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Old 07-28-2017, 06:03 PM   #21
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My custom tanks are in but not yet fully connected. SP has done a fine job.

I drew various alternatives in AutoCAD and gave SP a printout. They teased me (not all that) unmercifully for my dimensions to 1/32".

They went in with a fair amount of inconvenience but only a little dissassembly of the stbd engine exhaust and battery.

81 gallons each in place of the original 177 each.

We could be mobile again next week!
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:28 PM   #22
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Just in time. I hear the Erie Canal is closed for a few days anyway.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:13 AM   #23
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Just in time. I hear the Erie Canal is closed for a few days anyway.
Just reopened 0700 today.
Water is high.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:19 PM   #24
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Still not quite finished. Only the fuel feed and return, and crossover to go. Then on to filling the tanks with the fuel that was removed...

So, the questions arise: SP recommends that I don't put 'old fuel' in his new tanks for fear of undue and early contamination. I feel that the 'old fuel' which really is not all that old, should be polished before going into the tanks. Surely, I said, the polished fuel should be fine. SP has their mobile fuel polisher on the truck they come to me with, and it can park next to the boat.

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Old 08-03-2017, 02:29 PM   #25
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Still not quite finished. Only the fuel feed and return, and crossover to go. Then on to filling the tanks with the fuel that was removed...

So, the questions arise: SP recommends that I don't put 'old fuel' in his new tanks for fear of undue and early contamination. I feel that the 'old fuel' which really is not all that old, should be polished before going into the tanks. Surely, I said, the polished fuel should be fine. SP has their mobile fuel polisher on the truck they come to me with, and it can park next to the boat.

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I think your right on track to fuel polish old fuel and add to new tank. Load new fuel on top of it or run down old fuel. Either way, I think your correct in your plan.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:46 PM   #26
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I think their right to only put new fuel in the tanks. I will be sending my representative by to pick up your old fuel.

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Old 08-03-2017, 02:48 PM   #27
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I think their right to only put new fuel in the tanks. I will be sending my representative by to pick up your old fuel.

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LOL, if Ted is willing to load it in "Slow Hand", I rest my case...
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:55 PM   #28
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Now I'm confused, your name is really Capt. Jack and you let me call you Steve for all this time? Shame on me! Sorry.
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Nice job with easy access.
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Nice job with easy access.
What he said plus the measurements. They fit.
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Have to dismantle our boat to replace our 1860gallon tankage.
Cheaper to bin the boat and buy another if doing it here.
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Whew! Done, done, done! Well, except for wiring the tank guage senders and ground wires.

Pulled fuel from the tanks to the various engine Racors, serviced the Racors, started right up w/o hesitating for whatever air remained in the lines.

Total work included: demolishing the ceiling tile enclosures from fuel and water tanks, removing the studs that supported the enclosures, removing the fuel, removing the sludge and sawing the tanks out, adding limber holes to the hull stiffeners, demolishing the water heater shelf and the unused shelf on the other side, making and installing replacement shelves, replumbing the galley sink drain and plumbing an unused above-the-waterline through hull for a second bilge pump, adding a stringer to support the floor joists above (the galley dropped about 1/8" when the tank enclosure studs were removed), installing the new tanks, plumbing the new tanks, welding a crack on a ss water tank, reassembling the water system so that the pump and filter is readily accessible, making aluminum brackets for the studs, installing the brackets and studs, making and installing plywood mountings for the 3 Racors - the reverso oil change pump - and the engine coolant overflow tanks, bleeding the fuel lines and servicing the Racors, startup!

Still to go: paying the more than $11k total bills, wiring the tank senders, cleaning the center area in the ER.

But, she's a boat once again!
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Congrats Doug, well done as usually!

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$11K is not bad even considering all the sweat equity you added. I think you have significantly raised the value of your asset.
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