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Old 01-24-2016, 06:18 PM
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It leaked in September, just enough to smell, but not visible, but enough we would not run it again. A call was made to Mr. Pete, and he said to send it up. I removed the interior, and engines. And started whining, about taking it from Florida to Douglas Michigan. Pete "Shoot to Thrill" Boden, volunteered to drive it up in early October. He picked it up on a Sunday, and delivered it on Monday.... In Michigan.. wow

I met Mr. Pete on the Galleon Docks in Key West at the Worlds in November, he said I call to much .....

It was picked up complete with new tanks and water ramps last Thursday, by Pete Boden, in the beginning of the big blizzard. I was expecting a lot of problems, until I heard the back up horn on the big freight liner backing the boat into the driveway Friday Afternoon. Thanks Pete. Although it was quite dirty from the snow.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:22 PM
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All cut up.
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Ok, how do I turn the pictures?

Many thanks to "Shoot to Thrill" Pete, and Ron "Double Rigged" for the help getting it there, and getting it completed.

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Are you on an Ipad?
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We had no damage from ethanol, the tanks had been replaced by the previous owner, just before I purchased the boat. A big factor in the purchase decision. But the replacement was not done at Skater, and it failed. Lesson learned.

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Now she has made the required trip back to the mothership and back safe. All is well.

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We had no damage from ethanol, the tanks had been replaced by the previous owner, just before I purchased the boat. A big factor in the purchase decision. But the replacement was not done at Skater, and it failed. Lesson learned.

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You've probably transferred the file/pic to your Ipad from email or a message. Save it to camera roll, open it up, take a screen shot of the pic, use the screen shot to post in the forum.

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Jim,
Glad the boat made it back safe in the wake of the all the bad weather!
I am sure it will be back together soon!!!!!
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I removed the tunnel tab today, don't you love 5200 adhesive? It was difficult. The tab back plate was in need of stripping, blasting, acid wash, and alodine treatment, before epoxy primer and Awlgrip tomorrow.

While everything is off the boat, I will replace all the control cables. Throttles, shifts, trims, tab
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What are skater tanks made from? What causes the failure? And what is different after they are fixed that prevents future failure?
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