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    Bill , how you found what you did makes perfect sense and it's great to see the proof in the pics !

    Two points though ... Why would they have put a number on the block and then covered it with the grey bilge finish ?

    Secondly .. even though mine was also the original grey finish as well inside , on the St T the bow eye is mounted right smack up against a small glassed in V shaped mini bulkhead where the bow lifting eye threaded rod is bolted to.
    Assuming that the bulkhead is installed while the boat is still in the mold it would take a contortionist with a very strange pen to write a number on the block.
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    [ QUOTE=$originalposter]{$pagetext}[/QUOTE]

    Matty...it's steel and in pretty good shape. Why did they outlaw steel?

    For some reason, I'm leery of using an aluminum tank...I think I'd rather have steel. Am I crazy?
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    Aaron the best thing to do is talk to your tank mfg'r they need to put a label and confirm that the tank is uscg compliant. you also have to install it as the mfg'r instructs if you don't that takes them off the hook and puts you on it. so they can tell you what they can and can't make a tank out of.

    federal law 183.512

    http://www.uscgboating.org/regulatio...rds_parta.aspx
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    Dug the foam out and pulled the engine...
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    I keep thinking about how I'm going to get those tabs back in there...does it suk bad?...really bad?
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    And now the work begins.
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    Oh...and I've decided to re-gelcoat!!....
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    Wow! Good job!
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    "Oh...and I've decided to re-gelcoat!!.... "


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    I have a few reasons George...but I've decided the Duratec is an interesting option.

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    There was some talk here earlier by Matty about terne plate steel fuel tanks not being allowed by the Coat Guard.

    Are welded-up Stainless Steel tanks OK ?

    Years ago we owned and totally restored several Hacker, Garwood & Chris~Carft mahogany runabout Antique speedboats that had original Monel alloy brazed joint fuel tanks.
    My Buddy's 1957 Riva Super-Tritone also had Monel fuel tanks.
    Monel sheet is very costly, & almost impossible, to find today.
    These early Monel metal alloy tanks last forever !

    We have to find a way to get a tank manufacturer to build new cross-linked Poly plastic tanks for all our Donzi 16s & 18s.
    "BENCHSEAT 18" ~~YellowJacket~~ project owner~
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    There is no such thing as going too fast ~ ~~
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    She's cherry boys...mint...primo.

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    Far better than one would expect for a 42 yr. old boat.......half-a-cherry!
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    ain't no turning back now.

    looks like she may have been ridden hard and put away wet once or twice in those 42 yrs. she'll be better than new shortly.

    nice progress !
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    You cant use stainless with Gas. Big Boom!!!!!!

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