GAS TANKS

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by catman-j, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    Do you prefer plastic or steel? I have heard that steel cans/tanks cause problems for 2 cycle engines.
     
  2. Shimano_cat

    Shimano_cat New Member

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    I use the plastic tanks in both of my tiller steer boats, and the Procraft has a built in aluminum tank. I'm not a fan of steel tanks myself, I've saw some rust issues in the past other guys have had.
     

  3. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    ilike the plastic tanks myself ,removeable an if you do have a problem with one it is ezzer to replace
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Depends on where the tank is.
    For permanent mounted tanks aluminum.

    The plastic tanks do permeate over time.
     
  5. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Plastic tanks are nice if you need a removeable (small boat, jon boat, etc).

    Steel has gone the way of the dodo for a reason.....rust in a fuel system is bad!

    Aluminum is very nice if you have a permanent tank.

    According to the place i bought my boat and motor, plastic tanks cause condensation in the fuel, which can reak havoc on motors. They said its like putting an empty ziplock bag in the sun, it will have condensation in it. Just something to keep in mind.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Plastic tanks here. I also like to use Sea Foam throughout the season.Takes care of any condensation or water problems.
     
  7. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Mat steel or alum tanks collect condensation in them also ,not just the plastic one do ,thats why i had to pump out the tank on my 20ft boat this spring an it,s alum
     
  8. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I've always heard the condensation thing myself.
    Sometime a while back I was going through Pasco's site looking for an article and ran across. http://www.yachtsurvey.com/myth_of_condensation_in_fuel_tanks.htm

    A little background on Pasco.
    A very well known and top in the field of marine surveyors.
    An excellent source of information on many topics with many articles.
     
  9. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Very informative!! Thanks Mark!