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Old 03 October 2013, 08:24   #111
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congrats

Thats awesome! you will love it!
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Old 24 October 2013, 17:02   #112
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And now I have a gas tank. Custom aluminum.
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Old 24 October 2013, 17:33   #113
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The tank looks big.
Impressive work!
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Old 25 October 2013, 14:43   #114
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Nice. Does that sit right on the bottom?

How will you do the fill and vent?

Still able to dipstick read it?
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yep sits on the bottom. Had a slope built into the floor of the tank to follow the hull. fill and vent hoses will run to a box I built around the tow post up front. I think there are pictures either back a little in this thread or in another thread, Building anchor locker zodiac 733 ??. they come straight through the forward bulkhead, you can see the fittings in the corners facing forward. No dipstick read, didn't think about that.

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Bow locker is great idea. Might need to do that project this winter.
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yep sits on the bottom. Had a slope built into the floor of the tank to follow the hull.
Any space underneath for drainage of bilge water aft?

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No dipstick read, didn't think about that.
Probably don't need it. A fuel flow sender is cheap and they hook into almost all MFD's now (if the ECU on your Suzuki doesn't have a NMEA hook up for that info.) You know the size of your tank and the chartplotter will tell you how much you've used.

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Bow locker is great idea. Might need to do that project this winter.
I'm on this too!!!
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yes, the tank is belly tank shaped. it has a 12" wide flat bottom that spans the hull vee and allows everything to drain through.

Yeah, I have the tank sensor which never worked on my last boat and I probably won't trust for anything and my suzuki is nema 2000 compatible and I was planning on the connecting to that. I also have the 19 gallon zodiac bladder that can go in the bow.
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Finally made some progress. Got the hatch handle made, the old tank lid cut off, the transom cap fixed up, swapped the hull to the new trailer, and threw the console on. Now I can get to work.

I realized that I have no idea how I am going to secure the console to the boat. I took off all the old hinges and want to avoid anything external to bust toes on.

Wednesday I will mount the outboard. Any suggestions or tricks there? Four bolts, stainless 1/2", and one engine hoist. Anything else I need?

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NIce. That's the inside of the tank we are looking at in the detail photo?

I guess since there is no engine under there anymore, you don't have to tilt back console often? Opens up the possibility of a t-top etc.

My project is stalled. This icy weather is a drag (0-10 degrees). Even in my garage which is not insulated, the bilge is solid ice and shop heater can't even bring the temp up. Hoping for some thaw soon to make work easier.
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