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Old 25 August 2009, 15:55   #1
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Opening up the hull

Morning...

Part of my new rib project is to rip out of the fuel tank in the bow (fibreglass) and put in a stainless steel one...

I say part of MY project, but I'll get someone who knows what they're doing... the manufactuer (supplying the s/s kit) says it's relatively simple for a boat builder...

However what baffles me is how on earth does one get into the hull of the boat in the first place? Isn't the hull & floor one sealed unit?

I'm just interested really in how it would be done...

Cheers
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Old 25 August 2009, 15:58   #2
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just think power tools & then try not to think about what will be done to your boat...........
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Old 25 August 2009, 15:59   #3
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It'll be a case of cutting the deck off, fitting the new tank and then fibreglassing a new deck in.
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oh dear
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I'm just interested really in how it would be done...
get a chain saw... just don't slip
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Old 25 August 2009, 17:53   #6
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get a chain saw... just don't slip
if I slip, I can just turn it into a catamaran....
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