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4 years 5 months ago #3234 by roddy
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Are the fuel tanks the same between 28xx and 2958's. Looking at 1989 2958. Know that 28xx's fuel tanks are starting to have issues. Thinking that any deal should calculate fuel tank replacement ASAP. Am I thinking correctly???Rod2006 Trophy 1802mmsi 316 011 566Edit Post   Reply With Quote        

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4 years 5 months ago #3235 by freedre
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roddy wrote: Are the fuel tanks the same between 28xx and 2958's. Looking at 1989 2958. Know that 28xx's fuel tanks are starting to have issues. Thinking that any deal should calculate fuel tank replacement ASAP. Am I thinking correctly???Rod2006 Trophy 1802mmsi 316 011 566Edit Post   Reply With Quote        


The fuel tank in the 2855/285 is under the floor in the rear cabin.

I don't know where it is in the 2858.

The acronym (?) 28xx is not relevant because the 2855/285 is a much different boat than the 2858/288 and the 2859/289. It's not like the 32xx series, which are all the same.

"Know that 28xx's fuel tanks are starting to have issues." ?? Where is this coming from?

Ihad a 2655, a 2855 and I know lots of 2855/285, 2858 and 2859 owners (conservatively about 25) and this is the first I have heard anyone say this. I don't know if you could realistically use this as a bargaining tool.

Having said that tho' removing the tank from a 2855 would be a real bitch.

If you're looking at a boat that has fuel tank issues, look for another boat.

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4 years 5 months ago #3236 by jamie mac
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freedre wrote:

roddy wrote: Are the fuel tanks the same between 28xx and 2958's. Looking at 1989 2958. Know that 28xx's fuel tanks are starting to have issues. Thinking that any deal should calculate fuel tank replacement ASAP. Am I thinking correctly???Rod2006 Trophy 1802mmsi 316 011 566Edit Post   Reply With Quote        


The fuel tank in the 2855/285 is under the floor in the rear cabin.

I don't know where it is in the 2858.

The acronym (?) 28xx is not relevant because the 2855/285 is a much different boat than the 2858/288 and the 2859/289. It's not like the 32xx series, which are all the same.

"Know that 28xx's fuel tanks are starting to have issues." ?? Where is this coming from?

Ihad a 2655, a 2855 and I know lots of 2855/285, 2858 and 2859 owners (conservatively about 25) and this is the first I have heard anyone say this. I don't know if you could realistically use this as a bargaining tool.

Having said that tho' removing the tank from a 2855 would be a real bitch.

If you're looking at a boat that has fuel tank issues, look for another boat.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #3245 by roddy
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sorry... 2850/58SDN and 2950/58SDN

Have read that most boats regardless of brand start needing fuel tank replacements near the 25 year mark in saltwater environments.
To pull the fuel tank on 2958 is a big job as it has to come out through engine bay. Both engines need to be pulled and a fair bit of cutting required...
The tank installation looks identical between 2950SDN & 2850SDN I have looked at.
Tanks sit very low and anything but a very dry bilge will bring water into contact with tank. Estimate that tanks are 3/8" from hull sitting on plastic or nylon type spacers.
On the other site there are couple threads on 2850SDN tank replacements. Those members suggest that there is an issue with factory installation compounded with bilge water...
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