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    Default Fuel tank filler holes

    want to put saddle tanks back in hondo. The filler holes have been glassed in and painted over. How would I cut the holes back in without damaging paint, hull, ect. Thanks

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    want to put saddle tanks back in hondo. The filler holes have been glassed in and painted over. How would I cut the holes back in without damaging paint, hull, ect. Thanks
    Tape over the area that you want to cut new holes in, then select the correct hole saw , then start off slowly and proceed to cut your holes. It might chip slightly but the gas fill will cover any of that.

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    It's a personal preference but I would not put holes in the hull for gas fills if you can avoid it. The boat will look so much cleaner without the caps on each side of the boat. I bought a cp several years ago that had a single tank mounted at the transom and I also wanted to install saddle tanks. I had Imco make me a 4" dia. 18" long tank that I mounted at the transom. The tank has a -12 fitting on each end that a hose attaches to and runs to the top of each saddle tank as a fill. So I fill thru the small tank to each saddle tank. I have valves on each tank so I can fill either tank, or both, and can run on either tank, or both, as well. It is really simple and keeps your boat looking really clean. I get compliments all the time just because there are no caps on each side of the boat.

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