diesel and water tank materials and volumes

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by bigbear69, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. bigbear69
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    bigbear69 Junior Member

    Hi,
    wondering what would be enough volume in diesel and water tanks for a 42ft steel yacht. I'm intending to go offshore.
    2 options with my diesel, either mild steel or stainless. any ideas on what is best and what gauge steel and stainless steel should i use in the diesel and water tanks?
    any help would be much appreciated.
    Tim
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    It's not that simple.. lot of variables to consider.
    How long periods out?
    How many onboard? (1 female=3 male in water consumption)
    Having tight time limits?
    Fridge, Watermaker etc
     
  3. bigbear69
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    bigbear69 Junior Member

    Thanks Teddy,
    So i guess if I want to offshore (ie round the world) I need to have a watermaker? people onboard would range from 2 to 6 probably. There is a fridge installed.
     

  4. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Look at post #11 in this thread. You can E-mail the guy for more info.
    http://boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17656
    I've seen it said where welded stainless tanks were limited to 20 gallons because the welding caused brittleness and then flexing caused cracks.
     
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