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Old 06-03-2013, 12:11   #1
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Laurin Koster 26' - Complete Refit - Tankage Configuration

My first boat just purchased recently, I'm doing a complete refit interior/exterior over the next year as she is tucked on her trailer in our back yard.


The boat is a full-keel double-end fiberglass, 30' LOA w/bowsprit; space is tight, and that's okay - I'll mainly be single-handing.


Her tankage is 10/10 water/fuel. I'd like to increase her capacity to 25/25.


I'd like to place the water tank/bladder under the front v-berth, the rest of the v-berth is a storage area, and I think I'll keep it that way.


For the fuel tank/bladder, I'd like to build a custom shelf that allows for a horseshoe shapped bladder to wrap around the the stern/cockpit area underneath the combing.


The cockpit has storage locker doors on the seats, and the floor is removable to access the 1 Cyl 10HP Yanmar.


Does anyone see a problem with this configuration?


Will this configuration cause hobby-horsing and/or balance issues?


Here is a link to the 32' version of the boat on Sailboat data, the configuration/lines are the same as the 28' version: http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6225


I'm also attaching a photo from the Laurin Koster site.

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