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owlsnest1925
08-27-2011, 10:13 PM
I am looking for a new gas tank for my 1968 Corsican. Does anyone know where I can buy one or have one made? Thanks for the help.

gcarter
08-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Do you have the 25 gallon tank?
If you do and you'd like the larger 42 gallon tank, it can be done pretty easily.
http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?49388-vonkamp-s-Barrel-Back-18.......
Tidbart (Bob Wilson) has all the drawings, and Best Fab in Bartow, FL can make the tank.
http://www.bestfab.com/contact.html

mphatc
08-28-2011, 11:39 AM
Owlsnest,

I've done this exact job on my Corsican a few years back. I replaced mine with a 44 gallon tank . . increasing depth and length. Happy to share the drawings and the manufacturer's contact info with you. It's at work and not accessible to me today.

As I recall the original tank was 25 gallons. The difficulty with a longer tank is that at 44 gallons it extends back so far that the cockpit floor hatch covers the back end. This leaves the back of the tank exposed to rain and water that can get in the cockpit . . I foamed my tank in place . . .so water can pool on top of the rear of my tank . . .not desirable, so I seal my cockpit hatch . .it does make for easy access to the fuel pick up and sender which in the stock location is not easy.

Here's a link to my original tank:
http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=101&stc=1&d=1075378908

My replacement tank:
http://www.donzi.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3695&d=1087350514

I'm also collecting hull ID numbers and owners contact info as I create a list of Corsican owners. Possibly you can share that with me . . and post a pic of your boat for all to enjoy.
fwiw, we now know 56 were built, and more than half have been located . .

Happy to help you in any way that I can . .feel free to contact me directly or call me at my shop.
603-228-2888

Mario L.

Kirbyvv
08-28-2011, 06:12 PM
I just did this in my '78 x-18. I got the tank from Florida Marine Tanks (FMT). I went with the OEM, which is actually 23 gallons. I have the spec's for the tank if you'd like also. Check out my thread on my replacement http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61917&highlight=gas+tank+replacement

owlsnest1925
09-13-2011, 05:14 AM
thanks for the help

my boat info is

Donzi 18 CorsicanYear: 1968
Hull number: C18 C19
Outdrive number: B223013
Engine number: B8HM2374-1-R/W I/O

hdsadey
09-13-2011, 06:57 AM
I've been working part time for a tank builder (not building tanks but other aluminum welding) and his work is excellent. His name is Tony Perez and Sunrise has been a family biz for 40 years. His dad started back in the 70's in Miami building tanks for the major boat builders. Probably dealt with Aronow back in the day, I know he built for Pantera. 941-412-3500 BTW he's got one hell of a quick turn around time!!!!

mattyboy
09-13-2011, 07:06 AM
hull 19 light blue and white started 7-3-68 invoiced 7-25-68
225 hp Holman Moody 289 motor standard rotation raw water cooled with late model Volvo 200 or very early 250 drive

very cool original boat if it's all there, good luck on the restoration.

when I did my tank in '03 I went with FMT they did the original tanks it's a FMT 23DZ had the site gauge and all. Rootsy here has a drawing for a 34 ish gallon tank that fits in the original bulkhead if your looking to increase range without moving bulkheads

again good luck post pics