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Lopez
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Thanks Annville, I'll give them a phone call on Monday to see my options. Thinking cutting this one down and/or re relocating the inlets and outlets might make it fit somewhere better but unlikely doing that will be much cheaper.

Yes I know the cost and involved in getting them made so not moaning (too much about the price). Just I didn't budget an extra grand it two for a water tank as I stupidly assumed it was in the 'normal' place and didn't think about checking under the bed

Original fittings and inlets are still there unused where it used to be, so fitting won't be an issue

For reference this is the new tank (around 100 gallons roughly is my guess from measuring)



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And this is what I want to get. This is the diesel tank, which is opposite where the unused inlets are and presumably where the original water tank was


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Ah sorry. The boat is in London now

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That looks like the original tank. Using the bed as a guide to the size, I would say it's about 430 litres. It also has 2 baffles to prevent sloshing. Unless you really have to use that space for storage, you would do well to leave it alone and spend your money on something else. Smile

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Vetus do a range of off the peg water tanks made from rigid linear polythene, they are seamless so nothing to leak. I've had 2 on my boat for about 13 years with no problems. I would highly recommend.

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Don't forget water is heavy!
430 litres of water are the best part of half a tonne which is why water tanks are generally low and flat and not standing on end.
My water tank takes most of the forward area of the cabin but is under the floor and is shaped so that full or empty it doesn't alter the trim of the boat just the level that it sits in the water.
I'd be tempted to leave that tank where it is unless you really have a desparate need to use that space for something else. If that is the case and you want vertical tanks it might be worth having 2 smaller ones one on each side linked together so that you do not list as they empty but then you are doubling up on cost by requiring 2 tanks!

Edit: Before anyone else mentions it diesel is around 4/5 of the weight of water and the useage rate is a lot lower with a tankful often lasting a whole season. I have a standing up diesel tank but that is positioned to counterbalance the engine which is offset from the centre of the boat.



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You may be right, though found loads of clues pointing to it being a retrofit. Like wood used for the 'frame' being newer untreated standard b&q type timber, holes in the bulkheads for running the pipes being done rough and half *rs*d (and the wood not sealed after, so rotten around it) etc.

And then there the water inlets opposite the fuel tank (pic)

That said a lot of it could have been done after and you are right it's original. Probably me o er thinking it. Haha.

Still need.to do something with it if I can as I don't need to 5 births but I'm short in space.

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Ok, I think I may have solved the mistery. The tank is a perfect fit in the room next door where the extra inlets are which was converted to a bathroom, so its looking like you are right and it was the original which was relocated



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Do those tanks flavour the water Spiderman? Thanks

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L'sBelles I'd need a downsize for it to fit there anyway. Don't have the fag packet with me now but I think I measured the diesel at 250 litres or thereabouts which might just do. If in the future I find the size to be inadequate I can always fit and extra smaller in of the same shape as you sugges. Cheerst

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Yes sounds about right for a diesel tank. Mine is 200 L.
Even completely full you would only be carrying around 200 kg of diesel which would probably take months to empty whereas the same tank full of water would contain 250 kg and probably last one shower if my wife is in it! Not that I am suggesting my wife should shower on your boat Smile



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