[Public-list] Gas Fuel Tank

Mike Lehman sail_505 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 7 18:18:37 PDT 2004

Bruce Rankin "Lingin" #244 made a fiberglass tank and used the hull itself 
as the outer walls of the tank. He did this a gazillion years ago and it has 
functioned fine.

Mike Lehman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Newman" <newman423 at sympatico.ca>
To: "Alberg 30 List" <public-list at alberg30.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 2:54 PM
Subject: [Public-list] Gas Fuel Tank

I am thinking about a winter project to replace the steel fuel tank (gas) 
which is mounted on a shelf in the starboard cockpit locker of #233.  I put 
this tank in as a replacement about 6 years ago.  What I am considering is 
having an aluminum tank made that would approximately conform to the shape 
of the bottom of the locker.  The bottom of the tank would be supported 
against the hull by strips of wood or rubber or plastic and be mounted as 
low as possible.  It would be tied down by straps attached to fittings 
glassed to the inside of the hull and to fittings mounted on the inboard 
bulkhead of the locker. It should be of some advantage to get this weight 
lower in the boat and should also reduce any concerns about corrosion in the 
steel tank suddenly leaking gas into the boat.

Has anyone seen an installation like this or have any comments on its 

Bill Newman
Marion Rose III, #233
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