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Tanks are in

Posted by Bryan on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Fuel tanks 
The new tanks are now secured in place and waiting to be hooked up.  Here is how it happened:

Neoprene pads were put on with 5200.  Care was given to make sure there was complete coverage so that no water could sit between the pads and the tank.  This was done along the bottom and the sides of the tanks.
Then using 5200 and solid fiberglass board, spacers were put

Between the hull and the tanks.  The idea is to leave adequate air space around the tank so water never sits against the tank.


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Posted by Bryan on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Engine 
Test fired the rebuilt engine and it works great.  A few things to tweak, but it is looking great.  Hard to see because of light.

Nice and smooth.

See it on Youtube.

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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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