Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Removing the Old Fuel Tank

It might be better to start at the bottom, as the photos loaded in the wrong order.

The galley side of the floor without the tank.

Trinda found a carrot in the market in Cebu. She did find more reasonable sized ones to buy. We went to town on Sunday just to get away and watched a movie at the theater. Bad movie! The popcorn had no salt too. It was an hour to Cebu, 20 miles away, in a bus with poor seats for $1 each. Then a 9 passenger van with 12 seats, but 22 people on the way back. They charged us double,$1.30 each, because we took up room for 4 short brown people!

Carrying the old tank to the beach/dock.

Preparing to lift the tank out the hatch in the roof. We had to take out part of the hatch so it would fit.
The closet side of the galley floor with the tank still there.

The closet taken out but the floor still there. Our shop vac is 110 volt so we either use my batteries and inverter or a step-down transformer.

The galley side with the cook stove out and the shelf under it torn out. There was lots of rotten and oil soaked wood that we'll replace in the process.

The tearing up went really fast. The rough finish restoring is going fast too. I have heard that as the work needs more precision it really slows down! Here's hoping its not too slow.

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