Originally Posted by Cheechako
I cant, but one thing to keep in mind...: how much fuel do you really want to carry? It depends on where you are cruising I guess. But I have found that often I have too much fuel capacity... the fuel gets old and I use very little. Just a thought. You could put two standard size plastic smaller tanks in the big tank cavity. Not even fill the second one unless you are taking a long trip. Various forms of dunnage/wood or other means can be used to keep the tanks in place.
Mrs. Flare and I did a trip from Long Beach, MS to Massachusetts
with a 15 gallon fuel tank of which, heeled over, about 9 or 10 gallons were useable. This meant adding a 5 gallon jerry jug worth of fuel every 6 to 8 hours under power. As a result of our small fuel tank and the fact that we don't like to run the engine
anyway, we tend to wait for the wind
to come up or ghost along at 3 knots rather than turn on the engine
Two smaller tanks in the belly is a great idea I hadn't thought of. Thank you.
Originally Posted by zeehag
i have removed the pos pick up truck fuel tank in the belly on my formosa 41--i will be building a new tank, and i will post the pix and info and specifications as i go.
hoping to be able to put 100 gallons, but i am not sure what i can squeeze into the space.. is gonna be fg tank, fit the boat kind, non removable. built inside boat, as there is no way to put more than 44 gal tank thru any of the hatches, as far as i can see....
Thank you Zeehag. I'll look forward to pics and specs.
I have a new yahoo email
address but the links to sign up for the Leaky Teaky Yacht Club aren't working for me. The link you have in your signature also does not work for me.
In the meantime I have remembered my old yahoo email
address and I've been guessing at the password. I'll get it soon.