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Old 15 May 2009, 03:48   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,118
If you could place spare fuel tanks in the bow at least your balast would be dual purpose

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Old 15 May 2009, 04:25   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
Godd idea , I do often mean to carry a spare tank but find it a real pain . I hate having stuff on deck , even if its secured. With 180 l under deck I dont often feel the need to carry more.

I tend to worry about stuff floating weightless as the bow moves up & down - especially if it could end up with a spit tank & petrol running back over the deck.

Maybe I should just stay at home in the really bad weather - problem solved !

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Old 15 May 2009, 08:32   #13
Country: Australia
Town: Australia
Boat name: Independent(Liberum)
Make: Avon SR6
Length: 6m +
Engine: Twin 90hp E-Tec 2007
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 58
Hi, this might be a bit left field of what you were looking for but here goes.

Consider changing your prop(s). I trialled 5 Props for suitability Speed, torque, Trim etc.

I found a set that provided all my requirements including providing a trim range that would allow me to push my bow down in the worst of conditions the boat (err me) would handle.

I also put a heavy tow rop right in the forward area of the locker, and it just stays there. If ever needed (not yet) its there.

Best of luck on whatever measure you take.

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