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by steelhead55
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 7636

Re: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity

There is a lot said about this topic in earlier posts and they reflect a real mix of approaches...from installing a separate sump pump for the fuel tank compartment after removing the foam, to putting in a drain tube connecting the fuel compartment to the aft compartment via drain tube. I am consid...
by steelhead55
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity
Replies: 18
Views: 7636

Re: Problem with Water in Fuel Tank Cavity

Removing the water in the fuel tank cavity is a big deal for us that have the belowdeck, polyethylene fuel tanks, as the water pressure on the bottom of the tank will cause the tank to deform, reducing the tank capacity dramatically (mine was reduced from 70 to 53 gallons). To fix this, I installed ...
by steelhead55
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: New Project: 1980 Revenge V-22
Replies: 5
Views: 3809

Re: New Project: 1980 Revenge V-22

A few guys here have the same boat. Look up my posts for how I took out my polyethylene tank.

A REVENGE V22 is a great boat for the Northwest. I will have mine out of Gold Beach in Oregon the week of August 10, 2019.
by steelhead55
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage Deck Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

Re: Outrage Deck Repair

The deck of my 1979 REVENGER was like yours. It seemed very strong, so I just filled with thickened epoxy and made sure there were no more bare wood areas. I did remove a small amount of minor rot and filled with thickened epoxy.
by steelhead55
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

Re: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions

I saw that tank when I was looking for options on my tank project. As the tank does not have fuel in it, you could cut the fill out, and replace with an aluminum plate with a fill welded onto it. Does your boat have the original plastic tank in it? You could refurbish it like I did mine.
by steelhead55
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacing Outrage 22 fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Replacing Outrage 22 fuel tank

As far as installing a pump in the tank cavity for removing water, the National Electric Code would require the pump and wiring to be explosion proof. (The NEC would consider this location to be a class I div 2 location). Now I do not believe the NEC has jurisdiction over boats, as it is a construct...
by steelhead55
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

Re: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions

Phil is very correct. After a very extensive search of plastic tanks, I only found 1 or 2 that might fit. However none fit exactly, and you would need to modify or create a proper support system for them in the cavity.
by steelhead55
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

Re: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions

The tank was originally made by Tempo, since bought by Moeller. If you look at my website https://garys22revenge.shutterfly.com/ you can see lots of pics of the tank and cavity. The tank is not available, and has not been manufactured for decades. I did foam mine in. In the process of looking for a ...
by steelhead55
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

Re: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions

Hi IF you look at this pic, https://garys22revenge.shutterfly.com/pictures/132 and this one of the plastic tank https://garys22revenge.shutterfly.com/pictures/123(70 gallons, originally installed in 1979), the tank cavity is indeed symmetrical. The dimensions on the drawing are nominal. For example ...
by steelhead55
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

Re: Outrage 77-gallon Fuel Tank Dimensions

Hi I restored my plastic tank on my 1979 revenge just a few months ago, and did write down the dimensions of both the tank and compartment. Tempo Tank dimensions.png 22 Revenge cavity dimensions.png If you would like to see what the cavity looks like, and a few of the modifications I made to the fue...
by steelhead55
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Fuel gauge drives to zero with ignition switch on
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

Re: Fuel gauge drives to zero with ignition switch on

It sounds to me like the ground side of the gauge now gets 12 volts on it when the ignition is turned on. A simple check would be to clip a volt meter to the back of each leg on the gauge. I bet you will read 12 volts to ground from each, when the ignition is turned on. If you were to put the voltme...
by steelhead55
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Completion of 1979 Revenge 22 Fuel Tank Refurbishment
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: Completion of 1979 Revenge 22 Fuel Tank Refurbishment

Hi Jim Yes you are correct about the language from their web site about not using on Gasoline tanks. In talking with the welder who added the fuel fill to one of these plates for me, he stated that the company has that on their website (product is patented) to prevent someone from drilling into ther...
by steelhead55
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Completion of 1979 Revenge 22 Fuel Tank Refurbishment
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Completion of 1979 Revenge 22 Fuel Tank Refurbishment

I completed the fuel tank removal, refurbishment, and replacement project [for a 1979 Boston Whaler REVEGE 22] with what I consider to be great success. The problem with these versions of the Revenge is the ridiculously large deck extends past the control console into the cabin. As shown in images l...
by steelhead55
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 5430

Re: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle

Yes See the pic below https://garys22revenge.shutterfly.com/pictures/114 As you can see, the fuel fill plate on the top of the plastic tank (the one that popped back into shape after being in the sun) has actual holes in it, and and the aluminim had corroded to a terrible state. I am in the process ...
by steelhead55
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 5430

Re: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle

Hi Jim Some bad fuel with water contamination had run through the fuel system. The water had collected in the Vapor Separator Tank (VST), and killed the high-pressure fuel pump, which I replaced. I also replaced all the low-pressure and hiqh-pressure filters at this point. After replacement of the h...
by steelhead55
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 5430

Re: 90-HP Engine Falls Flat at Full Throttle

I had an [fuel-related problem] problem [caused by] my 225 Johnson-Suzuki four-stroke-power-cycle engine on my Revenge 22. The low pressure fuel pump had insufficient lift. This was difficult to diagnose. I could find no specifications for troubleshooting the pump in the repair manual. The manual si...
by steelhead55
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A Plastic Fuel Tank Miracle
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

A Plastic Fuel Tank Miracle

A tank miracle happened on my current project of tank repair for my 1979 V22 Revenge. A member here had stated that when he had a 1979 Revenge plastic fuel tank replaced by the factory with an aluminum tank, he watched his plastic tank that was sitting in the sun regain its shape. My boat's fuel tan...
by steelhead55
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 V22 Deck alteration and Tank removal project
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: 1979 V22 Deck alteration and Tank removal project

Thanks for the advice everyone

I'm still mulling my options, and will post some pics of the final alteration to the deck when completed.
by steelhead55
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 V22 Deck alteration and Tank removal project
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

1979 V22 Deck alteration and Tank removal project

Hi Everyone I am currently knee deep in the lengthy project of the tank removal and deck alteration on my 1979 V22 Revenge. This boat has the plastic tank manufactured by Tempo, and the reason for me initiating this project was twofold: 1. I hated not having good access to the tank and associated ho...
by steelhead55
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Bladder tanks for existing tank repairs
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

Bladder tanks for existing tank repairs

Does anyone here have any experience with products like these on the attached website? These are bladder tanks, filled with foam, that can be placed inside of your existing, leaking tank. There is a 6 part instruction link on the website that shows the installation process. http://atlinc.com/marine....
by steelhead55
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Mavericks
Replies: 16
Views: 5142

Capsize At Mavericks

This video [another posting of the same video showing a Boston Whaler being overturned or capsizing] was recorded at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay. Apparently this guy does this often. What I find amazing was no vest [PFD] for him or his passenger, a photographer. [Wave height] was [over] 20-feet that ...
by steelhead55
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Boston Whaler Montauk crane Harness
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Boston Whaler Montauk crane Harness

For Sale A crane harness made of stainless steel wire attached to a stainless steel ring used for crane lifting and launching the venerable Montauk. This was from a 1981 Montauk, and I got it when I purchased the boat. I used this a few times to crane launch the boat in Richmond, CA and Capitola, bu...
by steelhead55
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Moeller Polyethylene Below-deck Fuel Tanks
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Moeller Polyethylene Below-deck Fuel Tanks

As engineer, I feel that metal tanks below deck are just a poor solution, and, for me, going to the OEM and having one manufactured for a grand just seems like a bad idea. I am looking at some of these Moeller polyethylene below-deck tanks. Has anyone tried fitting one of them? Or something similar?...
by steelhead55
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1979 REVENGE V-22 Saddle Tanks
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: 1979 REVENGE V-22 Saddle Tanks

I have the same REVENGE model with the internal plastic tank. The tank is very difficult to access, With the floor being such a pain to remove to gain access to the tank (as the floor continues under the control console and into the cabin), saddle tanks may not be a bad idea. If you come up with som...
by steelhead55
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Ride of CONQUEST Compared to C-DORY 25
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: Ride of CONQUEST Compared to C-DORY 25

I have a very limited riding experience in a C-Dory, as I have only been in a friend's boat twice, before he sold it. Comparing the ride of comparable sized hulls--I believe I was in a 22' C-dory--and comparing it to the ride of my [1979] Revenge V22, the Revenge was superior in the following ways: ...
by steelhead55
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing (Not Replacing) Drain Tubes
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Repairing (Not Replacing) Drain Tubes

I have actually seen this done on a 1979 V-22 Revenge. You would have to talk to Garris about its effectiveness, but I believe it is not a bad idea. Water from the rear splash wells tends to just sit there, and could easily be removed by a smallish bilge pump. I see no real negatives from doing this...
by steelhead55
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailering with a manual transmission
Replies: 21
Views: 8630

Re: Trailering with a manual transmission

I towed my 17' Montauk with a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo V6 with Manual transmission for many, many years. I even launched it multiple times off the "beach" in Ocean cove. Never had a problem. When I got my GMC sierra, it was definitely better, but I see no problems with the Manual Tranny. In fact, ...
by steelhead55
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Bow Stop Assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Trailer Bow Stop Assembly

I am very unhappy with my current trailer's bow stop assembly. The access to unhook the winch strap is impossible, and this requires a three-step process of backing the boat down with the strap attached so that access to unhook it is possible. I am looking for suggestions and advice and if possible ...
by steelhead55
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Honda BF8A: What to Check
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Honda BF8A: What to Check

I have the same [Honda BF8A] engine as a kicker on my Montauk and Revenge 22 boats. A pressure check as Jim recommends is a good idea, but ultimately these small motors are generally working or not. Be sure to run fresh gas through it, and although I have gotten conflicting information from the deal...