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Old 18 March 2005, 05:14   #11
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Surely a case where a bow tank would be well worthwhile fitting?

Having to ballast and then un-ballast the boat depending on load is a massive faff.
Retro fitting tanks is a pain.... what if you only discover the need after the boat is rigged?
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Old 18 March 2005, 07:02   #12
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Retro fitting tanks is a pain.... what if you only discover the need after the boat is rigged?
Fair comment - depends on the arrangement of the boat though. It would be relatively easy to retrofit in my Scorpion - there is good access under the foredeck but impossible on the Searider.
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Old 18 March 2005, 10:35   #13
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ballast?

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Thanks everyone, the boat has now been tested and with one person and 2 150 optis and 400 litres of fuel is understandably a bit bow light.

with 4 passengers its totally sorted but I want to have the option of ballast when I go out alone which is every day almost from may til october.

What I need is lead shot bagged and having calulated the weight required 60 kilos ie 4 small a4 sized bags are required. My problem is that I cannot find it anywhere except caldwells and they seem to have a no return policy on purchase requests since 6 phone calls and 4 emails have resulted in nothing but "we will call tomorrow responses" from the sales rep.

so if anyone can suggest another supplier I will be very grateful. Mike
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Old 18 March 2005, 10:41   #14
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Big Fishing suppliers?
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Old 18 March 2005, 10:43   #15
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Dive shops they use it for lead shot weight belts?
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Old 18 March 2005, 10:48   #16
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Dive shops they use it for lead shot weight belts?
at 3 per kgs Sand is much cheaper Des
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Old 18 March 2005, 11:02   #17
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at 3 per kgs Sand is much cheaper Des
Yes and apparently there are even some places where it is scattered all over the place!!!
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Old 18 March 2005, 11:02   #18
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Agree with that - but we're talking about an 8m boat with twin 150hp Optis (263kg each ?) - should this not have been considered by the competent designer / naval Architect / etc - refer to other thread



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Retro fitting tanks is a pain.... what if you only discover the need after the boat is rigged?
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Old 18 March 2005, 11:10   #19
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Re Lead Shot.

Some gun shops will sell it for "fill it yourseld" shotgun cartridge.
Cheaper than buying from a dive $hop.

HTH

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Old 18 March 2005, 11:12   #20
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Agree with that - but we're talking about an 8m boat with twin 150hp Optis (263kg each ?) - should this not have been considered by the competent designer / naval Architect / etc - refer to other thread
True, true.... but in my case it was the *ahem*.. Feckin customer (moi), ...who added to the spec. as the boat was in-build, including hanging a largish aux. on the transom.... Customers, Eh? Don't you love 'em?
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