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  1. Aluminum Gas Tanks

    JB Weld Fix update. Our patch is holding,(yes only two months), but no evidence of any fuel leakage. Grandson did good job of putting it all back together and has had it out on 6 trips. We'll keep an eye or nose on it of course....but for the moment it's run it and fish it. Hope everyone has a great new year.
  2. Push pole holders question

    Waterguy, Can you pot pic of final Accon recessed install? I to want to recess mount and have questions about rearmost mount cut out. Seeing where yous are would be a help. Thanks
  3. 2001 Redfisher 16 Restoration

    Who did your Push pole platform support. I like the simple functionality. Very Classy. Also the baitwell paint.....what brand, did you brush apply of spray? There's a lot of thought in what your doing. Thanks
  4. Trailer

    Well done.
  5. bilge hatch access

    Had to trim 3/4 inches off of front of hatch bottom..........think I paid $40ish at local store. I set it hinged to stern. Replacing all pumps etc while it's wide open, but will be able to access all much better than the factory pie plate. Gotta love a Dremel.
  6. 16 RF out of Port Richey

    Sallow Minded...very nice, and some big fish. Exactly which Moonlighter did you go with? I'm needing one for my 1999 16 BF. Thanks - PH
  7. Trailer

    Flats Rat.where did you get the goodies? Boat/Trailer look great.........
  8. 97 LT 20 has major fuel leak.

    Some good info on this thread.
  9. Garmin gpsmap 498

  10. Aluminum Gas Tanks

    So we cut the fiberglass vertical riser which gave us limited access. You can see the foam creeping around the front. When we scraped it off note that it had removed whatever coating they used on the tank in 1985. Also of note, and as mentioned by many others, in well ventilated, non foamed areas the coating is in place and still doing it's job of protecting the aluminum. We abraded and cleaned the two screw holes and patched with original JB Weld. Filling up the tank and a water test to see if these two holes were the problem is next............wish us luck.
  11. Aluminum Gas Tanks

  12. Aluminum Gas Tanks

    Having similar problem with my grandsons 1985 MA 18. Initially we thought a screw had penetrated at the front deck step up. but unfortunately that's not it. We've inspected fill hose, vent hose, vent hose connection, primer bulb, water separator. They are all either in good shape or had been replaced by some previous owner. Anytime it;'s filled past 1/4,(it's 50 gal I believe, mounted under forward hatch), it leaks into bilge. Not a lot but enough to stop using until we identify and fix the problem. There is a 1/4 inch fiberglass baffle factory mounted to the floor and it is raised up to receive the rear portion of the front deck cap/hatch. I'm going to cut that out and gain access to the rear of the tank and hopefully bottom and sides. The tank is coated with a grey coating and from the top looks good. I can see some foan on both sides,(iphoning through the top pie plates). I'll post some pics and progress reports in the next few days..hope to find leak and maybe J&B weld leak. Taking of the top cap is not something we want to think about. Later, Par8head
  13. 17 maverick MA

    Still available? What's location.
  14. 1995 18' Hewes Redfisher - Lappy

    Flatwater. I'd like to see it. I'm not available until Tuesday....too much grandkid stuff. If you've still got it call me 813-541-6948. Wayne