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  • 35 Sport Cruiser Hull # and fuel tanks...
    • John Kloka (no login)
      Posted Oct 8, 2010 12:33 PM

      I'm in the early stages of "considering" a particular 35 Sport Cruiser that "may be" available. I'm a bit rusty on deciphering the hull #, as it has been a while since I've actually "owned" a commander! The # is:
      FDA 3520 17 H. I know it's a Holland boat, but after that, I'm lost. I anyone can help, I would truly appreciate it...

      Also... The fuel tanks are bad. Can they be replaced through the lazarette in this model, or do they have to go forward??

      Now, for my "Big Plans"...

      I would like to de-bridge this boat and take out the sliding glass doors and have a big honkin day boat. With no bridge, do you think I would have to add support for the top, like an upright pole on either sie?

      Any and all input, even from the Lendzion Boys, is greatl appreciated!!

      John Kloka
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