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Old 26 August 2009, 17:50   #21
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I would guess thats about 120 L
So wrong............ not even in the ball park.
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60 litres.

And don't forget to work out how to get a fill pipe to it and a breather.
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60 litres.

And don't forget to work out how to get a fill pipe to it and a breather.
oh I have been working this out about the pipe work fear not....

boat was totally level (not that it would be on the water) and the volume of water was

drum role please

45L or better known as sod all.

Either I need to make said tank longer or go to plan 'B'

any one got a good plan 'B' I could use?
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Get a 6 meter searider?
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Plan B:

Do what your doing now but build it under the console, ie the tank is still in the hull but if you need the extra capacity you can build it up a little under the console.
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45L or better known as sod all.
Well, it's the equivalent of 2 portable tanks so worth having. Easy to do so no loss if you don't use it.
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My 2 pence's worth .............

Wrong place - you will have a heavy bow when full, then getting lighter as you use fuel - Always place fuel tanks as near to the centre of gravity as possible, they are useful for trying out changing the balance of a boat though!

We only fit GRP tanks to diesel boats - our suppliers will not approve any material for making fuel tanks for petrol, and as our boats have to be CE marked we could not fit them, there are also other rules that don't apply here.

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Wrong place - you will have a heavy bow when full, then getting lighter as you use fuel - Always place fuel tanks as near to the centre of gravity as possible, they are useful for trying out changing the balance of a boat though!

We only fit GRP tanks to diesel boats - our suppliers will not approve any material for making fuel tanks for petrol, and as our boats have to be CE marked we could not fit them, there are also other rules that don't apply here.

Hope that helps!
Can I ask a question of ya Cookee? Fuel tank near to the centre of gravity, would you have it placed long ways on the boat or across the beam?
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Can I ask a question of ya Cookee? Fuel tank near to the centre of gravity, would you have it placed long ways on the boat or across the beam?
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Wherever it fits!

The idea would be to keep it as low as possible as well, so to get the volume and keep it low fitting it lengthways with baffles would be the best solution so long as it is positioned around the C of G.
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