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post #10 of Old 03-13-2014
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Re: Seafarer 38 fuel tank replacement

progress report 1977 seafarer 38c fuel tank replacement, 1st built a gantry (2x6) to lift engine and transmission, remove engine (4-108), place engine on dolly, disassemble gantry, roll engine out of way to starboard, drill hole in rear of tank (attachment point for come-along) other end attached through shaft tube use blocking to protect shaft tube, winch tank aft ( enlarge hole in engine compartment bulkhead as needed) it took a little more force than anticipated but it broke free, winched aft as far as front engine mounts would allow (about 14") demolished tank as far forward as first baffle using hand grinder, plan to finish removing tank this sunday weather permitting.
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