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    Fuel tank replacement/additional tank options-gctid811570

    What is the ballpark cost of mat. And labor for replacing deisel fuel tanks on a 3288 and what if any are the options for adding additional fuel storage beyond the factory 200 gal tanks? Comming from a work boat background the 200 gal cap. For a 32' boat seems a bit small (imho).

    #2
    Pricing depends on who does the work and when, but I'd budget $5k per side for a "git 'er'done' price"

    Regarding tank size, I average under 4.5 gph over 5 years and I travel quite a bit at 14/15 knots. But at 7 knots you use approx 2.3 gph which gives a range of 500 (nautical) miles c/w with a 20% reserve
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    1989 Bayliner 3270

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      #3
      Thanks, I guess I am thinking of many years ago running from Seattle to Ketch and back every year, we had 350 galls. on a 36 footer.I like to have a lot of fuel and not need it rather than not so much and having to stop more often. Probably not much room for auxiliary tanks or there would already be more fuel capacity I suspect.

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        #4
        I just went through this process. Had some one pull, reinstall and align the right engine.$850. Tank was $1000. And I did the work to clean up bilge and install tank. Probably $150 in parts because I replaced all the wire hangers. Tanks are available from Coasrline in Bellingham and taks about 3-6 weeks for delivery.

        I have an extra right tank available for $600 and can deliver in Puget Sound area.

        Jim
        1988 3270 With 135 Hinos

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          #5
          I get 2-2.5 mpg traveling at 6.5 knots.

          Jim
          1988 3270 With 135 Hinos

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            #6
            Not a bad cost WBY,I am currently looking at whatever I may need to do to get a '80-95 32xx in top shape when I take the plunge, no doubt many "problematic" issues will need to be dealt with in a boat of that vintage, but I do like those older boats.I do want to be prepared and have a "ready to go" boat, as experience taught me decades ago not to head to West coast POW and points west with an unfinished "to do" list. Thanks again guys, great site with good folks here.

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