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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!
    1993 Bayliner Ciera Hardtop 2452 . Mercruiser Alpha 1. 305 Chevrolet.
    Johnson 2 cycle 15 horse kicker

    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.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440


      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.

      Newport, Oregon
      South Beach Marina
      1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
      Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
      Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years.


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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.
          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

          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 !

          Manalapan N.J