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Old 01 January 2013, 16:11   #31
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4 x 25L tanks behind the bench seat and 1 x 50L tank forward of the console.

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Old 01 January 2013, 16:25   #32
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Makes it a wee bit stern heavy
Not in practice Billy. Especially if you don't have passengers on the bench. Remember too that the tank forward acts as a balance. I ran mine with twin tanks (always full) on deck and I generally had a lot of cr@p in the bench. If anything, mine used to run a bit low at the bow unless I trimmed her up a bit.
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Not in practice Billy. Especially if you don't have passengers on the bench. Remember too that the tank forward acts as a balance. I ran mine with twin tanks (always full) on deck and I generally had a lot of cr@p in the bench. If anything, mine used to run a bit low at the bow unless I trimmed her up a bit.
handy to know is this a peculiar to Redbay as I always tend to put my extra tanks forward of the consul maybe as our tanks are mid ships tending to the rear. But in the intrests of 'learning' I will next time we are 'tooled-up' for a long haul I will try it and see.
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The Redbay 6.5 has an extra foot in the beam, which may make a difference to the overall balance. I'm not sure they're Apples and Apples, comparison wise.
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Yep point taken.

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Have a look at TT YouTube Scotland day 1 it runs pretty flat that was 4 up plus full on board tank + 70 litres behind bench seat.


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Have a look at TT YouTube Scotland day 1 it runs pretty flat that was 4 up plus full on board tank + 70 litres behind bench seat.
Thanks Mick. When ha ha the good wx comes back we will experiment.

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for what its worth I usually have 60L against my transom on departure, and a further 22L under the front of the console. and although it probably balances slightly better when half of it has been burnt, it's nothing that shows up on the consumption figures or perceptibly significantly in waves.

For err at 100 ish miles I may add another 30L tank between the normal two & the back of the jockey or just top up on the way down the sound of Islay. probably both.
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for what its worth I usually have 60L against my transom on departure, and a further 22L under the front of the console. and although it probably balances slightly better when half of it has been burnt, it's nothing that shows up on the consumption figures or perceptibly significantly in waves.

For err at 100 ish miles I may add another 30L tank between the normal two & the back of the jockey or just top up on the way down the sound of Islay. probably both.
Ralph what do you usually burn fuel-wise with your set up.

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Have a look at TT YouTube Scotland day 1 it runs pretty flat that was 4 up plus full on board tank + 70 litres behind bench seat.
I used 130 L on the 100 nm trip round mull
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