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Stringers and fuel tanks

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Rugerp904579
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Stringers and fuel tanks

Postby Rugerp904579 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:33 pm

Picked up an 85 airslot 185, pretty decent shape for its age. My questions are 1) what are the saddle tanks made of and are they a concern? Where are the access points for the tanks? 2) the forward mount stringer is collapsing, has anyone done the 1/2" aluminum stock upgrade? Thanks in advance, love this boat. Lots of character and very unique
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Re: Stringers and fuel tanks

Postby Rugerp904579 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:04 am

I'll take that as a "no". I'll post pics as soon as I get started, maybe someone else up here could get some useful info on how to go about the repair.

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2002 270 Coastal, Twin Yamaha 4 stroke 250
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Re: Stringers and fuel tanks

Postby CptBill » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:39 pm

Nice boat, good luck. It's hard to get any response's in this forum not a lot of people share there knowledge here, try iboats forum lots of chatter there usually get some good advice there
The trouble with trouble is it starts as fun!

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Re: Stringers and fuel tanks

Postby Rugerp904579 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks, I may do that. Not much I can't do, but this will be a one off modification so it should be interesting. Will definitely beat the tar out of the factory stringer that consist of wafer thin glass on plywood lol I'll get this done and there will be a long list of other things. After all, it is a boat!

Whitey
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Re: Stringers and fuel tanks

Postby Whitey » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:52 pm

You might also hull truth forum

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