fuel tank needed

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Bandor, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    I need a new fuel tank, the only place I found is moeller marine part number ft2219-1. according to moeller this is an OEM part and I cannot buy it through there retailers. I tried to contact 2 of my local sea ray dealers In the Houston area and they were less than helpful. The problem is there is angle to the tank bottom and getting an aftermarket tank to fit the footprint would lose about half capacity of the tank. any help with locating an or tank would be much appreciated. I have a 2000 Sea Ray 180BR

    Thanks for your time!!
     
  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Bandor

    Do you have some pictures of where the tank is in your boat? There are some custom fab shops in the Seabrook area.

    I’m also in Houston and willing to help find you a source.

    Welcome to CSR
     
  3. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Ocean Link lists one on their website. 401-683-4439

    It's plastic...why can't you get it repaired ?
     
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    I had to have a new plastic fuel tank made by Moeller for a previous boat (don't ask why :()....it was out of production but they will still make the tank if they have the mold....it was a 48 gallon tank and cost me $600.....you will have to go through a Sea Ray dealer to have this done if you go this route....

    Moeller uses a type of plastic that supposedly cannot be repaired easily and reliably...

    cliff
     
  5. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    When you say your local Sea Ray dealers were less than helpful, what do you mean? Did they take your order? Did they refuse to order your tank from the OEM vendor? There are usually ways around this situation..............I can usually help.
     
  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I know why ;)

    It seems like plastic welding has started to become much more popular now a days. But then repairing a fuel tank is not the same as repairing a water tank... there's a little more risk involved. If Moeller said it's available, it should be a simple thing to get from your dealer? Did you have a chance to check into what Scoff mentioned? Maybe not, though - I see you just posted about this last night.
     
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    yea, that was an expensive 'stupid tax'.....

    cliff
     
  8. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    We had a 66 gallon Aluminum tank made locally for a 22’ Eastern to replace 2 smaller plastic tanks about 18 months ago.
    The local fabricator charged $8.00 per gallon of capacity with a $200.00 minimum. The price included all necessary fittings and sender.
    Your boat probably has a much smaller tank so it may pay to get an estimate from a local fabricator.
    Your 3.0 powered 18’ Bowrider is probably laid out similarly to the same powered 18’ Maxum Bowrider my kids use. If so, the motor will have to come out to replace the tank.
    I think my kids tank is 18 gallons.
    It’s probably not worth the risk to attempt to repair a plastic tank that small.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    And if you happen to recall, I paid the same exact tax that you did!
     
  10. Bandor

    Bandor New Member

    11
    Jan 29, 2018
    2000 Sea Ray 180BR
    3.0
    I was able to order it from ocean link who in turn orders directly from moeller.

    the 2 plastic welders I took it to gave it try but they said it is special blend of plastic and I guess they don't have the proper plastic rods to match the particular crosslink poly made by moeller.

    The marine max just didn't want or care about going through the hassle. they actually have to go through sea ray then sea ray has to go through moeller to get the tank.

    Thanks for all the replies.

    For those Curious this is tank I had to order notice the angle on the bottom of the tank.

    www.oceanlinkinc.com/product/22-gallon-rectangular-shaped-fuel-tank-32-x-19-x-9-50-folt2219-1/
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2018
  11. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    I see that you have a tank on order, but I have found that Sea Ray owns the molds for the special OEM tanks. Moeller will sell the tanks to any Sea Ray dealer…….They are in the business of making and selling tanks. The dealer does not have to place the order thru Sea Ray, so if it comes up again, all you need to do is to find a parts guy at a dealership who wants to do his job and sell parts. That part, I can help with since our dealer here in Florida frequently orders and drop ships parts for long distance customers.
     
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