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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 17:35 #26

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Hey Chief Alen!

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Just including more options, how much to cut.

checked your post and yes, I noticed, the hole you've cut in your deck was smaller, which probably is better, agree...
As for the other issue with your post, no comment, as I don't know who's right.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 17:48 #27

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The PDF with tank dimensions is for gas tank for Bayliner 2452 year 1995
Coastline sent it to me with the estimate.
Coastline manufactured the gas tank for my boat originally,
new Gas tank was done by local company here in North Vancouver, BC
(and it is a bit smaller...)

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 20:40 #28

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Chief Alen wrote: Just including more options, how much to cut.

Bite me !


Cute cowgirl; )
You finally remembered how to post pix again? ;)

@ jstefano. I think the way u cut will give a better finished appearance. It doesn't go right down the middle of the non skid , but instead follows the contour. This way even if your not a pro fiberglass guy at least it's not right there out in the middle.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 21:51 #29

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Chief Alen wrote: Bite me !


All it would take is a quick pic of the new tank and you could shut everyone up ya know. Why get nasty about it?

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 22:45 #30

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SomeSailor wrote:

Chief Alen wrote: Bite me !


All it would take is a quick pic of the new tank and you could shut everyone up ya know. Why get nasty about it?


Take the man at his word. I didn't see anything nasty in his response. This is just a classic case of trying to pick a fight and why some people can't be bothered coming back to BOC. Will it make the smart a**es happy when Chief leaves. I didn't mean to derail the op's thread. Sorry.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 23 Aug 2014 23:00 #31

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Davidlyne wrote: Take the man at his word. I didn't see anything nasty in his response.


"Bite Me" could have you spittin' Chickets in some parts of the world. :)

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 24 Aug 2014 22:16 #32

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Really like the extra tall access doors beneath the seats ....... exactly what I've been looking at over the past couple of months ....... found'em at Birdsall Marine 16" X 25" and pretty reasonable ....... are yours OEM?

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 30 Oct 2014 08:45 #33

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VERY NICE!...I wonder if some one has ever just installed two poly tanks in the aft floor storage,It looks as if you could fit some pretty good size tanks in those..Even if you added a fuel filler and vent on the other side of the boat with a y connector for fuel delivery..That way you would only need to use the sender from either tank.

My first thought was to just cut the rear bulkhead and cut the back of the tank out and instal a poly tank in the existing tank but the motor stringers still are in the way..

These are just thoughts I had while looking at the pics of the great job these guys did but costly.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 16 Apr 2015 23:06 #34

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Nice job !!!! I am looking at doing this to my 1998 2452. After spending about 2k on fishing gear, electronics, and some other goodies for the boat over the winter, I find fuel in the aft bilge when I pulled the cover off last week.. I had the shop where the boat was stored for the winter check the obvious stuff (lines, fittings, ect) but they came up with the same diagnosis as I have.... a fuel tank leak. I wiill bring her home in a week or two and drain the fuel and do a pressure test just to be sure. I have done some research on methods of cutting the deck and I am still not sure what to use. What tool did you use to cut the floor. Looks like a really clean cut. Thanks again for the pics...its just how I pictured the job in my head.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 17 Apr 2015 00:29 #35

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 18 Apr 2015 11:38 #36

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I was considering a jig saw at first with either a down cut blade or a diamond blade but the the cuts will be too close to the sides of cock pit. The are also toe kick saws (circular) but I am not sure what blades are available for those type of saws. They use a 3 1/2" blade which should get me all the way through. Not sure about the RPM's Toe kicks are used to cut flooring very close to the wall. I have never used an oscillating saw but have watched videos and read up on them. I am guessing a tile blade would work best. Would they handle ok in a vertical cut ? If you or anyone else has any suggestions, please let me know.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 18 Apr 2015 15:46 #37

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Blades for wood work great. A circular saw will be the fastest way to cut, but for areas that don't allow room for a circular saw the multi tool works great. I've gone through a bunch of different blades on my project. I like the rounded blades for basic cutting and the strait plunge cut type for getting into corners and such.
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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 19 Apr 2015 04:05 #38

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Multi-tools are great for many things, but I can't imagine having the patience to do an entire deck cutout. How long did it take and how many blades did you go through?.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 19 Apr 2015 13:27 #39

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I think I will go with the oscillating tool and start with some low end blades and go from there. I like the Fein tools but they are expensive. Their blades are more expensive also. Looks like all the replacement blades from different makers fit all tools. Also looking at Bosch and Dewalt. We don't have a Home Depot close to the house so I am stuck with what Lowes has. If it survives this job, I have plenty of work around the house to use it on.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 4 19 Apr 2015 15:08 #40

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I have used a few different oscillating tools but my favorite is the Fein tool. I don't use Fein blades on it though they're to expensive. I get most of my blades at Lowes, Rockwell brand, good blades at a far better price. Don't think Lowes carries Fein though, you could order online from HD ;)

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 05 May 2015 16:31 #41

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Well I have gotten my pride and joy home. I have removed all the fuel and did a pressure check at 3psi. Held pressure for over an hour. Not sure if seeing is believing. The tank is 78 gals. so I am thinking it would take a long time to see a pressure drop on the gauge just because of the volume of the tank. I did take temperature into consideration. I first tested the tank in the evening when outside temps. had stabilized. Had a steady gauge even after sun had set and temps started to cool. Did same test next morning before sun up with same results. Again I am questioning the gauge reading. Not sure a weep in the tank would show. I thought about filling the tank with water and adding dye and 1 psi. of air pressure and leaving her sit for a day or two. I would like to get some thoughts on this from anyone who may have some experience in this area. Any recommendations on dye products would be apprecieated.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 05 May 2015 18:49 #42

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Nice neat work man , i sidst know that the 2452 models had metal fuel tanks. My 242 has a plastic tank.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 05 May 2015 21:27 #43

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Three pound air test for an hour sounds good. No drop at all? What range gauge, 5 pound? Maybe isolate and air test the fuel line? I work with natural gas and air test customer piping,services and mains. pounds/time integrity test varies with maop, then an inches water column leak test. No drop on gauge allowed! I don't know suggested pressure to test a fuel tank. I would think it would show a Leak in an hour, maybe try a longer time 4 hrs or more? Maybe try a different gauge. Ive seen people doing a 3 pound test with a 100 pound gauge, not good.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 05 May 2015 22:14 #44

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The gauge is 0-15 psi. Its tough to let it go longer because of outside temps. going up or down. Tank was originally tested at 3 psi. Some info I have read says to let tank stabilize at room temp. for 24 hrs. Not sure what length of time is normal test length. Some manufactuers do a 24 hr. test and some do 1.5 hr tests. Any thoughts on the water/dye check. Plenty of products out there for dye checking oil based products (gas, oil,diesel, etc) but I really did not want to put fuel back in the tank until I was sure it was not leaking.

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 11 Apr 2016 16:13 #45

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Can you tell me the name of the company in North Vancouver please.Thanks!

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 11 Apr 2016 17:30 #46

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Hi Jan we did find the name of the company thanks to your posts.
Curious if you considered taking the engine out instead of cutting the floor and also if you masked the inside of your boat. Any chance you could call me at 604-209-1291
Thanks,Bob

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Gas tank replacement Bayliner 2452 (Year 1995) - part 1 11 Apr 2016 20:02 #47

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Even if you take the engine out you won't have enough clearance to get the tank out. It's both longer and wider then the hole under the hatch.
Only way is to remove the engine and then cut the tank in smaller pieces, BE CAREFULL! And the find a smaller tank :(
Or cut the deck as others have done in some threads here.

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