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    I need to replace the water tank in the 3818 1988 Bayliner,

    The aluminum tank went bad. I don't want to patch.

    Do I replace with aluminum or polyethylene ?

    Should I replace the holding tank at the same time since I have the floor up ?


    If your holding tank is also aluminum, then I would also replace it while you've got the floor apart. I would replace both with poly tanks.


      3818 1988 Bayliner

      How do you get the water tank out ? Do I take up floor in galley and 2nd bedroom ?


        It took me a minute, but if you forget, do a search using 38xx water tank, any dater on the search function. Richard did an excellent job of documentation as he replaced his fresh water tank.

        Your holding tank should be poly, it's the same year as mine. If it's aluminum, the bed has to come apart to get that tank out. Just more busy work.

        Get yourself an 18 or 20v screw driver and a whole bunch of number two cross point bits. A good oscillating tool and a sawzall are also on the list. You may want to look at revising a few things as you are putting it back together like replacing the galley sole and extending the teak and holly plywood across to the stateroom bulkhead. If your galley sole squeaks like ours, the teak and holly plywood has to come up to properly fix it. Consider revising the steps to the salon by clocking them forward at the galley end to make the treads wider. It also allows you to add a place under the upper tread for trash and recycling containers. If you don't have a heater in the lower step the Admiral will be happy to have more storage. I reset the tread rises on mine to make each step the same height.

        Sorry you are looking at doing this at this time of year. I have a few other modifications I've done that have made the Admiral really happy and other 38xx Admirals issuing orders. I converted the flip down door access under the stove to a drawer, opened the end of the cabinet along the passageway for an additional pantry and repitched the ladder to the flying bridge so it is more like a step ladder than vertical ladder while retaining access to the port hatch. The cabinetry is in the completed projects, the ladder has a few things to go before it's completed, but other 38xx owners have taken pictures and measurements after the Admiral spoke.
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
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