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Old 05-26-2018, 08:48 AM
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Default 1999 Contender 31 Open Re fit

I recently purchased a 31open from another member on the forum. After a 30hrs and about 1400miles we made it back home to swfl. The 300hpdis came off and sold, along with all electronics short of the auto pilot. The console is completely de rigged and ready to come off the boat. After much though I have decided to replace the tanks even though they are leaking yet. The rain has been constant for about 10days now, however as soon as I can get the cover off for some pictures I will get everyone up to speed. This should be a first class build with no expenses spared.
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Sounds like a fun adventure. What power are you going with?
Old 05-26-2018, 09:18 AM
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awesome, should be fun
Old 05-26-2018, 10:51 AM
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Most likely suzuki 300s white.
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never get tired of looking at these threads, now if only mother nature would turn the faucet off we could pics..
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Originally Posted by Dungeonmaster719 View Post
Most likely suzuki 300s white.
Great choice! I was hoping you would say Suzuki 350s.
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Awesome, looking forward to your report and pics. We bought ours in 2013 and have been working on it since lol. Done everything but the tanks, which we will probably replace after this grouper season. Not leaking, yet, but 20 years old... We went with Garmin, Fusion, and standard horizon for electronics and white 300 Zukes. Took her out today for a spin before the bad weather and had a smile the whole time. You will love it, great platform.
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Any update?
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I don’t know why, but I really enjoy these threads.
Old 06-21-2018, 05:56 AM
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Well the hpdi's and old electronics are gone, the center console has been completely de rigged and removed. 3 new tanks will be ready for pick up on June 29th and the white Suzuki 300s will be installed around July 20th.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:55 PM
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The new sunshine marine fuel tanks will be ready for pick this Friday. Decks are coming up today and now we have momentum!
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Super cool. The tanks actually don’t look that bad, did you find any leaks? Corrosion?
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Yes the saddle tanks both have pinholes in some areas. Today I drove to medley,fl to pick up my new sunshine marine tanks. I will be working this weekend to prep the boat for tanks and glass.
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Originally Posted by Dungeonmaster719 View Post
Yes the saddle tanks both have pinholes in some areas. Today I drove to medley,fl to pick up my new sunshine marine tanks. I will be working this weekend to prep the boat for tanks and glass.
Any update?
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The vessel is near completion and I will be water testing this weekend. I have ordered a pair of engines that will be here in the first quarter of the new year. In the mean time she will be sporting a pair of honda 225s. I will post pic once I pull the work shop down!
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Merc V8's?
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Yes
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Sweet - congrats
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WHat happened to the Zuk? Why go with the new v8?

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