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    Dave you are a professional Glassman my hat of to you, great job.
    Old Glue

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      "Indenial" post=560062 wrote:
      Dave, what thickness plywood did you use for the fuel tank bulkhead? Mine was missing when I bought the boat. Also, what type of plastic are you using under the tank and how are you going to adhere it?
      Original fuel tank bulkhead was 1/2" I'm replacing with the same.

      The plastic strips are 1/4" thick x 1 1/2" wide. Its like PVC but its something els that's totally resistant to fuel, not that I plan on having fuel sloshing around in there. :silly: I'm using 3M 5200 urethane to stick the spacers to the bottom of the tank. I just lay a big bead of it on the spacer and squish it down into place, then scrape off the squeeze out with a small plastic putty knife. Blue tape keeps them from sliding until the urethane sets. Ill run another bead around the spacers after the set up, It's important to get these strips 100% adhered to the tank so water cannot live between the tank and the spacers.
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      Here's a good read on fuel tank install passed onto me by Timberwolf

      http://www.passagemaker.com/channels...llation-notes/
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      Last edited by builderdude; 11-12-2017, 12:17 PM.
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
      (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        "fritzman" post=560171 wrote:
        Dave you are a professional Glassman my hat of to you, great job.
        Thanks Fritz, now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside :lol: Im wondering if I should attempt a transom door while I have my bilge empty, it has been on my mind during this whole process. :whistle:
        Dave
        Edmonds, WA
        "THE FIX"
        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
        Misc. projects thread
        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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          I was thinking the same on the strips but was concerned on the 5200 because I read that it doesn't stick well to some plastics. I will also have to glue them lengthwise on my tank because the raised ribs on the floor go side to side not fore and aft on my boat. I guess a difference in year models.
          Dave and Cindy Johnson
          Claremont, CA
          1986 Bayliner Trophy 2560, 5.7 Volvo Penta
          1988 Four Winns Horizon 200, 5.7 OMC Cobra

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            I roughed up the contact area of the strips to give the urethane some tooth. Hope it sticks, ill have to do some testing to be sure.

            On yours I would run the strips with the direction of the plywood runners directly on top, the idea being less surface area to trap/hold water against the bottom of the tank on the uphill side of the strip. Keep in mind that if we did nothing at all to these tanks they would last 15-20 years :lol: can you say OVERKILL
            Dave
            Edmonds, WA
            "THE FIX"
            '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
            (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
            Misc. projects thread
            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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              Not if they are installed incorrectly. The Coastline tank I'm replacing has a build date of April 2009. By the way, in anticipation of adding these strips I ordered mine 1/2" less in depth. The tank I took out was pretty tight and it only reduced the capacity by five gallons. Well gotta go now and get to work. It's like an oven inside that thing with 100 degree temps outside.
              Dave and Cindy Johnson
              Claremont, CA
              1986 Bayliner Trophy 2560, 5.7 Volvo Penta
              1988 Four Winns Horizon 200, 5.7 OMC Cobra

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                Didn't know you had to replace it. Thought ya just had to install it better than po :S

                You gonna start a thread on ya repairs?
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  Yeah, didn't want to take a chance with the corrosion I saw on the tank I took out. As far as another thread, I'm not sure whether I have the energy to keep up with posting updates on my project or whether it will be of use to anyone. I really get a lot out of following all of the projects on here and most of them cross over to what I am doing. Finding time to work on the boat is difficult because from march until October of every year I am committed to maintaining a nascar late model that my son races and I own. That's more like a job and my boat is my release.
                  Dave and Cindy Johnson
                  Claremont, CA
                  1986 Bayliner Trophy 2560, 5.7 Volvo Penta
                  1988 Four Winns Horizon 200, 5.7 OMC Cobra

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                    So the fuel tank is set in place. A dry fit for now because it looks like I need to add some shim material to the outboard sides of the bottom of the tank. The tank is only resting ( making contact) on the lower part of the angle (both sides) where the tank goes flat on the bottom.

                    I've got the fuel tank bulkhead ready to epoxy into place once I get the shims set up the way I like.

                    Also had some help removing the rest of the bottom paint today. Made a pile of goopy gross stuff.

                    The hull under the paint looks good. Even has a bit of shine to the gel coat, and I haven't even wet sanded or compounded yet.
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                    Dave
                    Edmonds, WA
                    "THE FIX"
                    '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                    (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                    Misc. projects thread
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                      The bottom looks great what kind of stripper did you use? My options on stripper are limited here in Calif. I was considering having someone from out of state buy it for me. Just a note on your fuel tank bulkhead, I epoxy coated a 2 foot by 18 inch piece of 5 ply ACX and it warped really bad. I've been trying to figure out how to keep that from happening when I do my bulkhead. Maybe screw it to another piece and let it dry before doing the other side?
                      Dave and Cindy Johnson
                      Claremont, CA
                      1986 Bayliner Trophy 2560, 5.7 Volvo Penta
                      1988 Four Winns Horizon 200, 5.7 OMC Cobra

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                        "Indenial" post=565167 wrote:
                        The bottom looks great what kind of stripper did you use? My options on stripper are limited here in Calif. I was considering having someone from out of state buy it for me. Just a note on your fuel tank bulkhead, I epoxy coated a 2 foot by 18 inch piece of 5 ply ACX and it warped really bad. I've been trying to figure out how to keep that from happening when I do my bulkhead. Maybe screw it to another piece and let it dry before doing the other side?


                        Haha that's exactly what I did. Can't see it in the photo but there is a 2x6 screwed to the back side. The side you can see goes on the tank side.

                        I got the stripper from wesco auto body supply. It's safe for fiber glass and worked great. I tested an area a while ago just to make sure it was good.
                        Dave
                        Edmonds, WA
                        "THE FIX"
                        '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                        (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                        The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                        Misc. projects thread
                        https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                          Dave, I've been following your progress for the last few weeks and it's looking great. Nice work dude.

                          I too would like to know the brand name of the stripper you used so I can see if it can be bought here in California. Could you post a picture of the can?

                          Keep up the good work. It's been fun to watch while I've been at a stand still.
                          Sacramento, CA.
                          1979 27' Bayliner Victoria W/fly bridge. 2X/Volvo AQ140A, with 2X/44 PHN3 solex side draft carbs. 280 outdrives.

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                            "LRCX 2750" post=565744 wrote:
                            Dave, I've been following your progress for the last few weeks and it's looking great. Nice work dude.

                            I too would like to know the brand name of the stripper you used so I can see if it can be bought here in California. Could you post a picture of the can?

                            Keep up the good work. It's been fun to watch while I've been at a stand still.
                            Here ya go

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                            Last edited by builderdude; 11-12-2017, 12:21 PM.
                            Dave
                            Edmonds, WA
                            "THE FIX"
                            '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                            (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                            Misc. projects thread
                            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                              Do you know how many coats of bottom paint was on your boat? I would like to strip mine but it has several coats on it.
                              1990 2556
                              7.4 mercruiser Bravo 2 drive
                              Marysville Wa

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                                I believe I had several coats as well. The first or first few coats was black, then red on top of that. Most came off with the first application. I applied a second to get the rest. It looks stained now but after I Wet sand and compound it will shine almost like new. I've already done it to the paint that ran up the side of the hull



                                Dave
                                Edmonds, WA
                                "THE FIX"
                                '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                                (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                                Misc. projects thread
                                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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