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Well the process has started with my tank replacement. Wasn’t sure if I made the right choice but it was the only thing left in the trouble shooting of the gas smell. Had some serious holes in the top left fwd corner. Glad I am not throwing my money away.
 

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Sorry your going through that. Did you have a new tank fabricated locally? If so, who did you find?
 

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I am letting the boat yard handle the tank. RDS is only making them right now for the boat manufacturers. It will be 3/16 instead of 1/8 and coated.
 

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At least its not a summer project! I never knew anything about these type of tank failures till I joined this site...(good and bad I guess), so I now try to take notes and get knowledge in case my turn comes.
 

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I was discussing tank replacement with a boat dealer in my area (he was also a Parker dealer). His suggestion to reduce corrosion of the fuel tank was "you should periodically take a water hose and wash the tank down to remove/reduce the salt build up which causes the electrolysis/corrosion". I have a 2300T and it has a pie plate over the tank sending unit so the idea was to remove the plate and stick a water hose in there, let it run for a while, and the water will all "drain out the bilge while removing a lot of the salt build up".

Anyone ever heard of or tried this?
 

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I was discussing tank replacement with a boat dealer in my area (he was also a Parker dealer). His suggestion to reduce corrosion of the fuel tank was "you should periodically take a water hose and wash the tank down to remove/reduce the salt build up which causes the electrolysis/corrosion". I have a 2300T and it has a pie plate over the tank sending unit so the idea was to remove the plate and stick a water hose in there, let it run for a while, and the water will all "drain out the bilge while removing a lot of the salt build up".

Anyone ever heard of or tried this?
Unless you are planning to eliminate the foam and now have a way for the water to exit the tank compartment, I would not suggest that. Plus, are you getting the tank epoxy coated? If you are, you should be fine leaving ell enough alone.
 

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Something I've thought about...for those of us with the older boats with no obvious tank corrosion, how would Fluid Film work as a preventative measure? The info on their website seems to advocate its use for marine purposes...mainly corrosion protection. Maybe coating the top, and letting run down the sides to wherever water might run/collect, in and around the foam. They are applying this stuff to the bottoms of vehicles here in the New England to offset the salt that's used on the roads. I don't think it would harm anything in the bilge. Maybe there are other issues with this I'm not seeing.
 

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The new tank will be coated and using a closed cell foam. The problem with what Parker did when they built it was they used an open cell foam. Any water would be absorbed like a sponge and held against the tank. Not a chance of drying it all of the way.
 
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