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Old 03-24-2022, 08:19 AM
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Original transom on my 83 has issues with water and rot. Same thing with the floor. I replaced the fuel tank and replaced the water logged wood on the fuel tank hatch 19 years ago. The fuel tank is not leaking, but it would be silly to not replace it while everything is apart. Im going to a smaller tank, from 144 gallon to 100 gallon. It took this old man a couple of weeks to take things apart to get ready for the glass man. Hoping stringers and such are alright.

I used teak trim that was taken from transom door and such to screw into all those years ago and it appears to be in pretty good shape.
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Old 03-24-2022, 08:27 AM
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Nice Ron!! I'm with ya, if you're that far into it replace the tank! I've got a 144 gallon and would go down to a 100 in a second! I'm assuming you are keeping it mounted towards the front. Have fun!
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Old 03-24-2022, 09:04 AM
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Hatches were not that bad to get out. When I put them back in back then, I laid down some heavy monofilament before applying sealant. I found the line buried and was able to unzip most of the sealant and lift hatch out.

Dont know what we will find under tank. Going to leave that to someone else. Yes Don, basically going to be in the same place at the front of tank, going from 98 to 70 so 28 shorter on rear.
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Old 03-24-2022, 10:21 AM
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Hummm.....28" is quite a bit, I was thinking 24" would get me to about 100 gallons and get the back of the tank out of the rear hatch area! Plus with the heavier 4 stroke it would move about 300 pounds of fuel 24" away from the stern when the tank is full to 3/4 full (all the fuel runs to the back of the tank). That's the big deal for me, getting some of the 3/4" freeboard back I lost when I installed the heavier 4S engine.

Oh yeah, back in November of 2018 I was paying $2.91 for Rec90, same pump, same station was a smooth $4.89 the other day when I bought gas for my golf cart! I don't even want to think about gas $$$ for the boat!!!
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I'm going to remember that monofilament trick. Thank you!
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The back bulkhead inside of the forward deck hold, I cut in a watertight rectangle Armstrong hatch. Then installed a 15 gal Bladder style tank for fresh water washdown. Easy to install the pump, elect and the plumbing in the console.
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Yeah, the old tank is 28 wide and now that I see the lip, I remember that I shaved a little glass to get old tank out. New tank is 27.5 w x 70L x12h. It works out to be 100 gallons. As far as that extra room, thats interesting, have a hatch there already.


Moving right along, doing transom from inside. Good thing is saving all that glass. That piece of aluminum is 3/8 glass is close to that. Also the stringers were not connected very well to transom, had cracks.
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Work on transom. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:14 PM
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