Vinyl ester keel tanks

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Matthew Dunk, Apr 25, 2019.


  1. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    I sold VE for decades, it will work fine for a diesel tank. We had charts to indicate which ones would be best for each application because there are hundreds of formulas to choose from.

    The reason the use of the hull as a component of the tank was abandoned is because it was considered too easily compromised by an impact or fatigue.

    It was done for a long time, and I’m sure most boats faired well, but it was easier to eliminate it as an option than to try and monitor construction of each hull to ensure it would hold up.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
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