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bradenton whaler posted 08-06-2001 02:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for bradenton whaler   Send Email to bradenton whaler  
I've had some thoughts of projects for my 1974 16' Whaler this winter and wanted to run them by the "experts" on this site.

I am uncomfortable knowing that my battery sits about a foot above my fuel tanks. I want to remedy this without replacing my wood reversable pilot seat. Has anyone fitted a Tempo fuel tank into the older pilot seats? I think I would be able to dramatically increase my fuel capacity also.

Since I would lose my storage from the pilot seat, I want to open the space under the console by placing a battery box and my fuel filter near the engine. How hard would this be?

Lastly, can anyone give me an estimate in what it would cost to have a 16' boat "re-gel coated"?

Thanks, and I really enjoy this site!!

Bradenton Whaler

Bigshot posted 08-06-2001 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Cheaper to paint and it shines longer. Gelcoat is a WHOLE different story. I am not a big fan of rear battery placement due to the fact that if it rains too much and the bilge is not working the battery goes under water. No t usually a problem untill every electrical wire etc melts due to the water thing and it is a major deal. I would leave the battery up front.
gunnelgrabber posted 08-06-2001 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
b w , there's a good discussion about gel coating and painting happening right around the corner at " awlgrip"...tobes" repair/mod dept. i too am mystified at the $ spread on re gelcoating quotes. seems lower here .good luck...lm
Bigshot posted 08-06-2001 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Did not dawn on me..I have a guy that does all Cannon's work who did my Baja. Lives in Palmetto. Name is Rick's Marine & Fiberglass. Will do you up cheap(so people say here about his $$) E-mail me for his phone #.

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