I got 2 fiberglass tanks in my boat. Both are about 55 gals, They are not leaking but I know alot of guys are having problems with ethanol. is there anyway to reuse them or are they going to fail.. what if I pressure test them and reglass and gelcoat them? no?
Epoxy coat the outside of the new tanks when they're done. Most tank builders will do it for you if you askThere are resins and coatings that are impervious to gas, but finding someone who knows how to build them is the challenge. Aluminum is great, as long as it never comes into contact with water or salt - which is not really realistic. Mounting and protecting the aluminum tanks will be the key to the long term success. If it is wet in the bilge, they will fail, the only question is how fast.
Bill, when you decide to buy tanks check with Atlantic Coastal Welding located in New Jersey. Good to do business with, quick turn around and good prices
Epoxy coat the outside of the new tanks when they're done. Most tank builders will do it for you if you ask