Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10,000 page views! (and not counting my own...)

Just passed 10,000 page views for my blog! Pretty incredible that someone is interested in seeing a boat go from this:

To this: (hopefully... someday... sometime....)

Special thanks to Matt "WoodyBoater" Smith for featuring my bottom and link to my blog.

It's the small details.

With information from the Buzz, CCABC's forum, I was able to get my hands on a correct pre-war fuel tank for about the same price as a new Rayco aluminum tank. It has the rolled lip that was used in the past and made with galvanized steel, 16" diameter and 33 gallon capacity. Modernized with a topside fuel pick-up. This tank has the fuel gauge sender which needs to be capped for use in my boat.

Currently painted GarWood green for a project that didn't materialize. Not 100% sure if this tank is restored or a new reproduction by Kinch's Radiator in CA, but it has their tag on it. If it's restored, it is in excellent, as new shape. According to their website, they restore and manufacture radiators, fuel tanks etc.

I have started the work on the bottom planking. Pictures and stories to follow soon.