[Public-List] Question about instability caused by tank location.
mainstay at csolve.net
Sun Oct 23 20:19:20 PDT 2011
We gave Surprise an 18 gal tank outboard in the port locker; I'd call the installation a success. When the tank is full she does have a slight list to port but we don't use that tank unless we're cruising. We value the extra range under power above trim. For racing, we keep that tank nearly empty and use the original midships tank under the cockpit sole.
Just back from the 2011 Misery Trip; no misery again this time. Wonderful weekend
On Oct 23, 2011, at 10:44 PM, crufone at comcast.net wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have an inquiry about what other Alberg owners think about mounting tanks out board against the hull inside the cockpit lockers. I am planning to mount two 18 gallon tanks one in each of the cockpit lockers. I am interested to hear from owners who have saddle tanks mounted in the cockpit lockers. Has anyone noticed any boat instability or excessive rocking because of the extra weight of full tanks mounted so far outboard of the center-line? What gallon size tanks do you have mounted in the cockpit lockers? Originally I was hoping to mount the tanks closer to the center-line, but they would take up valuable storage space in the lockers. Does anyone have advice against mounting the tanks out board against the hull? I believe several of you have tanks mounted in this location and wanted to know if you have observed any problems. Thanks for your input.
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