I got a ton of help from Charro and Alejandro Pila when it came to all those details that were done under the deck that I would never have thought of.
For instance: Once we got the deck torn out, the fuel tanks were made of steel and rusted. This is a big decision because changing out fuel tank mean pulling out and engine or opening up the deck after the new is done. I went to a junk yard in Norwalk California and found a couple of round diesel fuel tanks from a big rig truck. Alejandro told me it was best to mount them on each side of the hull, as far forward as possible for balance and to tilt them up so the the fuel would run the rear bottom of the tank. This way there would be no build-up of debris in the tanks ever.
Another helpful flint from Charro was to install the new batteries forward under the floor of the cabin to put more weight towards the front offset some of the weight when there are nine people on the back of the boat. Charro has several boat projects going and three boats in operation. He had come up with his own restroom molded fiberglass design that I had to have once I saw it. If you look at the bottom of the threshold, you can see the you have to step into the restroom. This way when passengers get sea-sick, it is contained in the restroom and can be hosed out through a drain in the floor. I can't count how many times passengers have barfed on Selena and had I used the original wood restroom, vomit would just run under the door all over the floor of the cabin. Some of these things would never have crossed my mind.
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