Marine fuel tank builder recommendations...

Josh Lucas

Newbie
Apr 15, 2017
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Josh Lucas
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23' Carvelle Seahawk
Just recently pulled the fuel tank on my boat and now need a new tank built. (130 gallons) Below I will attach the specs of the previous tank, Does anyone have any recommendations for a builder?

Thanks,
Josh
 

mogambosquid

Well-Known "Member"
Oct 31, 2004
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Carpinteria, CA, Chiriqui, Panama
Name
Greg
Boat
22' panga, 24' diesel inboard
I had mine made by ASAP Metal Products in Ventura, they do a lot of fabrication for the Navy and the quality of their work is excellent.
I replaced a set made by one of the aforementioned builders and the differences in build quality were significant, more bends and less welds among other things.

Even the best quality tanks will fail if improperly installed. Make sure the coffin has a drain, allow for air flow around the tank, coat them with coal tar epoxy and absolutely do not foam them in.

If you do a search on the Classic Mako site, there are some excellent threads on the right way to install fuel tanks.
 
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MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
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SAN DIEGO
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RICK
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Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}
american tanks....
 

MightyMach

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Aug 17, 2007
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Corona
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Jeff
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Phoenix 29 SFX "Given Inn," 17' Duckhungint boat, "Camo-Toe"
American tanks. Wyatt, aka Vince, is the man!