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Old 09-13-2003, 02:11 AM
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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.

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Old 09-13-2003, 09:40 AM
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Great job!

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

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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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