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Old 11-06-2013, 12:28 PM
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Default Fiberglass fuel tanks problems in the 90's

Does anyone know what exact years that Fountain had problems with their fiberglass fuel tanks? I am looking into purchasing a 1990 38 Fever, NADA doesn't have a 38 in 1990 so it maybe a 91. But anyways I have heard that there were issues with fuel tanks in the 90's and would like to know if this boat is during those years. Thank you. David
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:35 PM
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I never knew reggie put glass tanks in his boats.thought they were all aluminum.
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I have a 91 32' it is aluminum. My buddies 89 38/36' and my brothers 1991 42' are both aluminum.
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I have a 1990 38 Fever. Title says "38ft". Same boat as 36 Fever. Anyhow, I have aluminum tanks. And no issues with them, and they appear to be original
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96 aluminum, my problem is it goes empty too fast
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Thank you all for your knowledge.. Are there any structural places that I would not normally look at that I should take a look at.
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By chance,is 79excalibur confusing the tank issues with the Skaters from that generation????
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Only cracks in my boat, which are purely cosmetic, are in the upper left corner of the glove box area, deck hatch drain notches, and along the rear cockpit floor where it meets the back seat base. Hairline gel cracks. I have not found any soft or wet wood in mine.
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all the pleasure boat fuel tanks were aluminum and the early boats the fuel tanks were outsourced. Not sure what year but the plant started making them thereselves. there has been issues with the older outsourced tanks having corrosion issues and leaking.the ones I have seen were painted grey and it was always the port tank bottom weld seam had corrosion . The fountain built tanks had considerable aluminum gussetts over the seams and i dont think had the issues.
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My 91 appears to be built like a tank. We installed speakers in front of the front seats and in the fountain emblems by the back seat... Glass was 2" thick (or close to that)
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