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Old 29 August 2012, 08:00   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: christchurch
Boat name: marlin
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Johnson metal fuel tank

Hi all
I have finally found an engine for my 3.65mt Excel SIB. Its an immaculate early 90's 15hp Johnson 2 stroke, unused for many years by its fastidious owner.
Question I have is it came with an OMC 11.37 lt metal petrol tank again in superb condition
I have an airdeck - is this tank going to wear heavily on the airdeck ?

Looking forward to fishing of Hengistbury Head over the next few weeks (soon as it calms down)

Heres the wave info today

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Old 29 August 2012, 08:11   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
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Nice little set up ( and great fun when not fishing ) especially for that area.

My excel came with a little piece of material that went under the tank specifically to avoid rubbing the deck....if its not here have a word with Mike ( who I guess you know is a JOhnson & excel dealer) @SCO in Bridge street . I feel sure he will have something to suit ..( either a plastic tank or a peice of material) .

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Old 29 August 2012, 13:14   #3
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Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
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If the tank has a lip on the bottom an old piece of Hose pipe split length ways can be pushed on or something like a car door seal stops it marking or sliding about .
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Old 29 August 2012, 13:33   #4
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Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Boaters using air floors sometimes cuts, abrades, hocks floors, if possible buy a thick carpet and place on top air mat, can trim sideways and countour to match, air mat will last much longer.

Happy Sibbing
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