I didn't want to jack the dual tank thread, and I am sure this question has been adressed in detail. But where to find it is a mystery.
So A buddy and I were at San Antonio (we both have the same year Konas') at the end of last summer and I wake up to the smell of gas "strong" I check out the boats and mine is fine, my buddies bilge on the other hand was about 3 inches deep in fuel. after a couple of hours we get it all out. and tow it in....end of the trip that weekend.
He just patched up the hole and is still running it. And ever since that I have been worried about mine, I thoroughly checked out my tanks when I had it tore down and they were solid and no sign of seepage or weak spots at all, but since then I have heard all kinds of things that the newer gas will do to the fuel system, "buildup of the disolved resin inside the fuel lines, clogged filters, plug up the carbs, not to mention the obvious.....fuel leaks.
So after hearing all the horror stories I am really concerned about this issue, Is this something that happens to "ALL" fiberglass tanks, or what?, I dont want to take a chance on a mid-lake bonfire, but on the other hand I am not having any of the issues that seem to go along with the tanks disolving.
I know I should just change them out so I dont have to worry about it, but at the same time everything seems to be ok, and I really don't want to dump another 6 or 7 hundred bucks into it right now, if I dont have to. I will for sure by next season, but it is all ready to go now and I really dont want to tear back into it. Any information good and bad will be appreciated.