Originally Posted by spudsdailey
I have an Offshore
Love the boat. I have 3 water
tanks, forward, and each side aft. All tanks 100 gallons each.
Here is my issue. At anchorage, I seem to empty one side far quicker than the other 2 tanks. As such, the boat lists rather substantially to the one side with the full tank.
I know I can manually close and open tanks, but that is a hassle.
Any other ideas?
You are missing a couple very important concepts here. The reason people like boats with multiple tanks is so they can separate them and keep any potential contamination of the water supply isolated. Leaving all the tanks open totally defeats this.
100 gallons of water should last two people at LEAST a week at anchor
. If changing valves to draw from different tanks once a week is "too much hassle" you either need to change to locations of the valves, or redefine what you consider a "hassle".
Remember this too.. if all the supply valves are open, and you draw all the water from one tank so air is sucked into the pump, you can't pull the water from the other tanks, no matter how much is in them.
Trying to balance the draw out of the tanks by adjusting the valves will absolutely NOT work
Having all your water tanks out at the extremes of the boat (either fore and aft, or out at the extreme beam, or in your case, both!) is poor design, but you can live with it. It just takes a bit of hassle.