I am contemplating putting a bigger fuel tank into my 4m searider and am wondering whether anyone else has?
At the moment I have the standard arrangement of a hulk tank in the console, but being quite light I find the boat goes better when it's full so I have thought about upping its size.
I have seen some large 60 something litre and 90 something litre plastic tanks that are quite slim and might work. But to fit them into the console I would have to cutout part of the deck! Eeek
I thought I could cutout the shape of the tank into the deck and make a recess for the tank without too much trouble out of fibreglass but was wondering
1- would the bit taken out of the deck weaken the overall structure?
2- would that much weight forward screw the balance?
3- would adding more weight low down change the handling in a bad way?
4- has anyone else tried it or is it just a dull idea?