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Old 04-20-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hi there, I have a 1996 maxum 2100 sr with a 5.7L , the boat smell like gaz or fume , if covered it`s way worse , how to test this system for leak and is the boat needs to be cut to pull the gaz tank out?
anyone did this job on their boat?
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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First welcome.....since we are talking about a gas leak I would head to your friendly marina boat mehanic and get a professional to look at this problem.

If you make the wrong decesion it could be deadly..

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thanks Roger, I `m pretty sure that the gaz tank is leaking a bit , the ski storage stink really bad my boat has only 72 hrs on it... maybe the plastic of the tank dried.......
it looks like there is no factory cut out to pull the tank.... thanks to maxum engineering
I would of like doing this job myself... I think this is a carpentry project ... the tank is easy to disconnect....but hard to remove from the floor....
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Gino..........good luck on that one. Yes they usually cement those tanks between the stringer system of your boat. Lots of cutting and fiberglass dust on this one!

Keep us up to date with some pic's and how you did this.

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Gino,
are you seeing any gas in the bilge? May be fumes from a hose that has cracks allowing vapor to escape.

Keep the boat uncovered and outside until resolved.
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Those fumes, have the ability to blow you and your boat into tiny pieces.
I would be very careful...
An ignition source could be as simple as static electricity.
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I just removed my tank.
This is after the 28 gallon tank was removed.Click image for larger version

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This is the tank, its huge.Click image for larger version

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Once I got the floor off, the tank was just fiberglassed in 4 spots.
When you start digging you will find rot.
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BTW this is the before pic. Click image for larger version

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