Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure why the PO decided to do this. There used to be a a smaller holding tank
in this location but he removed that, put in a composting head
, and installed this fuel tank
(which is Diesel
by the way).
I mixed up my numbers last night (it was late) and it's actually a 75gal tank, not 100gal. The 100 number that was in my head
is the total fuel
capacity on board. Regardless, it's still a lot of weight.
I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but it does take up a fair amount os space. Though there is still minimal storage
under the V-berth, and there is still an anchor locker
. I didn't get a look inside the tank, but I would assume there are decent baffles inside. I do not think the PO spared any expense on the boat, and actually put quite a bit of money
into it recently. He's an engineer
and it looks like he took great care of the vessel. Everything is labeled nice and neat, and there are logs
of everything that has been done to the boat, including diagrams and explanations for each system.
I didn't think it was a great idea to have the tank up there, but I wanted to see if anyone had any differing opinions. I feel that the consensus is that it is probably not the best idea. Though I supposed boatman61 nailed it. The best way for me to determine whether it's good or bad is to take it out for a sail myself and decide.
I do appreciate all of the replies.