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3207 Carver fuel tanks

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3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby awelsh » February 29th, 2016, 12:27 pm

I need to know where to go to purchase new fiberglass replacement tanks for my 1987 Carver 3207 boat

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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby waybomb » February 29th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Welcome aboard.
Can't help you with your search; sounds like a big job.
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby g36 » February 29th, 2016, 7:59 pm

welcome not sure if i would want to purchase new fiberglass tanks. aluminum is what you will see more of. there was some discussions i've read somewhere fiberglass tanks can slowly absorb and slowly dissolve depending on certain conditions. i have used these people below they will build fuel tanks to your specs are great to work with and were reasonably priced shipped to me
http://www.sptanks.com/webdev/home.htm
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby AaHubb » February 29th, 2016, 8:03 pm

Edit.. g36 types faster than me...Since ethanol fuel eats fiberglass you might want to source an aluminum tank instead.
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby waybomb » February 29th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Had anybody ever tried a custom bladder to fit in a leaking tank?
I helped a buddy remove and install tank bladders on his Beach Duke.
If they hold fuel on a really nice aircraft they should work on a boat?
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby RGrew176 » February 29th, 2016, 10:22 pm

AaHubb wrote:Source of the post Edit.. g36 types faster than me...Since ethanol fuel eats fiberglass you might want to source an aluminum tank instead.
..Aaron


What he said.
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby Viper » March 1st, 2016, 9:29 pm

waybomb wrote:Source of the post Had anybody ever tried a custom bladder to fit in a leaking tank?
I helped a buddy trove and install tank bladders on his Beach Duke.
If they hold fuel on a result nice aircraft they should work on a boat?

I looked into doing that on a tank that was simply impossible to replace whole without a major dismantle of the cabin. The problem I ran across was that there was no practical/safe way to cut out the baffles and ensure no sharp edges were left that would chafe the bladder. To do that, I'd have to cut away most of the tank which basically took me back to square one.

Do not use fiberglass for gasoline applications. Doesn't do well with ethenol apparently. Look for a plaque on the tank. It should have the OEM info on it. If you're lucky, they're still around and may have the diagrams on file to build another one.
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby waybomb » March 2nd, 2016, 12:38 pm

Now I know why bladders won't work!
Lots of knowledge on this site.
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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby SplashyLady » March 3rd, 2016, 4:09 pm

Alloy Metal Works is well known in the boat rebuilding community. They have supplied many folks I know with replacement tanks and customers seem pleased. They do high-grade work, fast, and are a pleasure to deal with.

While sourcing a quality aluminum tank for my last rebuild, they were the least expensive per capacity. They also offer a choice of wall thickness and powder coat if desired. Just measure your current tank, note fill, sender, and outlet connections - send them a sketch and you are good to go.

Contact Phil at Alloy Metal Works, 888-549-9353, New York state. :usa: Get your quote....strike your best deal....they offer a ten percent discount off that quote for some boat clubs/members - doesn't ever hurt to ask!

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Re: 3207 Carver fuel tanks

Postby awelsh » March 8th, 2016, 8:42 am

Thank you everybody. I just got the aluminum tanks drained and cleaned. I thought it was the aluminum tank that was the problem, but it turned out that there was major water that was causing the engines to bog down. The tank cleaner said he thinks the fuel fill cap gasket is bad therefore snow and water has leaked in.

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