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Re: Sailing in New England

I had my deck re-cored and a bulkhead rebuilt by a thorough gentleman in MA. His name is Jerry Swartz and he's reachable at: Jerrygelcoat [AT] msn.com

I have photos of the work he did on Clementine. It's impressive.

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You sure your NS27 fuel tank space will be EXACTLY as the others?

Make a cardboard mockup and drop it in to make sure it fits and that you can get it in and out, then have a fab shop duplicate it.
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You sure your NS27 fuel tank space will be EXACTLY as the others?

Make a cardboard mockup and drop it in to make sure it fits and that you can get it in and out, then have a fab shop duplicate it.
Ideally, you want to do this.

Best to get the old tank out so a builder (if local) can make a new one to the exact size of the old. Each NS27 is essentially built to order. I think even the older ones in the 70s and 80s. There might be variations in one that doesn't apply to others. There are other owners who have been on multiple boats and even between factory built ones, say they're all still very different boats.

I ended up cutting my tank into pieces to get it out to keep from cutting the cabin floor. Other boats (aft-cabins) can more likely remove their tanks in one piece for a full drop in replacement. Certainly not an easy project for anyone to do.

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Yes, that's the plan, to get the old tank out and have a new one built to specs. When talking to fabricators for price and time estimates, it's helpful to have general dimensions though.

Dan-I didn't notice the tech folder before, thanks man, that's a little treasure trove of info. I talked to another fabricator yesterday before you posted about speedy tanks, and 1) They'd never heard of a NS27, 2) they didn't epoxy the outside of the tank. So I'll be giving speedy tanks a call tomorrow. Thanks again!
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And yeah, I'm not nearly experienced enough *yet* to tackle that job on my own. Nor do I have the time :/ I only get about 2 months off between ships, so time is a precious commodity. The yard I'm keeping the boat at over the winter lets you do your own work though, so I'm gonna have them soda blast the hull and then do the rest myself, which I'm pretty excited about-well, as long as the hull is dry enough. If not Ill just wait till the spring.
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