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Old 03-11-2020, 07:01 AM
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Default Refresh 82 25 Seavee/fuel tank extraction

In the process of replacing the fuel tanks in my 82 Sea Vee.

question, what weight glass should I go back with to rejoin the floor sections. Proper lay-up if you will.

comfortable with process of feathering back seam and building it up.

ive decided to go with a 5:1 epoxy.





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Old 03-11-2020, 11:07 AM
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For a good price on tanks, give Tarbaby a call.

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he is a member on here
Old 03-11-2020, 03:29 PM
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Not exactly local to me, but for the right price I’m not ruling anything out.

sunshine wants almost 16.00 a gallon
plus freight.
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In found this link, if anyone else is looking for the same info...

https://www.fiberglasswarehouse.com/...rglass-cloths/

ill try try to update thread and log pictures of what’s been done.
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Tools I found useful in the tank removal were
spade shovel, multi tool, assorted pry bars, hand saw, and a small pruning chain saw.

chain saw makes east work of the foam








next on the list is the holes in the cap
131 holes from the bolsters







also considering recessing these cup holders so my cold snacks dont spill...... thoughts?
what would be the easiest way to fill in that radius?
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Another round of filler, should be ready for some high build


look at all those bullet holes!!
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I struggled with that cupholder problem too. Someone needs to make an angled one
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While waiting on the welder to finish up the tanks Ive been filling holes cutting new ones and ..... well making a longer list of to dos

this was a subwoofer hole under the helm
Adding a sub so they will be mounted on side of the console, used one of the cut outs as a plug
then simply used door shims screwed to back side as temporary support while glassing. It faired out really well










then I added the sunroof.



plan is to add a stand through 2nd station, I target tripletail a lot. The current pipe work allows it to work, so here we go.
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Great boat for some upgrades!
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Love these boats. Cant wait to see what you do it.
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Took advantage of the cooler weather and did some prep grinding in anticipation of tanks being completed

took in about 1.5-2 all the way around as well as inside the boat.

80grit flapper made quick easy work of it.

the console was glassed I from the inside, here you can see where the guy that redid the boat before glassed on top of the filer. It came up with little effort.





I also started to reinforce the T-Top mounts.
gonna clean up and fill with epoxy, figure since only two legs Of the top mount to floor (Other mounts are on console)this would allow better screw retention Than the foam cored floor alone

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It's about time for another update.
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Not a whole lot to report

ive been trying to repair a couple poorly rigged hatch gutters
they cut the hole for the latch too far inboard and then latch hit the gutters..... so why not cut a half circle out the gutter and completely ruin the purpose.




I had a scrap piece of 1x1 angle aluminum laying around
I spread a little life Caulk in the corner to smooth it a bit
soaked it with some old carnuba wax
and knocked off a ghetto mold








they actually fit pretty well


sun was blazing and my resin kicked super fast and it didnt last as smooth as Id like
but its nothing a little sanding and putty cant hide

tanks should be finished next week

also been putting together a helm pod for a stand through 2nd station heres the mock so far



slant with be towards bow


open to suggestions
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyRiver View Post
Not a whole lot to report

ive been trying to repair a couple poorly rigged hatch gutters
they cut the hole for the latch too far inboard and then latch hit the gutters..... so why not cut a half circle out the gutter and completely ruin the purpose.




I had a scrap piece of 1x1 angle aluminum laying around
I spread a little life Caulk in the corner to smooth it a bit
soaked it with some old carnuba wax
and knocked off a ghetto mold








they actually fit pretty well


sun was blazing and my resin kicked super fast and it didnt last as smooth as Id like
but its nothing a little sanding and putty cant hide

tanks should be finished next week

also been putting together a helm pod for a stand through 2nd station heres the mock so far



slant with be towards bow


open to suggestions
flip the box so you have more surface area to work with for steering gps throttles etc
Old 05-22-2020, 05:45 AM
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I’ve thought about that
i hate a wheel pointing at my feet
I’ve stretched the top out almost 3” making it 12” x 31”
will be very minimalistic



up there

kill switch
cup holder
trim tab
radio remote
blinker style jack plate remote
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That should be plenty. Most larger CCs with stand-thru tops have pods that are even smaller than that. Make it too big and itll look goofy.
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Totally agree with too large will be goofy

its 10” tall
I need at least 8-3/4 clearance Inside for the controls
Gave myself a little room for rigging.

shoot of the top of my leaning post
the helm fit in the compass hole perfectly

its 33x12

i feel the extra few inches will be beneficial without becoming disproportionate




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Mocked the helm pod up and for some reason I didn’t account for the height of helm and steering wheel , I was more focused on the depth to fit throttle.

has to break out the table saw and do some ripping.
ended up taking 4” off the top and I’ll flip it and mount the rest underneath like an electronics box.... in theory





I think this will be the ticket
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Things should start to move quickly


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Originally Posted by WhiskeyRiver View Post
Things should start to move quickly

what are the measurements a specs on your tanks

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