Gas Tank Questions

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weller
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Gas Tank Questions

Postby weller » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:49 am

The gas tanks that I installed in the boat I'm building came out of the donor I had. Thinking they were already in a boat they should be fine. Well now that I'm getting closer to finishing I trying to make sure everything is done right. I read that fuel tanks need a sticker that says they were inspected and a bunch of other stuff, well mine don't have this sticker. My question is do I need it and if so how do I get one for these tanks?
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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby weller » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:02 pm

Weller

I don't have an answer for you. I don't know what PA does. In AL I have never heard of them checking a tank. I used to test truck fuel tanks. It sounds like about the same test. I think the only time it might come up is if you had a major event and it went to court. If you have a way to put 3 psi on it and check all the welds, connections and caps with soapy water, that is basically the test.

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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby Ozzieboat » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:09 am

I put a similar question to Kevin Morin, see "Metal" Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum). Bill E. also introduced an ex USCG guy some months back for which I now cannot find the thread, but maybe he can give an answer to weller's question.

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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby psychobilly » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:14 am

OZB,

I think you're referring to this thread and its X23.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=29408&p=177904&hilit=Uscg#p177904

Weller,

I would PM X23 as he was last active a while back. Maybe if you PM him he will get a notification in his email. Ask him to come and comment in this thread.

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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby Moeregaard » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:40 am

I used a spun-aluminum dune buggy tank in our Zip, visible from outside the boat, and the rangers at our local lake never gave it a second look--and this is California, where everything is regulated.

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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby TAB » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:15 pm

those regs are only required if you are registering your vessel with the USCG. if you are registering it with your state they do not apply, unless you are using it as charter or transport.

as long as you have a good tank, don't worry about it.

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Re: Gas Tank Questions

Postby weller » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:11 pm

Thanks guys, I was looking at the USCG reg's when I seen about the sticker. Glad I don't need to worry about this :D
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