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Texoma Fiberglass put in a new gas tank for me. This is the third one 12 years. Ronnie said this will last a long time. I put in a new bilge pump and wiring and started the engine. That first fill-up will hurt your credit card though. Glad to have my boat back and hope to fish soon.
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Why Pancho?
What were the symptoms?
You have me curious and nervous.
See ya out there 

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Pancho, fortunately gas prices are still down from what they were.  You're timing was good as far as this last tank goes but your luck has been bad if you've gone through 3 tanks in 12 years. [confused]  Like Paokie, I'm also curious on what signs you had to determine the tank needed to be replaced?
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Every time I stopped the boat to throw sassy's, I got a little smell of gas. I filled the boat up and went home for a few days and when I came back, my boat house smelled like raw gas and the floor was covered and the bilge pump had melted. Cranked up the front of the boat, and gas started to run out. Lost a tank full of gas (53 gals.) The problem was it had a aluminum tank and no drain holes to let the water out. With water around the tank, it ate holes in the bottom and out came the gas. Got a polly tank now and drain holes.
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Every time I stopped the boat to throw sassy's, I got a little smell of gas. I filled the boat up and went home for a few days and when I came back, my boat house smelled like raw gas and the floor was covered and the bilge pump had melted. Cranked up the front of the boat, and gas started to run out. Lost a tank full of gas (53 gals.) The problem was it had a aluminum tank and no drain holes to let the water out. With water around the tank, it ate holes in the bottom and out came the gas. Got a polly tank now and drain holes.

Thanks Gary. So far I don't see or smell anything

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Appreciate the feedback.  Sounds like you're set up for the long haul now!  Hopefully it didn't drain your wallet...
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It definitely put a dent in my wallet, but that is what boats are for, something that floats in the water that you pour money into. It will be safe for the grandkids to ride in now.
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Bummer. Had to replace a tank in the houseboat. Wasn't leaking, but would stir up rust anytime you took it out or filled up with gas and would clog up the carburetor. After replacing fuel pumps, then rebuilding carbs and finding what looked like orange crayon, only to see the problem resurface we figured pretty good chance tanks were rusting from the inside. It's an old boat though (1972). Could of just pumped some gas into a drinking glass and saved us a lot of trouble. 
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Testimony to the truth of the adage that BOAT stands for that all familiar phrase most of us have heard and definitely experienced on multiple occasions...Break Out Another Thousand!
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never seen a  hearse going to the grave yard with a trailer behind it , might as well enjoy it if you got it !  if you dont the kids sure will ! 
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 I would highly recommend him for fiberglass work. Ronnie just redid my transom on my old Falcon Pro. Nice guy and did great work. Put the boat back together well and cleaned it up nicely.
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