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Boat Bits / Re: Replacing vee berth holding tank for water tank
« Last post by misfits on May 22, 2017, 06:39:36 AM »
plastic-mart.com
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Boat Bits / Re: Replacing vee berth holding tank for water tank
« Last post by misfits on May 21, 2017, 06:06:19 PM »
Google marine water tanks. There is a company out of Cal. that sells Ronco's vanilla(rectangular) tanks at a decent discount. If you can't find it let me know, I'll post the link tomorrow.
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Boat Bits / Re: Replacing vee berth holding tank for water tank
« Last post by Frank on May 21, 2017, 11:15:55 AM »
There are several roto molded marine tank suppliers.
A google search will turn up enough to keep you busy a long while trying to find the best fit-price combo.
Have fun!
One link below.....450 tanks!'

http://ronco-plastics.com/newRonco/ProductCatalogs/Marine2017.pdf
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Boat Bits / Replacing vee berth holding tank for water tank
« Last post by lastgreatgeneration on May 21, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
Yesterday I removed all the marine head, plumping and vee berth waste holding tank. I can't find any information about what size and part number the forward tank is, I would assume it's a replaceable part. I would estimate the tank is 19 gallons, as I have read that was the size of a cd 31 tank.

Also I removed the seacocks and thruhulls for the head. I made short work of them with grinding an X with an angle grinder on the outside, then using a cold flat chisel to break off the tabs. Removing the 2 head seacocks took about 20 minutes.

I intend to properly glass and fair the holes from the inside and then sand and paint. Then installing a natures head compounding toilet. Also taking many photos of each process.

So, would it be a good idea to replace the vee berth watertank with the same size tank? Also does anyone know a model number or a good place that can locate the proper size tank?

Next project is ripping out the head sink and cabinetry, replacing that with usable shelves for organized storage. There is a considerable sized hull liner that makes everything inside kind of weird, the tank fits into pre molded section. So any other additions would probably include cutting away the liner.

Anyways, lots of stuff to think about right now. Thanks.
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Gear Here / Re: West Marine 8.5' Roll-up dinghy and 2.5hp yami
« Last post by Frank on May 19, 2017, 08:55:59 PM »
Now that is an awesome idea!!

Wonder if triples would fit??!

😳😳😄
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Gear Here / Re: West Marine 8.5' Roll-up dinghy and 2.5hp yami
« Last post by misfits on May 19, 2017, 04:50:28 PM »
Just when I thought I'd seen everything...
That's pretty funny, but you got a back up motor.
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Gear Here / Re: West Marine 8.5' Roll-up dinghy and 2.5hp yami
« Last post by CapnK on May 19, 2017, 03:23:04 AM »
I could see Frank doing this. Get to Happy Hour a lot quicker, and back to the boat more reliably...  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxuowsHcYks
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Routes and Destinations / Re: Mona NOBO 2017
« Last post by Jim_ME on May 18, 2017, 11:59:50 PM »
Great photos! Kudos to crew and to you for posting them. :)
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Gear Here / Re: Direct Injection versus 4 stroke
« Last post by CapnK on May 18, 2017, 03:08:29 PM »
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Gear Here / Re: West Marine 8.5' Roll-up dinghy and 2.5hp yami
« Last post by CapnK on May 18, 2017, 03:07:06 PM »
I've got one of those old ancient Achilles, the ones shaped like a rectilinear 0. Has an insertable plywood bottom, and still holds air (pretty much - a bit saggy after several days, sometimes). But I do not have, and haven't been able to find, the motor mount which fits onto it.

BTW - I still have my BiL's Walker Bay 10 "RIB" (with inflatable collar), only used for 2 hours under power, comes with sail kit (still in box), 6hp 4stk long shaft Merc with, you guessed it - 2 hours on it - and a trailer. He was a doc, making enough money that the $5.5+K he spent was an impulse buy for him at the time.
He brought it home, ran it an hour that day, and another hour that weekend, and it sat ever since, probably 8 years or maybe more.
He is tall and gangly and tends to fall and trip over things easily, so it was too small for his clumsy butt. :) When he moved to W Va, he asked me to sell it. I'd like to get him $0.50 on his dollar, say $2500, but will take any reasonable offer at this point.
There is no title for motor or hull - he never sent it off, and lost it in the meanwhile. Can give you a Notarized Bill of Sale, though. :) And the collar, though it still holds air, looks moldy. There's hardly a scratch on the hull, though, and the motor still has paint on the prop. :)
I need to get some pics and throw it on CL in NC and Fl, where Titling isn't an issue like it is here in SC...
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