One tank is out. About 7.5hr of labor & 11 Sawzall blades. Not too bad. The 2nd tank will come out quicker. I am going to have to do the job one tank at a time because the tote I bought to hold the fuel is more than half full after emptying just one tank.
The tank mounting location is cleaned up with new supports added for under the new tanks. I used a shop vac to vacuum the bilge and then washed everything down with boatsoap & a big sponge. Then I also glued down the rubber vibration tape that goes under the tanks on top of the supports. I have purchased new fuel fill hose, new vent hose and one new gate valve for each side. I still need to clean out the Racor filter.
Where are the new tanks? They're ready so I'll drive down tomorrow and pick them up! There are four tanks to be stacked two to a side. First install would then be Thu. Wed will be spent glueing on some fiberglass support spacers needed to prevent crevice corrosion. There will be four on the bottom of the bottom tank, four on the top of the bottom tank and then again four on the bottom of the top tank. I'm following specs for aluminum tank installations.
I've taken a few pics along the way but need to download before I can attach. Here's a couple teasers!
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