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    Pretty stoked. Hallj and I drilled the stringers tonight and they seem dry. Maybe a little de-lamination but should be able to pump some resin in and clamp them down.

    So, the tank and engine come out next. Any advice on removing the tank?

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    Removing the tank...Lots of crowbars...a come along...sawsall etc. What ever you can grab that you think might do the MOST damage.... There is never an easy way. I think Matty has some pictures he can share of us pulling his tank on the 16.

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    Here's a pic of the hull number written up front at the point...

    Just had to check that pic out ! It's kind of rare (I believe) to see that even though posters often find them and refer to them .

    At least I can confirm that mine did NOT have the number written there , or anywhere else that I could find either) as it was still the original flat grey gelcoat all over up there .
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    yeah that ****ing tank job, only thing i will like on that was all the bull**** we got for not foaming it in and it will fail yaddayadda yadda, well the boat after i sold it was run aground, run up on a dock 2 or 3 blown motors deck seperated from hull, it was beat to **** what didn't fail yes the tank installation.


    Aaron use everything in the arsenal, acetone will eat some of the foam also a heavy electric guitar string an E or A on two wooden dowels get it under a corner works as a saw and also a handle to pop up the tank.

    the hull number up there is hard to see with out the deck off on my 16 i was up there two or three times to tighten the bolts and never saw it

    Aaron post the pic of the top of the tank that is cool I have never seen that before would make a great cocktail table

    good luck on the project 18-347 is in good hands
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    [ QUOTE=$originalposter]{$pagetext}[/QUOTE]

    [Pretty stoked. Hallj and I drilled the stringers tonight and they seem dry. Maybe a little de-lamination but should be able to pump some resin in and clamp them down]
    Aaron after seeing the work Jeff did on his Minx you have the right person helping you on your 18'..

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    Yep, Jeff is a real innovator, and is full of ideas and experience.

    Aaron, I think you'll find my threads cover anything you'll need to do if you'll just read through them.
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    Aaron,

    I agree with George about the convenience of boat dolly's.....They'll make you work so much easier. When she's low slung & on dolly's you
    can almost step into the 18.........I have a pair under the magnum. I roll it in and out as needed. your 18 would glide across the shop floor.
    How long has the boat been sitting?......curious what an 42 yr old fuel tank looks like..........Good luck!
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    Just started reading the Testarossa thread George...

    I'll post more pics tonight when I get to the shop. The weather is perfect and I may throw the Magnum in for a ride....
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    Original tank and Holman Moody stuff....sweet.

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    Ready to wet sand and buff the deck...should clean up nice.

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    Hello Dolly(s) !!!
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    Got the tank out...only took about a half hour. Sweet.
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    Well done!
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    Aaron

    hard to tell from the pics what is the tank made of is it a terne steel tank or alum? I seem to recall that in 71 or 72 they outlawed steel tanks

    looks good you're better than half way home now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan's Cloud
    Just had to check that pic out ! It's kind of rare (I believe) to see that even though posters often find them and refer to them .

    At least I can confirm that mine did NOT have the number written there , or anywhere else that I could find either) as it was still the original flat grey gelcoat all over up there .

    It is possible that yours was marked, but not visible. When I got my hull apart (1967 Ski-Sporter, built in April 1967, C16-409), I didn't see anything on the bow chock. But as I continued taking things apart, I found at some point someone put another layer of wood and fiberglass over the original piece. When I got that off, it revealed the original wood with the marker written C16-409. It was faded, because the wood was partially rotten, which is probably why it was added too.

    I also found the hull number behind the dash, but that was virtually useless because drilling for gauges had "removed" parts of the information.
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