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Old 03-19-2008, 07:14 PM
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Debating on putting these in the Classifieds. There are very few boats with a deep enough engine bay other than the cougars that can use them. They are in excellent shape, the had a composite structure around them and the inside of the structure was carpeted to eliminate abrasion. Very Very heavy duty.

They are 22"wide X 40 1/2"tall X 48" long and I believe there capicity is 180 gallons if memory serves me. They weigh less than 50 lbs. each.

I Have 2 of them.

Only other thought that they might work for is a Support vehical or Race Trailer if your bringing fuel with you to events???

www.hsmarston.co.uk/company_history.htm

Here is there website I found, under the History section if you hold your cursor over 1983 it says: Palmer Aero Products acquired from BTR and relocated from London. Products include flexible hoses, ducting couplings, filters, de-icers and electrical harnesses, all for Aerospace applications.

Company name changed to Marston Palmer Ltd.


I also posted this below but thought I would add it here also.


I recieved this email today from Marston, Very Cool of them!

From: Dawson, Kevin HS-MA [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 10:07 AM
To: Jon
Cc: Bates, Roger HS-MA
Subject: FW: Fuel Cells




Hi Jon,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I didn't want to just turn you away - rather try to help.

The tanks shown in your pictures were manufactured here at Marston some years back. The were manufactured using processes designed for military purposes, for use in fuel tanks for aircraft and for re-fueling 'drop tanks' for supplying depots in the battlefield. This means that they are very robust and long life products.

However - for peace time use (like boats and cars) they are expensive to make and perhaps, over engineered. The consequence was that the business was not economically sound and was sold to a competitor FPT Industries in Portsmouth UK www.fptind.co.uk part of the GKN group. Who I believe to this day have the capability (not sure about the interest) to make these tanks.

I was never involved with the rubber tank production, and there are few still here that was. However, Roger Bates, who is one of our engineering managers still here was. So I've copied this to Roger and have spoken to him. he has agreed to give you a ring next week (after the Easter holiday) to see if he can help further.

Good luck



Regards

Kevin Dawson

General Manager

Special Products Division

H.S. Marston Aerospace Ltd

((Phone) +44 (0) 1902 572800

(Fax) +44 (0) 1902 572 809





Thanks
Jon
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That would work, just worried Stecz would want swimmng lessons to go along with them.


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I recieved this email today from Marston, Very Cool of them!

From: Dawson, Kevin HS-MA [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 10:07 AM
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Subject: FW: Fuel Cells




Hi Jon,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I didn't want to just turn you away - rather try to help.

The tanks shown in your pictures were manufactured here at Marston some years back. The were manufactured using processes designed for military purposes, for use in fuel tanks for aircraft and for re-fueling 'drop tanks' for supplying depots in the battlefield. This means that they are very robust and long life products.

However - for peace time use (like boats and cars) they are expensive to make and perhaps, over engineered. The consequence was that the business was not economically sound and was sold to a competitor FPT Industries in Portsmouth UK www.fptind.co.uk part of the GKN group. Who I believe to this day have the capability (not sure about the interest) to make these tanks.

I was never involved with the rubber tank production, and there are few still here that was. However, Roger Bates, who is one of our engineering managers still here was. So I've copied this to Roger and have spoken to him. he has agreed to give you a ring next week (after the Easter holiday) to see if he can help further.

Good luck



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H.S. Marston Aerospace Ltd

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