knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

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Looks good Rick! Yeah those poly tanks expand 1-2% in all directions when they come in contact with gas, not sure how it reacts to diesel.



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Rickk wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:59 pm Looks good Rick! Yeah those poly tanks expand 1-2% in all directions when they come in contact with gas, not sure how it reacts to diesel.
Mfgr said 3% but didn't specify which fuel. There's plenty of room for expansion around the tank. The chocks are a bit tight but I can move them if needed. Thnx. for looking in.
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Fuzz wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:57 pm Another bite of the elephant down! Keep taking those bites :D
Munch! Munch! Munch! :lol:
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vLog update: Fifteen minute mashup of misc happenings around the boat.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/5svkmviMM_4[/youtube]
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Hope I can meet up with you someday. Build on.
My boat build is here -------->

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Making up some fiberglass backing stock with vacuum resin infusion. Still waiting on a bunch of plumbing parts before I can finish up the fuel tanks and then move onto other stuff. Our normal supply chain for parts from the US ends in Ogdensburg NY. Unfortunately we can't cross the border for awhile so I've been trying to source parts etc. from Cdn suppliers. Not much luck with that. Amazon has been my backup but they don't have everything I need in marine stuff.

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Great video. I liked that you added the other video of the air bubbles. I can't wait to see how it turns out! :D

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BB Sig wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:32 pm Great video. I liked that you added the other video of the air bubbles. I can't wait to see how it turns out! :D
Thnx for the kind words Barry. The part turned out Ok. A couple minor dry spots but lots of usable material. Approx 3/16" thick. It was a fight to get the peel ply and flow media off of it. That infusion epoxy is HARD as nails. 8O

I'll post a vid of unbagging it sometime soon. Thnx for looking in.

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Hosing up the stbd side fuel tank. A real mish-mash of fittings etc. I’ll likely pull it all apart & do it again ‘cause to be a proper job ya gotta do it at least twice. :wink:

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Knottybuoyz wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:58 am Hosing up the stbd side fuel tank. A real mish-mash of fittings etc. I’ll likely pull it all apart & do it again ‘cause to be a proper job ya gotta do it at least twice. :wink:

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I'm sure you planned easy access planned to get to the primer bulb(s)

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