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ID:	54414I decided to not drill holes in the floor I just glassed about a week ago. I ended up using 1/16" alluminum plate with elevator bolts (like carriage bolts but completely flat head) as a mounting plate for the place diverter and gas pedal. I put a layer of epoxy resin below it and three 2" strips of cloth over the top and wet the strips out. I was just wondering if anyone else has done this and how it worked out.
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    It will likely make for a good solid "floor mount" for the controls , lots of boat come in with simple "sheet metal screw" to plywood "attaching" to this area Tom

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    Sanger did that in the Hydro Jets,...well two of them I know for sure!

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    Thanks for the info guys, my goal is to have zero penetrations through the fiberglass in ordere to keep water out comletely. The bow tank is of course the exception but I cualked under the mounting brackets and on top of the screws, hopefully by keeping an eye on this I will never have to worry about the floor again. Nice to know a boat builder did it at sometime too.
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    Just a quick note - I had a 73 Glencoe and the bow tank is steel. One day I found that 15 gallons of gas had leaked thru a pin hole that developed in the tank's bottom corner. It all went below the floor, saturating the foam. Needless to say, repair was a lot of fun. If you have a tank like this, you may want to consider a preventative repair before you experience what happened to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 230Vel View Post
    Just a quick note - I had a 73 Glencoe and the bow tank is steel. One day I found that 15 gallons of gas had leaked thru a pin hole that developed in the tank's bottom corner. It all went below the floor, saturating the foam. Needless to say, repair was a lot of fun. If you have a tank like this, you may want to consider a preventative repair before you experience what happened to me.
    Mine is alluminum for sure, magnets wont stick to it and it seems to hold fuel fine cuz lately that is all that it has been doing. thanks a bunch for the tip though, I will pm you for more info cuz there isnt much out there on Glencoe boats it seems (paging old rigger).
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    Thats a bitchen idea! Now I'm wishin I had done that for my diverter control when I put my new false bottom in. I stuck some Silicone down in the holes before I screwed the diverter in. My fingers are crossed!

    Although my boad doesn't seem to get wet anymore so I'll probably never have any troubles! LoL

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    I did it for the gas pedal too and both are rock solid, no movement at all. Hopefully the backer plates wont show through the carpet too much. I will post if it does or not. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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    when I did the floor in my tahiti I layed the plywood down and then figured out where the gas pedal would be mounted, marked and drill out the holes then on the back side mounted a plate that has the bolts coming up threw the floor And its as solid as a rock. I though that would be better than using lag bolts to mount the pedal.

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    They arent lag bolts brother (wolf), they are elevator bolts, like carriage bolts (square shank near the head of the bolt to keep it grom twisting in the plate they have a completely flat head (bolt looks like a T from the side) that allows them to lay lay flat against the floor with ZERO PENETRATION into the glass of wood, thus keeping the envelope of the floor sealed and water out from between the subfloor and hull.
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    QUOTE=BrotherWolf;834676]when I did the floor in my tahiti I layed the plywood down and then figured out where the gas pedal would be mounted, marked and drill out the holes then on the back side mounted a plate that has the bolts coming up threw the floor And its as solid as a rock. I though that would be better than using lag bolts to mount the pedal.[/QUOTE]Click image for larger version. 

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    This is what the parts look like, Probably should have had taken pics before I laid the plate down and glassed it down. click it for larger view.
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    74Glencoe - I got your PM but haven't been able to send back to you - not sure why. I had a 73 18 ft, 455 Olds, Berk 12JC A-cut, stage 1.5 from Jack. Over 1200 hrs on engine hr meter, likely another 500 hrs before the hour meter was installed. Turn key, every time. Only mech problem was a dropped valve insert - can't do too much about that. Ran a 650 spreadbore double pumper - sweet setup, easy when cruising and when you need power open those large secondary butterflies. Never GPS'd it but it would bury the Airguide speedo at 60 with pedal left. Used primarily for short line slalom. Pylon mounted ahead of engine block. Added a bimini and a swim step - best things that I can recommend. Glencoes were mfg'd in Santa Ana, CA, and I think they went belly-up late 70's or early 80's. Jack said the hull was a splash of a Wreidt or Rogers. It had 1/4 length stringers, never had problems. Turned on a dime and that means hard power turns to pick up downed skiiers. Need any more info, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    They arent lag bolts brother (wolf), they are elevator bolts, like carriage bolts (square shank near the head of the bolt to keep it grom twisting in the plate they have a completely flat head (bolt looks like a T from the side) that allows them to lay lay flat against the floor with ZERO PENETRATION into the glass of wood, thus keeping the envelope of the floor sealed and water out from between the subfloor and hull.
    I don't think he was accusing you of using lag bolts. I think he was agreeing that your idea (and his) is a better idea than using a lag bolt (screws) from the top.

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    thats bascilly how we did the gas tanks for this sanger.. it has worked great so far.


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