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Old 24 October 2013, 12:03   #11
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the option you have on the diesel is to put a bigger tank in there. I got a 65 gallon and there is a 3" space between the top of tank and the deck level so you should be able to get around 80 in there with diesel. the tank you have only takes up about half the space in there. I thought about fabricating something but the original tank isn't good for anything. They don't wear out so you'd never need mine so I can't sell it, and as you point out they are small. therefore it goes under the knife. all the holes line up and it fits perfectly.
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Old 24 October 2013, 14:55   #12
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Mine is only 34 gallons!!

Sure you don't want to sell me yours!? I'm headed your way with the boat soon enough.

Can you at least take a picture so I can see the geometry?
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Old 24 October 2013, 15:48   #13
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the option you have on the diesel is to put a bigger tank in there. I got a 65 gallon and there is a 3" space between the top of tank and the deck level so you should be able to get around 80 in there with diesel. the tank you have only takes up about half the space in there. I thought about fabricating something but the original tank isn't good for anything. They don't wear out so you'd never need mine so I can't sell it, and as you point out they are small. therefore it goes under the knife. all the holes line up and it fits perfectly.
I'm losing track here Jason....

I thought the tank you pulled that was orig. was 34 gallons:
http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....6&d=1346641349
(Chris, look how shallow it is. Supposedly another 8 inches available below it when installed)

And you're selling the 85 gallon Moller belly tank:
85 Gallon Moeller/Zodiac Gas tank
(Chris, this wouldn't fit in a diesel since the engine is there)

Jason, you got a new 65 gallon? Aluminum or plastic? Do you think that your welder friend that did your bracket could expand (down) and existing tank?
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yes, sorry that was a confusing post now that I read it again. I had a new aluminum 65 gallon gas tank made to fit in the spot where the old diesel was. based on the space above said new 65 gallon aluminum gas tank I think you diesel guys could have a tank of 80 gallon made to fit there.

Looking at the original diesel tank I think you would be better off just making a new one. It's a pretty simple design but welding old aluminum is apparently a crap shoot. Also I think it would be just about the same labor so the only difference would be material costs.
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Old 24 October 2013, 16:55   #15
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Yeah I think new construction would be the way to go. 65 should be plenty, the diesel is economical. 6 gal per hour at 25 kts or @4 kmpg cruise, 66 gal tank would be 11 hr at cruise speed or @275 nautical mile range.
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yes, sorry that was a confusing post now that I read it again. I had a new aluminum 65 gallon gas tank made to fit in the spot where the old diesel was. based on the space above said new 65 gallon aluminum gas tank I think you diesel guys could have a tank of 80 gallon made to fit there.
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Yeah I think new construction would be the way to go. 65 should be plenty, the diesel is economical. 6 gal per hour at 25 kts or @4 kmpg cruise, 66 gal tank would be 11 hr at cruise speed or @275 nautical mile range.
Maybe we can get a volume discount; I'll order one too.
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online, speedytanks in NJ.

Here it is installed, Zodiac 733 rebuild
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Old 30 October 2013, 13:26   #18
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Borg Werner Velvet Drive 72c is headed to Florida for upgrade to a heavy duty high performance version.



The standard 72c can handle 500ft/lb torque, this company can upgrade them to into 1500lb/ft range.

BAM Marine Cyborg 1350 & 1500

The QSB 330 can put out 830lb/ft at 1800 rpm.
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Old 06 November 2013, 12:18   #19
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Hello my pretty. I think you will do just fine.

Brand New engine. Been mothballed in a warehouse. Long story but benefit to me is that it was a good deal. ID obfuscated in photo.

Only problem is, she is 1000 miles away from the boat. Won't be dropped in until January.

Until then, lots of projects to get ready.

Will be keeping the dual 24/12 volt system but will be adding some improvements.

One benefit of a new engine is this engine will start life as a mostly fresh water use engine and I'll only have myself to blame for any lack of maintenance.
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Old 15 December 2013, 23:06   #20
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Progress after the Thaw

Finally the weather has improved and gotten out of the single digits.

Boat is in an uninsulated garage and everything was solid ice.

First thing to go is the MASSIVE bronze miltary sea strainer. Yes it's a great conversation piece but it weighs a ton and takes up half the engine compartment for no good reason.

See the red color in the bowl? That was RV antifreeze and it still froze it was so cold for so long.

Image number 2 shows how tight this boat is in the garage. Radar is 1/4" from top back of garage and bow is 1/4" from other end. Drive is 1/4 from door with prop OFF.
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