LM 18 First Time Build

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:01 pm

Couple more questions.

what are the pros and cons on aluminum verses plastic permanent fuel tanks. I am installing in the front hatch of the boat.

Can some one please attach the links to seaslug's, and Fishgtr's hatch building posts I can find them.

Thanks,
John



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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by seaslug » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm

I ran mine the same as Richards, under the gunwales with holes drilled through the rod holders. They're tucked up underneath out of the way and not visible, but easily accessible if needed.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by fishgitr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 pm

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Here’s the finished product.

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Your boat is looking great!!

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks, Fishgitr. Those hatches look great !!!

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by fishgitr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Thanks man

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by TomW1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Colemanfire wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:01 pm

what are the pros and cons on aluminum verses plastic permanent fuel tanks. I am installing in the front hatch of the boat.

Thanks,
John


The main difference is that you can order an aluminum tank can be ordered in the shape you want and with the fittings where you want then, this also means more expense. A plastic tank comes in limited shapes and the fittings are set so you cannot be changed.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by fishgitr » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:19 pm

I used Boyd welding over in Ocala. About 125 for a 5 gallon I think. I went a different route so AA has that tank now.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks for the info guys...

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm

Had a pretty productive weekend.
Got the deck cut out to fit the extended deck, and the floor and deck all fit.
got most of the cleats in the flooring, laid out the hatch floors and sides to be fit in once I get all the chase tubes in for wiring and foam the poured in and leveled.
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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Jeff » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:30 pm

Nice Colemanfire!!! This LM is looking great!! Jeff

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