Starting a project

bestfish

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Well, I decided to keep the boat and turn it into a project. Engine, fuel tanks and maybe a small fish hold while the decks are up. I'll try and take pics as I go. Heres the first of many questions to come. Who do you guys use for fuel tank fabricators in the new england area?
 

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You have a fiberglass boat, why not put in a fiberglass fuel tank?
You can do it yourself if you'd like
I actually never even thought of it. I have moderate fiberglass skills, and I'm certainly not afraid to try. I'd love a crash course on how to do it. Build them out of ? , lay up with glass and then install like aluminum? or would I build them in place? Baffels, pick ups and returns? Thanks for the help!
 

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They're below deck, 125 gal each side of the engine starting about at the bell housing and going aft. Roughly 18x24x84 off the top of my head. I'd like to go bigger if they'res room. I hope that they'res room to get to atleast 150 per side.
 

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Easily done, just toss a baffle in every 30" and you're all set, you could even split the 84 into equal portions (28) if you so desired. If you use the hull of the vessel as a mold for your new tanks (not using the hull itself as part of the tank) you can maximize capacity to the fullest extent possible.
 

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Sorry, guess I probably should have gotten into that first. 36' Harris Cuttyhunk. I listed it on this site in the for sale section. Apparently nobody wants to buy a boat that needs some work so I'll just do it myself!
 

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I actually never even thought of it. I have moderate fiberglass skills, and I'm certainly not afraid to try. I'd love a crash course on how to do it. Build them out of ? , lay up with glass and then install like aluminum? or would I build them in place? Baffels, pick ups and returns? Thanks for the help!
Bestfish,i do not think this is a good idea for someone with moderate fiberglass skills....unless you are very experienced this is not a job to start with.....one leak and you will wish you had bought tanks....
 

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Engine rebuild prices

Bestfish,i do not think this is a good idea for someone with moderate fiberglass skills....unless you are very experienced this is not a job to start with.....one leak and you will wish you had bought tanks....
This info is on your "engine post".
I'll post it here too.

Figure $725 per hole—Full Cylinder kits, rod bearings, seals & gaskets for all including S&H—Genuine Cummins only
 

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Glad to hear you are keeping the boat. I spoke to a couple mechanics after I came to look at her and thought you might not need an entire rebuild... Could be worth having someone come take a look.
 

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So the work has started, heres some pics of the progress so far-

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We did a total rebuild on a 28' Harris Cuttyhunk last year. It was partially sunk, and abused. With all the talk of adding etanol to bio diesel, I would suggest aluminum tanks with a awlgrip type of coating, install them properly and allow adequate ventilation. I have installed aluminum tanks that are still in good shape after more than 30 years
 

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Bob,

I built my own tanks for the Duffy when I had the deck up, not that bad but it did cost a lot of brain cells in the garage in February!! good luck with the rebuild let me know how things are going
 

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You should try "The Works"
About a dollar a bottle
It's magic in a bottle, takes care of those rust stains like you wouldn't believe



The bowl cleaner works much quicker than the tile cleaner, I suspect it's a bit more concentrated.

Ventilation is very important though, just a heads up
 

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You should try "The Works"
About a dollar a bottle
It's magic in a bottle, takes care of those rust stains like you wouldn't believe



The bowl cleaner works much quicker than the tile cleaner, I suspect it's a bit more concentrated.

Ventilation is very important though, just a heads up
Next time !!!! :D
 

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Speaking of gas tanks. I have a SISU 22 without an internal tank. Does anyone know of a flexible tank I could put under the deck. I cut a hatch into the deck push it through.
 
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