Originally Posted by Peter_C
So do I understand it correctly that the floor is separating from the tube? What year is the boat?
This thread has more info and I posted a few photos.
Best place for fuel tank
Thanks for the responses.
Its coming away from the transom, looks like it's already been repaired at somepoint (guess it wasn't done well enough) it's also had an even worse repair on the small wooden section of floor (has several aluminum followed by a small fixed wooden panel, then two removable plywood panels). it's the small wooden panel that I was thinking of strapping the fuel tank to. This looks as if it's been reglued in just slightly the wrong position and is coming lose due to glue failure.
Boat is early 80's, if I remember correctly 83. It's the red and black, looked at a few posts on here (there's one that shows the joints etc) and everything points at glued hypalon rather than pvc. Bow cover is different colour underneath etc. Though as yet I've done none of the tests to check the material been too busy trying to get the outboard going ! (that appears to be all sorted now).
Boat fabric seems to be in really good condition, no leaks or significant wear, seams look good too.
Just a couple of bits of gluing needed and the baffles (I am tempted to leave these). Though sorting the baffles would be my ideal, like the thought of the project and hope to be able to keep the boat going for a while !