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1976 20' Mako fuel tank problems

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  • 1976 20' Mako fuel tank problems

    Hey everybody,

    I am new on here and wanted some advice. I am thinking of buying a 20' 1976 Center console for a reasonable price. The boat is in great shape overall, has a 1996 Yamaha engine with low hours. I have a few concerns before I move forward with this purchase. First off the owner told me the tank needed replacement due to a compression test which could amount to quite a bit of money. Im not sure of what a compression is all about so maybe somebody could fill me in on that. I know the tank is 44 gallons and dont know how much of a pain would be to put a new one in or even where to buy it for a decent price. Another thing is I noticed on the outside of the gunnels there are bubbles that were forming on the fiberglass, some almost an inch in diameter. I dont know what this could be caused by, maybe extreme moisture in the foam. All of the bubbles that I have noticed have been toward the rear so it very well have been moisture. Anyhow any opinions would be appreciated. By the way the owner is selling the boat for $3000 incase that might help. Thank you for any replys.