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  • AN ITALIAN MAKO 285 DC

    Hi, everybody, i've started reading you 1 year ago when i was searching for my mako.

    Now i-ve got it. I write from italy and now i'm a prudo owner of a 285 DC.

    I've readed everything about it here.

    That was the boat i wanted.

    Now i'm starting to refit it and first of all i need to change the damned fuel tank.

    Can someone help me to find the restore projects about it or tell me where i can find the baffled tank design?

    I think that is more simple and cheaper to find someone here that can do it with aluminum than to buy a new tank in America

    If you want i will do some photos during the refitting of my boat. I hope it will be in sea in june or july 2018...

  • #2
    I'd use the old tank as a model to construct the new one. Outside dimensions and cut it open to see how the baffles were put in location wise.

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    • #3
      So u think i have to try to put baffles inside my tank do empirical evidences (how???) by myself (???) and then give the project to who will do the work or is a simple division of the spaces ?

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      • #4
        Welcome to CM and congrats on the 285. I've always wanted one. Any good person who is knowledgeable in aluminum marine tanks should be able to re-create the tank without any issues. Do NOT put a tank in without baffles. The fuel will shift from side to side causing the boat to fall off the keel onto the chine and go from side to side, which is VERY annoying.
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL
        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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        • #5
          Thnx a lot.

          I'm trying to give him every information able to help him in this work.

          So i was searching for rules and projects to follow

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          • #6
            First off, where in Italy are you?

            The baffles I think are simply spaced to reduce the fuel movement in a sea, so even spacing would be more important than any particular placement.

            Just need to make sure they allow for the pickup tube to scavange the maximum amount of fuel with either a bow up or planing attitude of the boat.

            this is a nice one, of course need passages at the very bottom



            a google search for baffled marine fuel tank has many results.

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Shakes_26


              First off, where in Italy are you?


              The baffles I think are simply spaced to reduce the fuel movement in a sea, so even spacing would be more important than any particular placement.

              Just need to make sure they allow for the pickup tube to scavange the maximum amount of fuel with either a bow up or planing attitude of the boat.

              this is a nice one, of course need passages at the very bottom



              Hi Shakes, i write from the Gulf of Naples.

              So u think it's good enough to divide the place. And there is not a rule about the minimum or maximum dimension of the new spaces? I know that i need to permit to the fuel to go into the boxes...

              a google search for baffled marine fuel tank has many results.


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              • #8
                Thats a beautiful area, we love Capri, Sorrento, sorry Naples had a garbage strike when we were there so...stinky.

                Try this for some ideas, I think even sections

                http://www.tek-tanks.com/website/wp-...sign-Guide.pdf

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                • #9
                  Oh What a bad story! I think u've been here during a real political tragedy that involved

                  The city in a really bad time.

                  That problem was magically solved in the tipically Italian way with the change of the government.

                  Thnx a lot for the link
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                  Originally posted by Shakes_26


                  Thats a beautiful area, we love Capri, Sorrento, sorry Naples had a garbage strike when we were there so...stinky.


                  Try this for some ideas, I think even sections

                  http://www.tek-tanks.com/website/wp-...sign-Guide.pdf


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                  • #10
                    Hi Bat, Welcome! please post photos so we can follow along with your progress.

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