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kmaclean
04-14-2009, 11:51 AM
The old one has a major caved in top. This looks like a very custom shaped tank...and clues?

denverd1
04-15-2009, 01:57 PM
got a tristar 220 and its a standard aluminum rectangle tank. I know you can buy prefab plastic ones, but it sounds like you've got odd shaped tank. got a pic?

kmaclean
04-15-2009, 06:48 PM
ya weird shape....i'll put up a pic....its like the shape of a boat...

paragod
04-27-2012, 11:57 PM
I know this is a old thread but Im looking for a1989 190 Tristar open bow tank also it is a custom fit tank under the floor between the windows and company that made them is out of business. Someone put a deck screw thru the top of it and it leaks bad ! I have tried to patch it but nothing will stick to the plastic I sandd it cleaned it and it wont hold. I have called MC they said they had one left and sent me one that gos across the back.

d2jp
04-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Not sure what you've tried to patch it with, but I've had great luck with West Systems epoxy.

They have a new repair kit out, designed for patching plastics. It's about halfway down on this page (http://www.westsystem.com/ss/repair-kits/). I'm far from an expert, but have patched some plastics with guidance from them. A couple of plastic items had to be 'tempered' with a torch. That's obviously a BIG safety issue working on a gas tank.

You can call them and speak to technical support - I've fixed things that shouldn't/couldn't be repaired with West Systems:) Worth a try if you can't find a suitable replacement tank. Good luck!

mikeg205
04-28-2012, 12:35 PM
have you talked to the folks at http://www.moellermarine.com?

Table Rocker
04-28-2012, 01:08 PM
You might be able to apply a good dose of epoxy and then put a stainless steel screw through the hole. I think a replacement tank is going to be hard to find and expensive to buy.

bturner2
04-28-2012, 01:14 PM
How about 3M 5200? Not sure if you can use it with gas but that stuff is tough when it's cured and sticks to about anything.

mikeg205
04-28-2012, 01:18 PM
You might be able to apply a good dose of epoxy and then put a stainless steel screw through the hole. I think a replacement tank is going to be hard to find and expensive to buy.

It's a boat - everything is expensive....B-ring O-ut A-nother T-housand.... :)

kraig1995
04-28-2012, 10:34 PM
i am parting out a 1987 tristar 190 walk around. The tank is good. post a pic and I see if its the same as this boat has.

paragod
04-28-2012, 11:06 PM
Thanks for the help I did get it fixed PSI tested it to 5 psi and no leaks