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Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:19 pm
by DrBryanJ
I am building the platform to hold my fuel tank. I am using a Moeller resin tank. I ordered the four clips to hold tank. Since they are aluminum do I need to get aluminum screws? Are wood screws ok or should I get nuts and bolts? Also, not important now since I am not doing permanent securing for quit some time, but do I put tank directly onto plywood platform or should I place some sort of cushioning under the tank? What is best to use for cushion if I need one?
These may be dumb questions, but I couldn't find answers in moeller installation guide. I'm also not very good at doing a search. I tried, but didn't see anything about this discussed in the past.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:31 pm
by PeterG
Always good to ask the question and preplan... You could safely use stainless bolts and nuts for the fasteners with the aluminum straps without any corrosion issues. I would avoid wood screws because of the chance of tearout. You can use a thin sheet of rubber between the tank and the plywood, to act like chafing protection.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:36 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Bryan

I used stainless bolts and stainless T-nuts with aluminum. Long screws would probably work fine. Galvanically, stainless and aluminum are pretty close.

Bill

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:55 pm
by DrBryanJ
Thanks for the replies. I didn't know I could mix aluminum and stainless without galvanic reaction.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:22 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Bryan

There maybe some Galvanic reaction. But not much. some of mine have been in 10 years without problems.

Bill

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:09 pm
by hoodman
In the instructions for one of the Moeller components that I bought (I think the tank straps) they say you need to have some type of padding to allow for the 3% expansion of the tank. The instructions suggest neoprene. The cheapest and easiest way to get neoprene is from those anti-stress floor mats that are commonly available. Some life vests also use neoprene. But you might not need it with the clips since they don't go all the way around the tank.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:05 am
by jenko
congrats on the flip Bryan haven't been on forum fora while and seem to have missed many milestones :D

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:31 am
by vupilot
If your mounting under the bow and directly on the sole the neoprene cushion really cuts down on the noise created from vibrations

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:37 pm
by DrBryanJ
Well, I started working on the interior. The first problem I encountered was that my cradle stopped short of frame 4. When I went into the bow area the boat felt very unstable. I thought about buying boat stands, but decided to build my own.
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She is much steadier now.
I cleaned the top of the stringers so I could level the boat. I then cleaned between frame 1 and 4 and between the stringers. This will become an under floor storage area.
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The aft part that is under the rear seats will be the battery compartment. The remainder will give me a place to store longer items like oars, skies, fishing poles, etc.

I made the sides for the compartment. They are ready to be encapsulated. I'll do that this week.
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Only getting started and already I'm sick of climbing in and out of the boat.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:26 pm
by Bill Edmundson
:lol: :lol: :lol: I'm sure Lisa loves you using that table :!: :roll:

Bill

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:59 pm
by DrBryanJ
It's my mother's table we are storing in our game room, but I'm sure Lisa will tell me it isn't a good idea :roll:

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:13 pm
by steveh41
Everything's looking great Bryan! The homemade stand looks very functional... getting (and keeping) the hull level and plumb is a huge help in building out interior details.

Steve

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:56 am
by neel thompson
Everything looks great Bryan..... I do need to get over to see it. Maybe in March or April. Heading to Delaware tomorrow or Thursday for Okoume. Let me know if I can pick anything up for you... Neel

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:11 am
by DrBryanJ
Thanks Neel. I'm good I think for the rest of the build. My delivery is coming on Wednesday. They do really kill you on delivery charge. $60 to palletize and $100 for delivery.

Re: modified malahini

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:57 am
by DrBryanJ
As my storage compartment components are drying, I'm thinking about the next thing I plan on doing, which is my fuel tank placement. I have questions about fuel system components. What parts do I need?
1: Deck fill Do I use with or without vent?
2: fuel fill hose
3: Do I need a no spitback inlet valve?
4: Tank (all ready have Moeller resin tank)
5: Vent hose
6: Do I need a carbon canister?
7: P trap (if my deck fill has vent do I need one?)
8: fuel line to motor
9: Gauge

Am I missing anything?

I don't have my deck built yet, so I don't need these things now, but thinking about where I would place them as I go along.