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Old 04 February 2014, 12:10   #41
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What are we looking at in the last 2 pics? The area for the fuel tank, or part of the tank itself in place?

Seems to me that you have a part of the bilge that won't drain at all (the opening in the 2 pics.) Unless you're planning on filling the space completely with something non-absorbing?

Or am I missing something?

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Old 04 February 2014, 12:24   #42
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you're missing something. (sorry forgot the smiley) They glassed in a tunnel for the bilge to drain through. They are using the existing walls of the boat as the tank walls. They are going to fill that space with diesel.

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Old 04 February 2014, 12:29   #43
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Exhaust is now simpler. Instead of using both outlets, old one is sealed and new one is a straight shot out the back.
Looking good, as expected!

1. What is the purpose of the half moon shaped piece welded into the exhaust pipe?

2. Will the top of the tank be level with the pass-thru openings to the engine compartment? (so that the opening can be utilized)

3. All glass to cover the circular holes or glass over ply?
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Old 04 February 2014, 15:30   #44
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1. Tony called it a sprayer. I'm assuming it flicks the water up into the exhaust stream? Maybe makes it even cooler on exit? Not sure.

2. Yes. So all tank fitting will be on top. Fill will be under deck so to remove the old tripping hazard, yay!

3. I believe they used glass over foam which is the same as original layup.
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you're missing something. (sorry forgot the smiley) They glassed in a tunnel for the bilge to drain through. They are using the existing walls of the boat as the tank walls. They are going to fill that space with diesel.

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Well, that makes a bit more sense. I had assumed a finished tank would be dropped in, but apparently (now, anyway) not.

Thanks, JV;

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Tank progress.

They just put in the first white coat of special resin that is made for fuel and chemical tanks. Needs two more coats and then a final coat with wax in it.

You can see there is a solid glass baffle as well as solid glass ledge all around including on top of baffle. This is what the lid will be glassed too. The lid will be angled down which maximizes tank capacity in front and allows a fill tube and senders installed aft top side. Deck will have access plate to get to fill.

Lid will be divinicell and glass which fulfills my wish of having no wood in this thing.

Will be glad to be done with glassing since it's slowing everything else down.

tank should be pretty sweet when done though.
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Old tank chopped to reuse the old deck plate.

Eventually I might glass up a real nice light deck plate but this is a quick and practical solution as first done in the "other" Willard build thread.
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It's a bad year for diesel tanks....

And mine's a Zodiac thank you very much

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To quote Steve Martin, "Well excuuuuuuse me!" lol

So we are going to put a big square plastic hatch into the deck plate and cut out the old access hole and fill hole. The plate wasn't as heavy as I thought so I doubt I'll change it unless it starts becoming an aluminum painting nightmare.

I'll actually have some storage under there for some small things.
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More tank progress. Yes, this is a long process but very close now.

The gray and white surface is the inside of the tank cover. The gray is the part which will be bonded down to the flanges inside the tank. The top of the lid is still raw foam since it will be glassed in place after it is bonded down.

You can see the bent fuel pickup tube and the return which does not have a tube (per what QSB requires). The short fill which will have a sealed cap and the vent tube.

The fuel sender hole will be the last one to be installed.
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