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Old 11-15-2020, 03:04 PM
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Looking for recommendations for a shop to build new fuel tanks. I am in MA on the south shore, but don't mind traveling for a good price. One Tank is 140 gallons, the other is 50. I have shop drawings from the manufacturer. Any recommendations are much appreciated.
Old 11-15-2020, 05:32 PM
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Luther’s (Bud) in Bristol, RI.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:45 PM
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:51 PM
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Kent fabrications in Pembroke
did a fantastic job for me a few years ago
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Second these guys . Very good shop.
Old 11-16-2020, 05:26 AM
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Another vote for Kent Fab. They’ve done good work for me.
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Thanks guys. I got a quote from Luthers, and am waiting to here back from Kent Fab. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anyone.
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Call Capeway Welding / New England Propeller in Plymouth.
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Hey a bit unrelated but while on this topic, is there any reason I don't see people discussing poly tanks for boats? Seems a lot cheaper and possibly longer-lasting that aluminum, although they cant be custom built as far as I know. Is that the only reason? Thanks for any insight.
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Originally Posted by NivagGLH View Post
Hey a bit unrelated but while on this topic, is there any reason I don't see people discussing poly tanks for boats? Seems a lot cheaper and possibly longer-lasting that aluminum, although they cant be custom built as far as I know. Is that the only reason? Thanks for any insight.
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Ken at Land or Sea Fabrications in Marstons Mills did a great job on my tank.
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Get your quote from Luthers no reason to get another they will treat you right. .
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OP: How old is the tank you're replacing?
Old 11-30-2020, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Toothpick 10 View Post
OP: How old is the tank you're replacing?
They are 25 years old. My forward tank had some deep pits, and after scraping the crud off the top they became holes. My aft tank was is pretty good shape, but I’d rather do them both at the same time and be done with it
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All three are reputable fabricators of tanks, my son is having Luthur Blount weld up two new tanks for him next month. Do yourself a favor before you put them in, give them a coat of Coal Tar Epoxy so if any salt water gets on the tank it is sitting on the epoxy instead of the aluminum. I know a builder of downeast boats who does this and never had a tank fail

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