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Old 09-09-2010, 02:23 PM
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I shouldn't say that the boat would never be the same, I'm sure there are plenty of glass guys that can handle the job. My main concern is buying an expensive top of the boat and knowing that someone is going to have to cut it up to remove tanks bothers me to say the least. Also I'm just surprised that Outerlimits or an other manufactures that used those tanks didn't do a recall of some sort and fix the problem. If it was a car manufacture you bet there would be a recall. I'm also curious what other manufactures used these tanks and what years.
I agree totally with this statement. If this were a car manufacturer, you'd have a recall in a heartbeat. I can't believe boat builders are sticking customers with the bill for this.
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I do believe that a certain 48 turbine cat has issues with the bladder as well . Essentailly any boat with a bladder is a time bomb if not completly accessible to repair or replace
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I dont see that much weight savings using a bladder ?
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I dont see that much weight savings using a bladder ?
I don't either.. but when you are going for the lighter/stronger method..supposedly with the Carbon, and auto clave I m guessing everything is being taken into consideration for weight savings. To me, stick with what works.. Im old school.. less callbacks, makes more coin for the builder.
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I don't either.. but when you are going for the lighter/stronger method..supposedly with the Carbon, and auto clave I m guessing everything is being taken into consideration for weight savings. To me, stick with what works.. Im old school.. less callbacks, makes more coin for the builder.
Ive had a ATL in my race car before,I bet there would be maybe 20-30lbs difference.They usually sag when not full.I would guess that the fuel impregnates the rubber,maybe giving off fumes?I wouldn't think the ethanol would hurt it.

How do they vent it?

Ive seen a 28 OB Skater tank leak and the hole side of the boat fiberglass was bubbling,delamalating It had a one year old new paint job on it. Skater charged him 15k to fix it.
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You know Aluminum tanks we would figure about a pound a gallon, Now by the time a bladder is installed with all the fittings straps and containment, the weight savings are not what one thinks, also the boat always smells like a fuel tank.

In Race stuff back in the day we would foam in two round tanks just forward of the main bulkhead these I never saw break, To this day I use that round tank mentality, One weld up the joint incredibly strong tank. Foamed in using two pour foam densities 8 and 4 Pound.Here is a fishing boat going together.

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You know Aluminum tanks we would figure about a pound a gallon, Now by the time a bladder is installed with all the fittings straps and containment, the weight savings are not what one thinks, also the boat always smells like a fuel tank.

In Race stuff back in the day we would foam in two round tanks just forward of the main bulkhead these I never saw break, To this day I use that round tank mentality, One weld up the joint incredibly strong tank. Foamed in using two pour foam densities 8 and 4 Pound.Here is a fishing boat going together







what year is that picture?????
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what year is that picture?????
Before I came back @2000 I think.
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You know Aluminum tanks we would figure about a pound a gallon, Now by the time a bladder is installed with all the fittings straps and containment, the weight savings are not what one thinks, also the boat always smells like a fuel tank.

In Race stuff back in the day we would foam in two round tanks just forward of the main bulkhead these I never saw break, To this day I use that round tank mentality, One weld up the joint incredibly strong tank. Foamed in using two pour foam densities 8 and 4 Pound.Here is a fishing boat going together.
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