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Old 09-08-2010, 07:24 PM
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Depending on the model it is not that big of a deal. It sounds worse than it really is, but worst case scenerio you have to pull the bolsters and cut the cockpit floor, but if done right, the section that comes out goes right back in, gets glassed and non skidded, and it is as good as new.

When the floor is cut out, a flange can be glassed in for the old section to sit on, and then you glass it smooth.
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there were ATL fuel bladders used in certain boats in 2005 & 2006
man I just priced out a 90gal bladder 2800 bucks, going to stick with aluminum a 3rd the cost.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:38 PM
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My reply was for purchasing not current owners.Yes you have a right to be pissed as would I, if my boat was a few yrs old.I would think ATL the tank manufacturer would step up and promote itself a little better.I assume the bladders have no warranty and cant be liable for there product Failing?
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Depending on the model it is not that big of a deal. It sounds worse than it really is, but worst case scenerio you have to pull the bolsters and cut the cockpit floor, but if done right, the section that comes out goes right back in, gets glassed and non skidded, and it is as good as new.

When the floor is cut out, a flange can be glassed in for the old section to sit on, and then you glass it smooth.


Fred, I take it Outerlimits is handling the repairs..???
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:16 AM
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there were ATL fuel bladders used in certain boats in 2005 & 2006
so all the 39' have this tank in 05 -06? since only a handfull were made..?
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There was also a 47 that had the problem. I also heard that the factory billet boat has the same issue.

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So what actually happens to the tanks? Do they come apart and leave goo in the fuel system?
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I'm not sure, but gas vapors enter the cockpit .
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Do 2005 46' have models ATL tanks?
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Did the tanks on my skater,no big deal. Pull the interior and replace the bladders or coat the tanks and re-glass. Factor in the cost of 6-10k and reduce your offer on the boat you want to buy.Because the tanks are leaking or may leak doesnt render the boat worthless.

Every boat manufacturer has had issues from tanks leaking to stringers and strakes falling off.It happens in every facet of life.
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