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New member 13 Sep 2017 02:57 #1

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Hello all, I to am a new member,been stealing info and ideas,for weeks decided I would join, soon to replace a fuel tank on a 93 2452, I will keep all advised as this will be a (DIY ) project. Last marine repair shop quoted $6,000-$7,000 trust me I'm Not stupid!

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New member 13 Sep 2017 04:42 #2

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Projects like tach are real time eaters. I recommend setting up a spreadsheet with the major steps you can see then add support steps as required as you take things apart. All of these things are designed for assembly which is why there can be a ton of stuff to move out of the way to get at the fuel tank. The Bayliner parts website may have a manual and parts list that can help guide you in getting it apart. You are definitely going to want/need a few sort of special tools. An 18-20 volt drill/driver along with bunched of good quality #2 cross point bits with a variety of shaft lengths, an oscillating tool with a variety of blades, perhaps a smallish sawzall and a camera to document the proceed.
Plan on replacing the hoses to ensure they are E10/15 rated.
Pictures of your tank location and connections can help us advise you along the way. If it's anything like my 1985 2450 Sunbridge, the tank is under the mid cabin berth and can come out through the cabin.
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New member 13 Sep 2017 14:21 #3

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Welcome to the BOC! It will be interesting and educational to follow the progress of your DIY tank replacement. I'm with you on the cost of having a shop do the repairs for $$$. I know of one fairly skilled but not what I would call master craftsman shop that charges about $100.00 an hour and then have $10.00 to $15.00 per hour semi-skilled general laborers do the bulk of the work. Lots of Bondo and other resin putties used from what I have seen. Not a place I want to take my boat.


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Welcome to the BOC!:)

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Welcome Aboard !

I replaced my 94 2452 tank.

Go to the main forum page, scroll down to owners list, then to 2452, you will be amazed.

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1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

'86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !
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