With the recent introduction of a CNC to Tek-Tanks, Director Martin Rye and his team went into overload realising new potentials of our production. Among many new avenues came the all-new, and rather niche lightweight racing tank. After enthusiastic discussion with Tim Dean Marine Consultancy, Martin came up with the concept.
Martin discussed the ideas through with his design team, which included machined out pockets in the tanks walls, baffles and hatch plates to produce a lightweight tank that can still achieve the strength and durability of our typical production tanks. There was much excitement around the office as we achieved a 48% weight reduction, and on this particular 56 litre fuel tank, that’s a crucial weight saving of 5.3kg.
The ultra lightweight plastic tank is now being discussed with drilled out hatch bolts, see through panel for level indication and much lightened brass fittings for vent, feed and return.