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    Got my Spectra out of storage today brought it home will be putting it on the cradle I just built and pushing it into my garage for my winter project. This has been a 2 year project, new paint, interior, trailer's done, engine ready to bolt in. My next project is to cut the fiberglass tanks out and replace them with aluminum. The tanks delaminated on my Schiada and it was a total POA project in the middle of the summer. I'm looking for 2 side tanks that will hold at least 15 gallons a side, actually prefer 20 to 25. If anybody in Michigan, Ill,Ohio, anywhere in a 300 mile radius has anything I can modify to work give me a shout. I can have them modified to hold more and will most likely have to move the filler necks anyway.
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    I saw a set of tens on here earlier today for $150(?) but I think they were Az. or Ca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorndy View Post
    I saw a set of tens on here earlier today for $150(?) but I think they were Az. or Ca.
    They are in Cali, to far to ship, good deal, I could extend them about 3 feet each and they would work. But the shipping would be about 200.00 they would have to come on a truck with a pallett. It would be nice to do the whole project for around 500 bucks total.
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    Bill just do the good thing get IMCO tanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdsheppie View Post
    Bill just do the good thing get IMCO tanks
    Hey Sheppie, doesn't Walt have a couple of 5 gallon cans laying around that he could use?

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    OK I am done got it and I am out Bill I say do the IMCO but whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorndy View Post
    Hey Sheppie, doesn't Walt have a couple of 5 gallon cans laying around that he could use?
    That would be better than the used pee bottles I was using !!!! Not enough range !!!!
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    Bill, if you can modify the tanks you have now why not just build your own ?
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    I can get you a good deal on new or custom build here in toledo 419 473 boat (2628) John
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    Bill post some pics of the tanks ,and were they leaking and if you decide to replace then with Aluminum why not use then for an insert for the new tanks by cutting out the baffles if any, and lids ? Bill , to tell you the truth your tanks most likely could be repaired with newer and better materials .

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFSHORE GINGER View Post
    Bill post some pics of the tanks ,and were they leaking and if you decide to replace then with Aluminum why not use then for an insert for the new tanks by cutting out the baffles if any, and lids ? Bill , to tell you the truth your tanks most likely could be repaired with newer and better materials .
    What I did on my Schiada is cut the inside faces off the fiberglass tanks, leave the top,ends, bottom and outsides in the boat, make brackets and mount 2 aluminum tanks inside the old fiberglass tanks. The tanks don't leak, they delam on the inside and the resin mixed with the fuel ruins your fuel system. Just went through all that with the Schiada, I want to put aluminum tanks in my Spectra and be done with it. I'm looking for about 25 to 35 gallon capacity per side as I plan on doing some decent long distance high speed cruising in the bay and don't want to be looking for a marina every 3 hours. I ultimately will have some custom tanks built to suite my needs, however it would be easier, cheaper, and faster to buy something and fabricate them in the sides. Rattle Can Lou had some, may still have them that were perfect but he wanted 700 bucks for them and they are in Idaho. I would like to stay around 500.00 to 600.00 for the whole project. With Lou's tanks it would be about 1200.00 to 1400.00 total cost.
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    may i make a suggestion ..... don't cut the tanks out they act as a floor stiffener and " stringers" instead you can do one of two things - Mount tanks to the top of them ( round or square ) OR what i would have done in hind sight .... I would cut the top off only and build some stainless tanks to fill the space . Rino line the old tanks - then build your new tanks in such a fashion that you can simply bolt them threw the existing fiberglass sides and front . .... maybe a lil foam around them to keep em cool .
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Violater View Post
    What I did on my Schiada is cut the inside faces off the fiberglass tanks, leave the top,ends, bottom and outsides in the boat, make brackets and mount 2 aluminum tanks inside the old fiberglass tanks. The tanks don't leak, they delam on the inside and the resin mixed with the fuel ruins your fuel system. Just went through all that with the Schiada, I want to put aluminum tanks in my Spectra and be done with it. I'm looking for about 25 to 35 gallon capacity per side as I plan on doing some decent long distance high speed cruising in the bay and don't want to be looking for a marina every 3 hours. I ultimately will have some custom tanks built to suite my needs, however it would be easier, cheaper, and faster to buy something and fabricate them in the sides. Rattle Can Lou had some, may still have them that were perfect but he wanted 700 bucks for them and they are in Idaho. I would like to stay around 500.00 to 600.00 for the whole project. With Lou's tanks it would be about 1200.00 to 1400.00 total cost.
    Just curious have you thought of using Roto molded tanks with baffles made by ATL ? Bill all in all it sounds like you are on the right track and have everything under control . Bill , maybe next summer we should try to hook up if and when you come back to Holland for a vist because i only live min's away from the launch ramp and marinas here on lake Mac.
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    If you Have tanks built - do it with Top mount pick up so they will pass coast guard and also make sure you build them beyond your fuel standards - ( use #12) as the pick up ! think blower engine
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