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Old 29 August 2004, 18:26   #121
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Old 02 September 2004, 10:53   #122
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Here we go again......

Well, i hate to say it but sitting on my driveway at the moment is a P22 that resembles Pete's original picture below identically.

Just a fuel tank and foredeck change this time as i quite like the standard console along with fitting an engine, drive leg, engine box.....the list goes on....

Pete, has your fuel tank installation been trouble free so far as i quite fancy doing the same thing - unless youve copyrighted it by now!

Just to clarify:

Double fuel tank bearers from 3 to 6
18mm ply plate to cover all 6
170l vetus fuel tank
packing on both sides?????


Some further questions.....

Did you glass the 18mm ply to the tank mounts or just screw? Also did you glass or screw in the side packing - or neither
How did you secure the actual tank into the compartment? The one ive taken out had two timber brackets holding it in. Did you use a similar method or use straps or even grp?

Any tips appreciated.

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Old 02 September 2004, 11:08   #123
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Old 02 September 2004, 11:11   #124
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Old 02 September 2004, 17:22   #125
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Since its back near the top again just a quick question, with a little fear if someone getting shot or shooting me

As the engine is mounted away from the transom, and you have an outdrive, is there some kind of shaft running to the transom from the engine the outdrive shaft then goes on?
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Old 03 September 2004, 03:26   #126
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...........secure the actual tank into the compartment? The one ive taken out had two timber brackets holding it in. Did you use a similar method or use straps or even grp?..........
I think that Pete7 found a tank that was such a good fit it he had to push it in with his foot. I recently put a new tank in another boat and was advised to use expanding foam to make up the gaps between the side of the tank and the angled side of the yacht. Might not be the best solution in this instance because you need to keep the bilge clear, but it has worked very well and hold the tank perfectly. The bilges below the P22 fuel tank are connected via tubes to the bilges at the back of the boat. Des
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Old 03 September 2004, 03:31   #127
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...........As the engine is mounted away from the transom, and you have an outdrive, is there some kind of shaft running to the transom from the engine the outdrive shaft then goes on?
Yes a 3 (ish) long shaft. I really think that more inboard boats should use this type of design because it makes the transom area very useful, especially for diving . Des
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Old 03 September 2004, 04:45   #128
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Seb, ignore Meme's flipant remarks, being from up norf he has eaten to much tripe and black pudding leading to a case of mad cows

Fuel tank then, I ripped out the original wooden brackets that held the existing fuel tank in place because they just didn't seem up to the job. The three stringers the fuel tank sits on looked a little weak so doubled them up just to be sure, although more could be added if you want.

The Vetus 170 L tank is slightly too long to fit but by cutting the forward GRP "collar/bulkhead" slightly can be made to fit. The 18mm tank floor was laid up with 3 layers of wet mat on both sides and dropped on to the tank bearers. More GRP around the edges to the sides. This leaves a side to side gap of about 40mm which was then packed with 2 x 18mm ply and given several layers of GRP. Actually I only packed one side so the tank is slightly off centre.

Fuel tank is a snug fit and secured in place with 2 bands of 6 x 450 mat over the top which set to the exact shape of the tank. The change has been well worthwhile and the boat runs for weeks before worrying about refilling her. The fuel filler and tank gauges are mounted in the front half of the tank which gives a false reading so when the guage is reading half full its only used about 60 L giving a safety margin.

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Thanks Pete......will post the progress - wish me luck!!

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