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Old 09-27-2016, 12:54 PM
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very cool project!!
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Good looking replacement fuel tank. Kudos to the welder. Have always been a bit envious of anyone that welds that well and them passes a pressure test.

How did you remove the old fuel tank? I'm sure your was like mine and situated under the fwd deck just aft of the large bow storage compartment? I have looked at mine a bit to figure just how to go about removing it if I ever needed to but fortunately have had no problems with it. I inspect if as best as i can using a mirror and light but it is a bit difficult to see much of the bottom or back.

Good looking job on a fine boat.

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Nice project, consider coal tar or rhino lining that tank.
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We had to cut our the wall in the back locker. The tank looked great from the top view.The problem was where it was foamed in.It was pitted almost all the way through in about 6 places.I will post pics tomorrow of the wall removed.
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Looks like you all are moving along fairly quickly, when is the ECD? It looks like it'll be well before the semester is over
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Sweet project! They look like they're having fun too!!
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Yes, The engines in the back ground are donated by Briggs and Starting . The students will completely disassemble them use the micrometers to take all measurements and reassemble them. They must start and run when they are finished. It is a test.

I used Alex seal 202 two part epoxy to fill all holes and chip

I will be keeping the boat. I am retiring soon and this will be my forever boat
Actually I am waiting on one of my former students to graduate Auburn and I will leave and let him have my job. I have 30 years in the class room.
You all know how projects go.I am sure I will have thousands invested over the value when it is finished.

We are trying to have it painted by the Christmas Holidays. Next semester the class will do all the wiring and rigging. Hope to have it all finished in MAY.
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Yes, The engines in the back ground are donated by Briggs and Starting . The students will completely disassemble them use the micrometers to take all measurements and reassemble them. They must start and run when they are finished. It is a test.

I used Alex seal 202 two part epoxy to fill all holes and chip

I will be keeping the boat. I am retiring soon and this will be my forever boat
Actually I am waiting on one of my former students to graduate Auburn and I will leave and let him have my job. I have 30 years in the class room.
You all know how projects go.I am sure I will have thousands invested over the value when it is finished.

We are trying to have it painted by the Christmas Holidays. Next semester the class will do all the wiring and rigging. Hope to have it all finished in MAY.
thanks!
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Looks great!
Old 09-28-2016, 12:23 PM
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Attached are the two products we used on the fuel tank and trailer. Been real happy with the Alex seal 202.
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This nation needs a revival of "shop class" and industrial education. Used to be that every school had vo ag, shop (cars or woodworking), FFA, and 4H. We'd be stronger as a community and an economy if we revived it.
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This nation needs a revival of "shop class" and industrial education. Used to be that every school had vo ag, shop (cars or woodworking), FFA, and 4H. We'd be stronger as a community and an economy if we revived it.

Agree wholeheartedly.

Need to teach these kids and their parents not everyone is cut out for college and that they can develop a skill set that can still get them paid. Unlike the kids/parents that think go to college finance 10-120k in tuition monies and come out still jobless, no skill set and paying the tuition back over 20-30 years thus limiting them financially......
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About 90% of my students graduate and become diesel mechanics.I have a great relationship with industry and all my good students have no problem getting jobs. I push my students into the heavy equipment and marine industry because that is my background.Just a few of the companies who hire my students are.Thompson Tractor,Calwin Equipment,Sonny South John Deere,Toomey Equipment Kubota,Saunders Yacht Works,Middletons Marine. Almost all start around 13.00 to 14.00 an hour and make in the 50s after about 5 years.
My 1st year students get small engines,welding and general shop projects. My 2nd year students get the Diesel classes. The title of my class is Agricultural Mechanics and we are part of the FFA.
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About 90% of my students graduate and become diesel mechanics.I have a great relationship with industry and all my good students have no problem getting jobs. I push my students into the heavy equipment and marine industry because that is my background.Just a few of the companies who hire my students are.Thompson Tractor,Calwin Equipment,Sonny South John Deere,Toomey Equipment Kubota,Saunders Yacht Works,Middletons Marine. Almost all start around 13.00 to 14.00 an hour and make in the 50s after about 5 years.
My 1st year students get small engines,welding and general shop projects. My 2nd year students get the Diesel classes. The title of my class is Agricultural Mechanics and we are part of the FFA.
That's outstanding.......
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Great project, outstanding work
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About 90% of my students graduate and become diesel mechanics.I have a great relationship with industry and all my good students have no problem getting jobs. I push my students into the heavy equipment and marine industry because that is my background.Just a few of the companies who hire my students are.Thompson Tractor,Calwin Equipment,Sonny South John Deere,Toomey Equipment Kubota,Saunders Yacht Works,Middletons Marine. Almost all start around 13.00 to 14.00 an hour and make in the 50s after about 5 years.
My 1st year students get small engines,welding and general shop projects. My 2nd year students get the Diesel classes. The title of my class is Agricultural Mechanics and we are part of the FFA.
That is great. I know I don't need to tell you badly America needs skilled workmen. College isn't for every kid, and being a skilled craftsman, mechanic, etc. shouldn't be considered a second choice (compared to college).
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tillman good stuff here. Reminds me of 30 years ago when I was in highschool and my mom signed me up for basic marine mechanics at votech, nights. She got tired of paying for my boat motor repairs and signed me up. Boy I am glad she did....
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One of my favorite threads. Can't wait to see the finished project. Your class should be proud of their work!
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I wish I would have done more classes like this when I was in school.
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Trailer is completed. Engine runs great. Just a few more pics of other projects in the shop. I am the old fat one on the end.
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