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    Fuel tank removal problem

    I am having a problem removing the fuel tank from a 96slt780. Everything else is out of the hull except for the fuel tank. Is it epoxied to the hull or am I missing some fasteners somewhere? Thanks for any help!


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    It looks like it is bolted in four places.

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    thanks, i didn't see any bolts at first glance but i will investigate further when i get home...great diagrams

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    bty its good to be here...from browsing through everyones threads and the overall organization of these forums i think that i will be safe in the rebuild of this ski
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    Hey mvd, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvd6 View Post
    thanks, i didn't see any bolts at first glance but i will investigate further when i get home...great diagrams
    If I remember correctly they're 13mm. Not hard to remove but a PITA to install. If you have problems I'll let you in on my super secret tank bolt tip.

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    I don't have a bolt trick but I do have a tip Randy from Watcon told me.
    Secure the bronze bushings to the hull before trying to install the tank...helps TONS!!!

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    Thanks everyone, its good to be here. So I get home yesterday and look into the hull and there looks to be another issue will the fuel tank removal. The large flotation blocks occupy the same space as the screws holding the tank down. Do I remove flotation (seems useless unless it starts taking on water or just cut holes to get to the screws? If removal is the direction, whats the best process to get that done? Heres a pic:


    Also, I am going to post all of the other pics (parts and hull) in the projects section.

    Thanks for the help!

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