Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
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I don’t notice any major list to port with the 70 gallons in the liferaft locker, possibly a degree or two.
Additionally the fuel in the tanks is not a permanent condition as is the batteries.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:31 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Auxiliary fuel tanks
Hey Eric- I've been toying around with the idea of repurposing the life-raft locker in this way. One non-scientific data point that has given me pause is that when I last changed batteries, I had all 13 DT-31 batteries on the port side of my boat outside the cockpit waiting to be taken off. I noticed (or at least I perceived) a slight list of my boat to port. I wondered if 300 liters of fuel in the locker would create a similar issue. Have you noticed this ? Confession- I've done no calculations relating to the relative weights, the position of those weights, etc............one of those possible boat projects that sits idling in front of the first speed bump it encounters.
Currently in Antigua