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Old 02-03-2008, 18:32
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CHEESEE - reconstruction

When I filled the main fuel tank for the first time the petrol started to flow all over the floor and since that I have only put in ca 50 litres at a time, I blamed that on possible hose not tightly fastened. To secure that only way to the tanks are to cut the floor and remove the plates. When we took the smaller wood off the truth came through a big hole on top of the tank.... moreover the hole was there when the tank was fitted in and that is a serious matter..........

Both plywood strings front and rear of the tank was soaked in petrol and needs to be replaced.

I am so surprised why the tank was installed ........

Pictures tells more than above words .........

I am shocked and speachless...............

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Old 02-03-2008, 18:42
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Buy a boat and have to finish it yourself, not the first time thats come up on this forum.

Will it take you long to sort it out?
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Old 02-03-2008, 19:38
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Re: CHEESEE - reconstruction

Do you have any photo's ??

What are your plans now to remove the petrol soaked timbers,

Is this not covered under warranty?
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Old 02-03-2008, 20:35
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Do you have any photo's ??

What are your plans now to remove the petrol soaked timbers,

Is this not covered under warranty?
I uploaded the pictures but got into trouble, hope they will be up here soon, have contacted the administrator.

We have removed two of the soaked timbers away, most likely we need to remove the whole floor.

I doubt it will be any good as Gav is bankrupt and I still have not got the seats etc

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Old 03-03-2008, 00:06
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Hope the pictures will upload this time

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Old 03-03-2008, 17:24
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Bogi,

Looks like a mammoth job !!!

I take it the hole is where the adjustable spanner has been slid into ??

Can you repair the tank in situ or do you have to rip that out aswell ??
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Old 03-03-2008, 20:02
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Bogi,

Looks like a mammoth job !!!

I take it the hole is where the adjustable spanner has been slid into ??

Can you repair the tank in situ or do you have to rip that out aswell ??
It will be big job and a bit painful as the boat has only been used one summer, and putting down fuel tank with big hole in it is serious matter........ that is unforgiveable.........

Will will take the whole floor out and rebuild the spanners and crossbands.

Alu specialist will look at the tank on Wednesday and shall have results soon after that.

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Old 04-03-2008, 01:21
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Bogi I too have had that worrying smell of petrol, but with my boat it was a perished gasket under the sender unit and the tank was a lot easier to remove than yours.
It looks like a massive job you have taken on but at least you now know the extent of the damage and it is fixable.
What are your thoughts on rebuilding the floor? May be to glass a new floor in with fullsize inspection covers rather than the tar covered roof panels that you are cutting out now.

Its a horrible situation for both you and Gav neither of you need this right now, and I hope the two of you can stay friends after all this is done.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:10
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Bogi I too have had that worrying smell of petrol, but with my boat it was a perished gasket under the sender unit and the tank was a lot easier to remove than yours.
It looks like a massive job you have taken on but at least you now know the extent of the damage and it is fixable.
What are your thoughts on rebuilding the floor? May be to glass a new floor in with fullsize inspection covers rather than the tar covered roof panels that you are cutting out now.

Its a horrible situation for both you and Gav neither of you need this right now, and I hope the two of you can stay friends after all this is done.
The tank will be repaired next week, we will reconstructor the whole floor so we can enter into all parts, each top section will be glassed and inserts will be put into all strings and crossbands and floor bolted in.

I still valued Gav as a good friend although it has now few black spots but on my behalf will not effect long term relationship.

I wish him all the best and wish I would be able to see his now boat.... but as JF has banned all of Iceland to his forum not much of a chance for the time beeing, also I do not have any phone number or email address to Gav as thos ones I had has been terminated.

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Old 04-03-2008, 22:54
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I sent him an email the other day and it was returned as the account has been closed.
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Old 22-03-2008, 00:48
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Whole floor been taken away as has bow tank, all electrics been removed.

Fuel tank beeing repaired or we may instal plastic fuel tank which is a bit longer and will take more fuel.

4 new Sparco racing bucket seats been ordered and I will look at them at Silverstone next week before they ship them out....

When I get back home from the UK trip full work will begin on the boat as it needs to be ready for an exhibition which will take place in Kópavogur 2nd through 4th of May along with our MG Midget and Honda Sprint special

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:35
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Rumour is on about photoshooting will be taking place in Iceland with new engine for the 2009 catalogue and Cheesee may have that engine fitted on in May

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It can't be any bigger???
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Old 07-04-2008, 21:42
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It can't be any bigger???
Yepp.... the Mercury racing version of Verado hope to have this confirmed sooner than later

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Old 26-04-2008, 22:01
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Re: CHEESEE - reconstruction

Got the tank from the welder yesterday and what a feckin RIP OFF cost to weld 6 x 6 inch patch over 100 quids and this morning another robbery as I bought plywood 10 mm the size was 1250 x 2500 mm costed 90 quids

So hard work for next five days as Cheesee has to be ready for exhibition which starts next Friday along with Jón Baldur´s Honda Shadow Spirit (codename: MuMu) and Ingi Björn´s MG Midget (One and only right hand Midget in Iceland)

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