type of fuel tank

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by jollyricard, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. jollyricard
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    jollyricard Junior Member

    Dear ALL,

    I have a fishing vessel of 16 mt in lenght, I must install on board two fuel tanks. Must These tanks be made of steel or reinforced plastic ? Are there appropriate rules?
    I am an italian student.....

    many thanks
    best regards
     
  2. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Tanks can be made of steel, plastic, aluminum, or fiberglass. Which tank you use is dependent on fuel and what your class rules/government regulations require. Most of the time they are made from the same material as boat. Thus a steel boat would have steel tanks, a fiberglass boat fiberglass ones. You can make tanks into bottom of boat for cost savings and greater safety, but then again this may all be govern by what agency you are trying to get your boat approved by. A fishing vessel may be considered a commercial vessel.
     
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    Fanie Fanie

    How big does the tanks have to be ? If they are large you will want slosh partitians in them.
     

  6. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    I beg to differ. More fiberglass boats have metal tanks.
     
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