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Old 27-11-2009, 08:33   #1
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Best Use for Un-needed Keel Tank?

Going to pull the diesel and replace it with either an outboard kicker or an electric inboard. Either way, the diesel tank that's installed in the keel under the engine will no longer be needed. What to do with it, if anything? Wastewater is potentially problematic. If I could go alongside at the airport, could fill up with No. 1 kero for the stove, lamp and heater.... Could the tank be used for propane storage? Other ideas? Thanks.
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propane storage in the keel could be a big explosion waiting to happen .. unless propane has now become lighter than air.
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Old 27-11-2009, 09:04   #3
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Take out the no longer needed fuel tank and replace it with a new water tank that would fit in that space. Water is always good to have, plus you will maintain the current weight distribution.

DO NOT even think about propane or kerosene! It's as bad as checking a gasoline leak with a lit match.
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Wine cellar. The temp should be great unless you're in serious tropics.
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BEER!!!!BEER!! With a electric transfer pump and some idea to keep the tank cold you have a free hapyhours onboard..... Hey just a idea... Cheers.
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Your electric inboard may need some batteries stored close and low...will you have access and can they be kept dry?
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