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Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Fuel Tanks

Posted by Bryan on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Fuel tanks 
Who would have thought that finding somebody local would be impossible.  I live in the Toronto area and I gave up looking for somebody to build my fuel tanks.  I found places that welded aluminum, but they really didn't have any experience making marine grade fuel tanks.

I finally found a place in New Jersey called Speedy Tanks. I had direct contact with the owner.  They build everything to ABYC and Coast Guard Specs and beyond.  Very nice people.  I get stuck with an extra shipping bill, but ...
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Sanding and filling

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Paint 
Not much worth taking pictures, but lots of work still being done.  Akin to doing drywall mudding before you paint.  Lots of little things that take lots of time, then gets covered up and nobody every knows.  We have been sanding bilges, inside lockers, walls, wood, everything in the boat.  Will be ordering our fuel tanks tomorrow.  Painting will start on Saturday.

We have also been working on our hatch openings.  Something special is happening, but I want to wait until after we paint to put u...
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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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