Tank wouldnt fit under the new side by side console so i decided it should come out. That was terrifying and a nightmare all in one......
Cut around the tank after flushing it with water expecting it to pop out, no such luck.
Next approach was a bit of brute force, didn't budge.
Decided to hook the lifting blocks through the tank and yank the thing clear.....it just lifted the whole boat
Lots more cutting and i now have half a sunken tank and some rather springy deck.
I plan on removing the remainder, glassing in some supports and then fitting a plastic tank from JayMetal to go under the double console. Only thing is i cant get bigger than 62l under the console which i don't think will last very long with the engine......may need to rethink this...
Anyhow lots of sanding, aching hands and grinding discs later, all the gel is almost keyed and sanded back, lips removed from around the old console. IF anyones got any tips on keying the black deck i'm all ears, looks like its had some kind of coating with sand in it, and it was eating 50grit sanding discs in seconds.