked down the 5/8" vent hose with hose clamps. We never rush into a fuel tank project, and we double checked everything. We will still weld on used ones, Colin said he would do it again, we are just getting marine chemists involved.

We are just thankful it wasnt worse. Lessons were learned that we wont forget!
Thanks for the info, and glad he is on the mend!
 

sgwill122

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Feb 21, 2011
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'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
Another endorsement here for Rudnick Mfg, very easy to work with and great quality.
 

bdrlgion

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Nick's a standup dude. I wouldn't hesitate to get any work done at his shop. Ignore the goat, he's been huffing argon again.
 
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