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Old 07-25-2002, 01:38 PM
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What is the safest and best way to add additional fuel storage?

I have tanks in the belly now.

The boat is a 99 32 active thunder V-bottom

I would like to ad about anouther 50-75 gallons of capacity for some extended range cruising.

I though a tank on each side in the rear?
 
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Old 07-25-2002, 01:56 PM
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Shane
West marine sells aluminum and plastic tanks in a variety of sizes and shapes, including saddle tanks. If you have room forward of your motors on each side, I'm sure they could be mounted with a little glass work.
BTW, forget the electric tank selector valves. I've had a couple different types fail. Use the old fashion mechanical selector valve.
Also, I think there's an article on yachtsurvey.com that talks about correct fuel tank mounting.
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Old 07-25-2002, 02:12 PM
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I think your first call
should be to IMCO who makes Alum. Tanks...
909-592-6162 ask for fred.
second would be Fuel-Safe
which is a soft bladder
type and they are Bend OR.
www.fuelsafe.com.
I also have 2 sets of side
tanks that were never used
send a drawing and I will
see if a set will work.
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Old 07-25-2002, 02:27 PM
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add a fuel blader up front with transfer pumps...the AT is ass heavy as it is right now
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Old 07-25-2002, 02:32 PM
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well 25 max of it up there any way...your right 50-75...the sides are the only place....

where the hell r u going....don't ya have 180 gal to start any way???
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Old 07-25-2002, 03:06 PM
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JOE,Lighten up I might have a buyer for the tanks
here.
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Old 07-25-2002, 03:12 PM
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really it sounds like that is the way he has to go for that kink of fuel requirement....i guess under the engines would work too??? r your fuel safe tanks?...foam or no faom??? what size...
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Old 07-25-2002, 03:34 PM
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Joe I am nervous about making the bahamas crossing? I have whate ever is standard. I think I have 150 i think.

Gets a little low on the way to KW if I dont stop midway.
 
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i have 160 total...do u ever get better than 200miles out of that???
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Old 07-25-2002, 04:47 PM
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I have never actually put it in miles.
 
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