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Fuel Tank
« on: March 01, 2014, 07:36:45 PM »

Hi all,
Does anyone know where I can get a petrol tank like this one in the picture, preferably in the UK. I am not particularly fussed on the style, just as long as it has a long neck to fill it up. Thanks
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 09:51:02 PM »

those tanks are often found on the back of strimers etc,try the local lawn mower repair shop if you have one,failing that then its hong kong
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PZ401-GAS-FUEL-TANK-1000-ml-FOR-26-CC-RC-BOAT-MARINERC-/111036796106?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item19da4f0cca

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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 09:55:56 PM »

Thanks for that, quick and easy solution for once! thanks
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 09:57:20 PM »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/McCULLOCK-MAC-426L-PETROL-STRIMMER-FUEL-TANK-/251458992436?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenPowerTools_CA&hash=item3a8c1fb934
just also found these could be what you need ?
dont know if you do flee bay at all? type in strimmer fuel tank theres loads that should fit the bill.hope this helps
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 10:53:34 PM »

In this months model boat mag in the article about building a IC raceing boat he has a bit about  making his own custom made to fit round his controls
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 07:32:16 PM »

Ah, dam, bought one for 16 from huttimports about an hour ago. oh well, thanks :)
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 07:39:00 PM »

glad i could help.what boat is it in noticed it had a zenoah and tuned pipe? %)
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 07:51:19 PM »

Its an Arrow 57 from Waverider mouldings, yeah, its got a tuned pipe but it actually has Rev Unlimited from Gizmo motors. Its a pro mod with 6.2hp. Its just a clone of a Zenoah but has been very reliable :)
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 07:56:09 PM »

know the boat well,i have a gizmo rev unlimited to, not bad engines,mind you i have most things lol when it comes to rc petrol boats, %% im surprised you dont run a iv fuel tanl?
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 09:08:14 PM »

haha, we are new to this petrol lark, well only a year in....... I am not sure what an iv fuel tank is, is it a bag? We brought the model ready built, so that is what I came with! Cheers,
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 09:13:45 PM »

yh its a bag,we use them for racing saves water getting in the tank should it ever flip over,where about are you if you dont mind me asking?
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 09:21:48 PM »

Ah I see. No worries we are in Poole, its hard to find places to run around here!
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 09:30:05 PM »

LMAO  {-) {-) {-) {-)  you have all that sea  %% mind you i dont run my boats in salt water if i can help it,there is a group called OMRA that do races down that race check out there web site  omra.co.uk might be worth a trip to watch a race ,just an idea,shame your so far away as we race alot up north with BMPRS, :-))
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2014, 09:40:41 PM »

Hahaha, what I meant is....... It is hard to find somewhere that we can get to it if it breaks down. We have a Transit Connect so it is only big enough for the model, no dingy. Tides are a big problem as well as Poole is pretty rocky. We do have a boat but the model is the same size as the platform so feels a little dangerous. Plus most of the harbour is lined with beaches, which aren't any good because of the amount of people.... the list goes on........ Yeah we go to Weymouth every year, only to watch mind you, that's what go us into petrols!
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2014, 09:44:03 PM »

HAHAHA :-))  i understand what your saying,iv done weymouth a few times havent been for a few years now,but its one of the best race weekends ever, O0
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2014, 06:33:48 AM »

What happened to the tank it came with ?,hows the boat running now anyways mate.Kurt that engine he has really moves he clocked her at over 60 mph lol,surprised me did that one lol  %% .
If you like the idea of launching these big boats from your real boat and dont like starting her on the platform you could allways build one with electric power,i have a twin planned for this year,mind you ive had it planned for 2 years now,its finding the time between building boats thats the problem lol.This should be a beast on 10 s per motor,should easy hit 75 mph lol.Run times wont be as good though  :} .
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2014, 10:10:30 PM »

 Hi Martin,
The grommet where the fuel line enter the tank split for some reason, didn't realise you could buy the grommets before we bought a new tank. The boat runs well, we haven't used it since December, but ran it in the workshop last weekend. it ran very well and idled nicely, we were very please with it! Yeah, we (well I) considered making an electric one but Dad, and mum, are a bit more hard to convince  {:-{ I have a Robbe Najade with ceased rudders, so I need to get that running before. Could get a clutch for petrol I guess. Wow, sounds good I will look out for it, what hull are you going to put the electric into?
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 10:39:24 PM »

I havent decided which hull to put them into yet,i have the Apache ,and Arrow plus the Thunderbolt,so just need to make up my mind  %) lol.Be carefull which clutch you get if you decide on one as some are rubbish.
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