Originally Posted by Marin
I'm not sure why anyone would opt to cut the hull of a GB to remove fuel tanks.
It had to have been one of those "it seemed like a good idea at the time things" because the work required to replace the plug properly and regain the structural strength of the original layup is very time consuming and tedious and expensive.
My questions to the glass contractor would be; how did you maintain temperature and humidity during the entire layup, show me the peel test samples, show me the layup schedule, verify the taper, verify the materials used. Considering the loads imposed on that part of the hull, it seems a very foolish way to remove the tanks.
I think that boat has lost most of its value because of that process.