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kickflip_mj 06-03-2008 1:26 AM

so my buddy wants to plumb in a second hard tank into the starbord locker of his malibu 23 LSV for surfing. but what i need to know is where is a really good site that has a huge scllection of tanks already and a place were they can be custom made... bc i saw a site someone posted on here a while back with a ton of tanks.. <BR> <BR>anything would be appreciated, thank you

kickflip_mj 06-03-2008 7:49 AM


phirates 06-03-2008 8:09 AM

<a href="http://www.plastic-mart.com" target="_blank">www.plastic-mart.com</a>

phirates 06-03-2008 8:14 AM

I should follow up that I have not used them personally...yet. I am thinking of using them for some custom sizes for my boat, however...

srh00z 06-03-2008 8:24 AM

Having had hard tanks before and having them in my current boat, I will be putting sacs in. Hard tanks take up storage all the time, if the sacs are empty, you can stash things in those compartments. I have had luck with RV fresh water tanks though. You could contact a RV repair place and they may be able to put you in touch with a place that could custom make the tank. You can also get your dimensions and look for fresh water RV tanks on ebay, you may luck up and find what you need.

moradaboardin 06-03-2008 10:56 AM

i second Stephen's suggestion just use sacs you can get more weight in the comp. and when your done using them u still have a compartment

jetskiprosx 06-03-2008 10:59 AM

I have the hard tanks out of our 2007 Sanger V230 for sale in the for sale section of this site.

bmartin 06-03-2008 12:55 PM

X3 for sacs. There are some posts here how you can plumb them in for on top of your existing tanks or to totally replace the tanks. No brainer IMO.

kickflip_mj 06-03-2008 2:59 PM

yeah i told him about that but he likes stuff super clean and besides we never once put stuff in that compartment because we fill two sacks up to the top of the comparment everytime, and everything else fits nicely in the other trunk anyways.

kickflip_mj 06-03-2008 3:04 PM

ks that was the site i was looking for, thank you.

breakz77 06-03-2008 3:21 PM

Sent you a P.M.

bloat 06-04-2008 12:32 AM

Any decent welding/fab shop can build you some aluminum tanks...but they'll be expensive...they're great for reliability and trouble free filling/draining...but they do take up more space.....I have used both, and prefer hard tanks....but I'm a welder so for me it's a just another project.

kickflip_mj 06-04-2008 12:43 AM

i love welding to, i think he wants to fab up some braces for the tank so that he can run one tank ontop of the other, just for added support for the stock tank.... all i know is with the kind of work he does it will deffinitly be sick and hold alot of water. we want to fit the largest tank possible in that trunk.lol also run a seperate pump and overflow.

bloat 06-04-2008 9:15 PM

nice.....sounds like what I did....Jabsco reversable pumps to a dedicated seperate intake scupper, wired lined hoses throughout (so they can't collapse....hydraulic grade), vent/overflow and your set. You could install a site glass or sending unit/gauge to check out your water levels too. Have fun with your install

kickflip_mj 06-04-2008 11:08 PM

jim do you have ay pics??

bloat 06-05-2008 1:31 AM

I'll take some this weekend of my CC, and I'll dig and see if I got any pics of my old Tige setup too.

bac 06-05-2008 5:04 AM

Would to see some pics too. Sounds like a nice idea for the VLX, never used hard tanks, but always wondered about them. But having that storage when the sacs are empty is nice. Maybe I can weld up some smaller tanks that will still allow storage and we can still put sacks on top or have storage. Man now I've got all kinds of ideas in my head

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