So I contacted Vince at American Tanks in SD for a quote. Best deal so far. Waiting on a second quote for the glass work. Here I have measured/marked the stringers and bulkheads for the first phase of the tank removal. Does anyone out there have a recommendation for a shop that could do the final phase of the tank instal/glasswork? I’m located in Ventura, but am willing to trailer the boat as far as SD for the right shop.
Cut the decking and pulled the tank today. It wasn’t all that bad of a project. The hardest part was making sure I had the stringers and bulkheads marked appropriately before cutting. Tank was in surprisingly good shape for being 28 years old.
No fuel leak but discovered lots of water in the foam. Stringers and bulkheads of the coffin are solid which was a relief, but found some de lamination on both of these paralleling pieces of glassed in plywood. Im
Not sure what to call them, are they another form of a stringer? Either way they will definitely need to be replaced and glassed over again.
Anybody have experience with this repair? I will probably have my fiberglass guy do the work but I’m curious how big of a project it will be.
Making the best of my boat being in “boat jail”, installed some seadek flooring I’ve been holding onto. I also have some flooring for the cockpit but obviously I need to wait for the tank to be installed first.