I have noticed a steady increase in the readership here. If it keeps up I may be able to sell some advertising (since not many people are using my Amazon link 🙂 I’m on the real countdown  to vacation since there is less than a week until my official start (Friday). Maybe my stress levels will return to normal next week. We found that the lawn mower problem was not a simple fix and the mechanic is tied up with real jobs so we abandoned cutting our own grass for the time being but are doing the weed eating a few hours a day as fill in work. We had a GB32 come in over the weekend for an estimate on a fuel tank job. I’m really sorry he didn’t get to see the other 32 which now looks like a new boat. Here is a side by side comparison. Not to pick on this boat, but there are some major cosmetic jobs that need to be done to bring the value back. Not sure what happened to the window frames on it but there seems to be some wood missing! You can also see a lot of compounding and polishing are required (if it’s not too late). Some trim seems to be missing at the flybridge. This would be a good place for some King Starboard trim – like on the other 32. But the real reason the boat is here is fuel tanks. This is something we have done quite a bit. The following are the steps we tank for a normal tank job. I would also add re-bedding the fuel fills as this is where this type of damage comes from! Cardboard decks to protect Remove fuel from tanks Remove generator and components Remove engine exhaust port Remove water heater and components Remove framework around tanks Slide out tanks to be cut Copper fuel lines removed Move other parts that are in the way Clean, degrease and paint tank area Paint new tanks with epoxy paint Install new tanks, replace removed parts Install new fuel lines to racors