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  1. #11
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    May 2001
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    Default Re: replacement fuel tank conundrum in westerly longbow.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve yates View Post

    The issue is; in situ is a 110l tank, and a custom built tank, that can fit through the access aperture of 455mm sq, can only hold approx 70l.
    (450mm sq, for clearance, and max 385mm high (current tanks height) to allow for the connections between tank and cockpit sole.

    The max depth here available is 520mm between the bearing and underside of the cockpit sole.
    Why not consider a different filler arrangement? If you fit a small round access hatch instead of the existing filler on the cockpit floor, you could have a filler cap on the top of the actual tank. Then have a tank made 450mm square and say 500mm high, giving you 100 litres capacity.

  2. #12
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    Nov 2001
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    Default Re: replacement fuel tank conundrum in westerly longbow.

    I agree with Vic but as the owner of a Longbow - same hull as yours I think - taking the tank out via the hatch in the cockpit may be restricted by the size and shape of your engine. I had a Volvo MD3B, the three cylinder one, and there was no way the fuel tank would wiggle past it!
    Anyway, my suggestion would be a smaller, standard size plastic tank and another spare tank. We changed this year from a spare 20l metal jerry can to two 10l plastic cans and they are so much easier to carry to a petrol station or manoeuvre into the locker.

  3. #13
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    Feb 2008
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    Default Re: replacement fuel tank conundrum in westerly longbow.

    I had a similar problem on my Moody33 - the tank was leaking so had to be replaced. Impossible to get out through the hatch so cut up into 3 pieces in situ and removed. I re[laced with a Plastimo tank, also try Vetus and Osculati who all supply 'standard , tanks. Another company is caktanks.co.uk who specialise in caravan, motorhome, horseboxes, campervans etc(and seem to be cheaper than 'marine' tanks!

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