offshore 24 fuel tank

Bobbyw

Member
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
2
Points
1
Location
Montrose, NY
Model
Offshore
I popped open the coffin cover on my 1985 offshore 24 that I'm refurbishing. My question is that although it looks good and looks to be an aluminum tank before I clean it up (I have not removed it) does anyone have experience with these? It looks original, no noticeable pitting or issues, can't see the bottom since I didn't pull it. comments...suggestions? Should I pull it for inspection or are these good? I'm leaning on pulling it.
 

leeccoll

GreatGrady Captain
Joined
May 18, 2019
Messages
897
Reaction score
305
Points
63
Age
56
Location
Reno NV
Model
Seafarer
That's an awfully long time if the tank is original. I believe the aluminum tank replacement average is 13 years. That being said, you will never know until you pull it. Corrosion is always worse underneath.
I replaced my tank last summer. This is what the bottom looked like. 1987 228 Seafarer original tank.

20190617_143656.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Vlabruzzo

Bobbyw

Member
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
2
Points
1
Location
Montrose, NY
Model
Offshore
Thanks, where did you get a replacement? I was thinking on putting in a 55 gallon poly.
 

Uncle Joe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
136
Reaction score
40
Points
28
I have replaced them on 2 different Offshores. Cost for the main tank is about $1,100.00 on the south shore of LI. They have to be fabricated. Not too difficult to install.

Try Alloy Metalworks in Farmingdale. Make a sketch of the tank and they will give you a quote.
 
Last edited:

Bobbyw

Member
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
5
Reaction score
2
Points
1
Location
Montrose, NY
Model
Offshore
I have replaced them on 2 different Offshores. Cost for the main tank is about $1,100.00 on the south shore of LI. They have to be fabricated. Not too difficult to install.

Try Alloy Metalworks in Farmingdale. Make a sketch of the tank and they will give you a quote.
Thank You
 

UCPA111

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2017
Messages
293
Reaction score
81
Points
28
Location
Erie, PA
I popped open the coffin cover on my 1985 offshore 24 that I'm refurbishing. My question is that although it looks good and looks to be an aluminum tank before I clean it up (I have not removed it) does anyone have experience with these? It looks original, no noticeable pitting or issues, can't see the bottom since I didn't pull it. comments...suggestions? Should I pull it for inspection or are these good? I'm leaning on pulling it.
I pulled mine in my 1984 Seafarer. Top wasn't too bad. Bottom was. I had Patriot Marine Fabricating in NJ make mine. He makes GW size tanks. Paul Spisak. Great guy and great price and delivery ( I am in NW PA). You can checkout my videos on my YOUTUBE page if you want to see it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bobbyw

Sully4755

Active Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2010
Messages
31
Reaction score
5
Points
8
I have a 1989 Seafarer and just replaced my original tank. Top looked ok but bottom where it sits on pads was deeply pitted. Paul at Patriot Marine in Forked River NJ made mine, He has all the dimensions just had to tell him the year and model and main or auxillary tank .Took him about 10 days and I picked it up, I believe price was $792.00 plus tax and he installs new sender and pick up. Bobbyw just noticed your from Montrose I am from Peekskill but live up near Newburgh now.
 

leeccoll

GreatGrady Captain
Joined
May 18, 2019
Messages
897
Reaction score
305
Points
63
Age
56
Location
Reno NV
Model
Seafarer
On UCPA111's recommendation, I used Patriot Marine as well, couldn't be more satisfied. I did upgrade the sender as he uses Moeller, to a Wema/KUS and installed myself.

20190627_163638.jpg
 

Vlabruzzo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2020
Messages
50
Reaction score
6
Points
8
Age
43
Location
Long Island
Model
Tournament 225
That's an awfully long time if the tank is original. I believe the aluminum tank replacement average is 13 years. That being said, you will never know until you pull it. Corrosion is always worse underneath.
I replaced my tank last summer. This is what the bottom looked like. 1987 228 Seafarer original tank.

View attachment 15871
Mine looked identical
 

Attachments

  • Like
Reactions: leeccoll

DogBone

Active Member
Joined
May 23, 2013
Messages
35
Reaction score
7
Points
8
On the advice of an old boat yard guy, I coated mine in West System 105 epoxy and a layer of chopped strand fiberglass to minimize any future pitting or corrosion issues. Everywhere my tank touched something, it had pitting corrosion, mostly on the top of the tank.FuelTank.jpg
 
Last edited: