Thanks Bob, Eric and Ann-Sophie.
Based on your feedback I will go for hatch covers to be made, if possible. Where are the hatches on the SM 2000 ?
I will soon speak to the steel guy and request 3 top rectangular inspection hatches to be made in the 4 forward compartments, and one side hatch in the aft compartment (no room on top). I was wondering about how to get all the fumes out before cutting. Ann-Sophies idea of compressed air is good. I thought of over filling it with water and draining.
The tank is empty now and the fuel will be cleaned outside the boat. I am busy removing the last little scraps of insulation from the tank.
Travel Bug SM 151 (1995)