Tank is OUT! didn't even have time to take pics!
Here is the way it came out.
Original tank is 26" long, 18" wide, and 14" high.
Removed all hoses, dropped the anti siphon loop and tied it back on the engine.
Removed the exhaust hose off the water muffler and tied it up and out on the steering pedestal.
Removed smelly fuel soaked plywood from forward side of tank.
Pulled the fuel soaked wood and plywood tank support frame from under the tank.
The tank then dropped with the filler ends high and towards the port.
Friends helped and we actually lifted it up, and slid it out under the the wires and cables, stood it on end in the lazrette.
Sawzall took the filler neck off since it was the only thing that would keep it from clearing the Laz lid opening.
Then with 2 pairs of vise grips on the edges they lifted it up and forward over the water heater and out!
The laz was snug but the tank did slide out!
Picking up new tank in the morning! 26lX16wX12h 19 gallons.
Hoping the new tank guage sending unit works with old gauge!
here again.. the worry about doing a nasty difficult job was worse then doing the actual work! (as last year when we dropped the rudder for shaft removal)