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Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« on: May 20, 2016, 12:00:14 AM »
Have a 1975 Wriedt Maverick that has been in the family since day 1.  The fiberglass tank in the bow of my boat is slowly giving up the ghost, even though it hasn't started to leak...yet.  I think the fiberglass resin is being eaten away inside the tank and making it's way thru the engine, gumming everything up.  Carb accel pump being the worst to keep clear.  I'd like to keep this boat on the water for another 30 years, but the I believe our running problems are being caused by the original fiberglass bow tank. 

 Anyone have an aluminum, plastic or ss tank that is a copy of the fiberglass bow tank and looking to sell it? I know I can have one made by Imco, but figured I'd put the word out beforehand in case one is available. Who else besides Imco makes tanks? Lightning is no longer making tanks, already checked.

I prefer a copy of the Wriedt bow tank so I don't have to re-plumb the whole boat, add new fillers for gunnel tanks, reconfigure sending units, etc.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 05:07:12 PM by mattt »
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 05:12:52 AM »
I have an aluminum bow tank for your boat.

$100 plus shipping if needed

I am in Sylmar, 91342


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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 08:46:58 AM »
I had mine made to specs for $300. Its roughly 30g. I used 1/2 marine foam between tank/diamond to cushion crawling onto it. If you plan on keeping the boat then have it made.




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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 11:09:55 AM »
The tank in my 1975 Wriedt Maverick also started coming apart from the inside. Then the next thing I know it started leaking inside the boat. Just letting you know that's  probably  next. I ended up going with saddle tanks.
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 05:39:33 PM »
I have the same boat but a 76 and mine also has been in the family since day one. Mine has the saddle tanks I love em two 15 gal aluminum
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 06:00:52 PM »

I had mine made to specs for $300. Its roughly 30g. I used 1/2 marine foam between tank/diamond to cushion crawling onto it. If you plan on keeping the boat then have it made.





Where did you go to that that tank made? I've been quoted $1800 for tanks, and I though that was ridiculous.


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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 06:51:30 PM »
I have to ask why you want 100 plus pounds of gas sloshing around in the front of your boat? Empty or full that's like having a big fat drunk buddy rolling around in the bow.
Get some saddle tanks. You won't have to replumb your whole boat, the fills are a piece of cake , as are the sending units. Just my nuisance,er....2 cents
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2016, 06:21:45 AM »
I have to ask why you want 100 plus pounds of gas sloshing around in the front of your boat? Empty or full that's like having a big fat drunk buddy rolling around in the bow.
Get some saddle tanks. You won't have to replumb your whole boat, the fills are a piece of cake , as are the sending units. Just my nuisance,er....2 cents
Mine runs bitchn with the belly tank...Its has plates inside as well to regulate moving. But I assume you knew that an your comment was a pun.
"Where did you go to that that tank made? I've been quoted $1800 for tanks, and I though that was ridiculous."
Measure exact then take off a slight bit to ensure proper fitment...the spray foam will fill the gap an hold it along with a couple mounts. 
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2016, 05:22:42 PM »
I'd prefer to keep the tank where it was built.  I understand the downfalls of bow tank vs. saddle tanks.  With saddle tanks, I have to drill 2 holes in the gunnels for fillers.  Also have to plumb a tank equalizer setup so it pulls from both tanks equally.  Possibly second sending unit.   Then what do I do with the filler that is in the center of the bow.  I thought about it, but keeping it where it was is easier and the least disturbing to the old brown beaver.


I know this is a wanted ad, but to those of you that have converted already......is the tank a separate piece that is glassed in place under the bow?  Can I cut the tank loose from the hull bottom/stringers or is it an integral part of the hull and under bow?  I haven't even got under there yet.

Does today's fuel eat at the resin?  I ask because the fuel that is going to the carb pretty much always looks like iced tea and there is shiny, hard residue in the intake manifold under the carb.  I suspect it's the resin used in the tank?
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2016, 07:22:33 PM »
Ok matt,as said,just my 2cents. Good luck with your boat.
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2016, 06:08:19 AM »
I'd prefer to keep the tank where it was built.  I understand the downfalls of bow tank vs. saddle tanks.  With saddle tanks, I have to drill 2 holes in the gunnels for fillers.  Also have to plumb a tank equalizer setup so it pulls from both tanks equally.  Possibly second sending unit.   Then what do I do with the filler that is in the center of the bow.  I thought about it, but keeping it where it was is easier and the least disturbing to the old brown beaver.


I know this is a wanted ad, but to those of you that have converted already......is the tank a separate piece that is glassed in place under the bow?  Can I cut the tank loose from the hull bottom/stringers or is it an integral part of the hull and under bow?  I haven't even got under there yet.

Does today's fuel eat at the resin?  I ask because the fuel that is going to the carb pretty much always looks like iced tea and there is shiny, hard residue in the intake manifold under the carb.  I suspect it's the resin used in the tank?
Mine was lightly glassed on sides an bottom. I had to grind off some of the glassed on part at the bottom. Used a die grinder to cut the tank out.

mattt

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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2016, 05:51:00 PM »
I have an aluminum bow tank for your boat.

$100 plus shipping if needed

I am in Sylmar, 91342


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Do you have pics? 

I pulled the bulkhead out today.  This one is not rectangular like Your Mom's.  It is pie shaped. I can see it's glassed to the bottom hull at the back of the tank, but it's hard to see what's going on up front because the under hull clearance is almost non existent. No stringers up in the bow area like Your Mom's pics.  Is your boat a Wriedt?   
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2016, 05:52:21 PM »
Here's the Brown Beaver, 1975 original.  Yes that is brown metal flake.   8) O0 :beer:
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2016, 09:05:40 PM »
I will get some pics tomorrow when I get back to my shop. If memory serves me well, the tank I have is from the identical boat, a wreidt Maverick.

Someone changed it to this aluminum tank shortly before imparted out the boat.


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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2016, 09:09:36 PM »
I will get some pics tomorrow when I get back to my shop. If memory serves me well, the tank I have is from the identical boat, a wreidt Maverick.

Someone changed it to this aluminum tank shortly before imparted out the boat.


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Ok, that sounds good.  Here is a pic of the top/back of the tank that I got when I was crammed under the dash.  Not the best pic, but it kinda shows what's up down there.  There is another piece of plywood that appears to be glass'd in behind the tank that the bulkhead was up against.  That will have to come out too to get the tank out of the bow.  I can see where it's glassed to the hull bottom at the back of the tank.  What I can't see is if the tank is glass'd in at the front of the tank.
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2016, 11:51:18 PM »
I will get some pics tomorrow when I get back to my shop. If memory serves me well, the tank I have is from the identical boat, a wreidt Maverick.

Someone changed it to this aluminum tank shortly before imparted out the boat.


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Any luck with the tank?
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2016, 12:08:44 AM »
Have you checked out Moeller?

Been using them for years,  cheap, ready made,  covered by NMMA, USCG and UL.

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/moeller-19-gallon-bow-fuel-tank.html?gclid=CPSf1KKT8swCFZFcfgodBfkPYQ
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2016, 12:20:12 AM »
Have you checked out Moeller?

Been using them for years,  cheap, ready made,  covered by NMMA, USCG and UL.

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/moeller-19-gallon-bow-fuel-tank.html?gclid=CPSf1KKT8swCFZFcfgodBfkPYQ

I've seen it online but not in person.  How do you secure it to the hull bottom?  Existing tank is glassed in place.
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2016, 07:45:56 AM »
I've seen it online but not in person.  How do you secure it to the hull bottom?  Existing tank is glassed in place.

They have mount kits for like $25. Basically aluminium clamps that get screwed to the deck.

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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2016, 11:46:52 PM »
I have the same boat but a 76 and mine also has been in the family since day one. Mine has the saddle tanks I love em two 15 gal aluminum

Can I ask where the saddle tanks were from and what they run you?
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2016, 11:48:07 PM »
The tank in my 1975 Wriedt Maverick also started coming apart from the inside. Then the next thing I know it started leaking inside the boat. Just letting you know that's  probably  next. I ended up going with saddle tanks.

Can I ask where the saddle tanks were from and what they run you?

I picked up a pair of saddle tanks, but they're too wide to fit between the inside of the hull and the seats/interior.
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2016, 04:47:39 PM »
Still looking for a tank or tanks. 

Anyone have a formula or calculator to convert dimensions of a saddle tank into liquid gallons?   I picked up a pair of saddle/gunnel tanks but they are waaaay too long to work with the interior in my boat.  If I shorten then, I'd like to see fuel capacity now and after shortening them.


Still open to other suggestions for a tank or tanks.

Someone in the know told me to look for a pair of gunnel tanks that came out of a "Southwind" jet boat.  He claims the dimensions are nearly the same between a Southwind lower hull and a Wriedt lower hull.   Can anyone confirm that?
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2016, 05:53:24 AM »
I used this to get within 1/2gal of my custom multi shaped belly.
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/waterops/redesign/calculators/volcalchtm.htm


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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2016, 08:52:23 AM »
Anyone have a formula or calculator to convert dimensions of a saddle tank into liquid gallons?

Multiply cubic inches by 231

1 US gallon is 231 cubic inches
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Re: Wanted: bow tank for 1975 Wriedt Maverick
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2016, 11:43:00 PM »
Thanks for the calculator and formula for converting.  It looks like the formula is divide by 231, not multiply.  The saddle tank I have is 3066 cubic inches, 73" x 6" x 7", and around 13 gallons makes sense.
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