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I believe that you are correct... When speaking with Rudy, he indicated that IF the screws come out, and IF the holes are drilled in the strut exactly as the holes in the original strut, then I could simply screw in the bolts to reattach the strut. Otherwise, the tank has to come out, and the nuts, which are encased in fiberglass will have to be dug out.IIRC you have to remove the fuel tank to get at the bolts for the strut. Quite a project. I replaced my fuel tank several years ago.
You are correct - there are no bolt holes on the new strut. Rudy indicated that they were drilled when the strut was mounted at the factory, and therefore there is no standard location. My plan is to remove the current strut, insert short screws into the holes, apply paint to the screw heads, position the new strut and thereby transfer the location on the old holes in the hull on the new strut, and finally, drill the holes.I did not see on the drawings the alignment holes for the bolts to install the strut on your boat. Do you have to drill the new strut bolt holes?
I am keeping the new one as a spare (did I not say this?). I was able to source a replacement - although it took some time. I would not bet on being able to source one next year. When (if?) I replace the strut, the tank must either be lifted vertically or removed so that I can have access to the hull under the tank. No need to touch the engine at all. Right now the tank is full (I always fill it before I have the boat hauled), so lifting the tank would be more complex than if it were empty.If the old one is still good why not keep new as spare? Good to know replacements are available. What was the cost? Will you need to remove the engine to remove the tank or can you just slide the tank forward?