Topic: Fuel Tank for Co26

Finally there is a plastic fuel tank on the market that is almost a drop in for a Contessa 26.  Vetus makes a 25L tank that fits with only a minor mod (adding a cleat to keep it in place as seen in the picture)  Product is Vetus FTANK25

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2 (edited by stefan_d 2017-05-18 08:54:20)

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Re: Fuel Tank for Co26

There is another version of this tank which is about half the capacity.  It fits exactly like this but tucks in under the lip of the seat so I kept more of the locker opening free.  My little Petter sips fuel and for my needs it is quite sufficient.

Nice install BTW!

Christopher

Re: Fuel Tank for Co26

Is it a tank with a deck fill and vent?  This was the smallest I could find.  It's 25 litres

I used to just have a 3 gallon outboard tank in there...

5 (edited by JordanH 2017-05-22 14:37:02)

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omg.  lol, we should have talked.

I, too, am replacing my tank this spring.  Over the winter, I designed a custom tank and had it fabricated.
Origional tank, 46L, steel (rusty), with no inspection hatch.
New tank, ... 30L (?) I forget what I settled on. Aluminium. It is a vertical tank to allow for motorsailing while heeled.  It has a gauge, inspection hatch, breather, deck-fill as well as pickup.

Look at this beautiful work from the guys at Boyds Welding.
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I have that same Vetus 25L tank.  I'd love to hear what those nice looking brass fittings are.