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  1. #1
    Registered Bulldog's Avatar
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    79 Larry Smith Scarab 'Kaama'
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    Abita Springs, La.

    Official Kaama Scarab progress report

    The fuel tanks were foamed in place in the 4 tank bays, and water had collected in the foam which pitted the original tanks.

    Previously I dug the foam out to loosen up the first three tanks by hand, which was quite a job ( 3 hours each). I pulled the fourth out with my new hoist in about 10 minutes, and the foam came out in large pieces in about another 10 minutes.

    Today I spent 5 hours in the engine bay with a pressure washer and soap. The bilge and 4 saddle tank bays are now clean and almost ready for paint.

    I am going to install the new fuel tanks with 2 part foam, and will coat them with epoxy where they are not visible. Hopfully in the next week or 2- then the engines go back in.

    There are PVC pipes under the gunnels which are used for wiring, hydraulic lines etc. and I am going to replace them (Saturday???) while the tanks are out. I really like the way this was done, eliminating the need for clamps, etc.

    Bulldog aka Bullfrog aka dazed and confused on a daily basis

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    Baton Rouge, LA
    Great job!

    But... WE NEED PICS!!!!!


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    1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
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    Monroe, LA
    Ronnie -- In all the years I have been asking, you have never posted a pic. I am going to New orleans next weekend. Do I have to come take them myself?

    In the immortal words of my Dad, "Don't make me come down there!"

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    ronnie post the picture i cnt wait to see it thanxs.............

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