We are (still) interested in a Pearson
34 CB for a cruise
down the ICW
and then the Bahamas
/ Northern Caribbean
. The Pearson
is one boat that seems to be a reasonable compromise (i.e. I can't find a compelling reason NOT to buy one) with the exception of her limited (20US gal) fuel
capacity. I would be much happier with 30 gal of diesel
. I know I can carry a couple of jerry cans, but then you are challenged with getting that fuel
into the tanks
in the middle of the night when it is blowing 20kn and the seas are running 10 ft. (yes, i know I shouldn't be out there motoring in those conditions, but humour me please).
So what are the viable options? I read about people adding additional tankage for water
, but how difficult is it to add a 2nd tank for fuel? Or does anyone know these boats well enough to know if I could install a larger tank in place of the stock 20-gal one?
Or am I far too worried about it, and I should just but buy the boat and 2 big yellow cans of diesell and go for it?
Thanks for your guidance.