Sea Hawk 23 cc Gas Tank

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Sea Hawk 23 cc Gas Tank

Postby Taproot1 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:35 pm

I have a 2005 Sea Hawk 23 and it leans to the left when I plane off. I was told it most likely the fuel tank baffles. Has anyone had this issue before. It looks like a disasters to replace. Please Advise.
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Re: Sea Hawk 23 cc Gas Tank

Postby maxthrottle » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:45 pm

I replaced the fuel tank in my 23CC two years ago. The Caravelle tank is pretty wimpy, 0.090" thick. The deck scuppers and hoses were leaking and the bilge was always wet so it rotted the tank. It was a PITA to replace, had to cut the deck and remove the old tank.
It's a coast guard regulation that the tank have baffles if it's larger than 80 gallons so the fuel doesn't slosh and cause a capsize. If your baffle is loose there isn't much you can do about it, I could not find anyone that would attempt to cut or repair an aluminum tank.
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