I discovered that my boats' previous owner must have used a reciprocating saw to remove his floor--because the plastic tank has two 3 inch slits cut in it. He repaired it with some sort or hardening liquid--but it was brittle and cracked. It began leaking--and that smell of gas is why I tore the floor up looking for a leak.
I bought some epoxy clay specifically made for plastic gas tank repair and cleaned and roughed up the surrounding plastic. It seems to hold nicely, but I will check for leaks tomorrow.
My question is this---will this be sufficient or would I be better off getting a new tank? It is an under floor 46 gallon tank--I obviously would rather not replace it right now, but I do want the boat to be safe--obviously.
Anybody have any experience with using this clay-epoxy--how does it hold up?