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Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:40pm

Post Subject: water tank

tony any ideas how big in litres my water tank might be on a 40 ft gary gorton boat with reference to last post,or is it a case of how long is a piece of string


Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:49am

Post Subject: water tank

If the boat was built post 1998 then the capacity (accurate or not) should be in the mandatory RCD boat manual. (Said with tongue firmly in cheek!). It it is an integeral "in hull" and under front well deck tank then you can work it out by taking a series of cross sections and calculating the volume of each section. A separate tank like a stainless steel one is easier to work out because it will almost certainly be a geometric shape. If it is triangular then its 1/2 of the triangle base x height x depth of the tank. It may be like a triangle with the point cut off so you would calculate the full triangle, the smaller missing bit and subtract one from the other. If you work in centimeters you end up with CC and 1000cc = 1 Liter. the only other way is to drain and dry it and then measure the amount of water that goes back in. To be honest it is probably easier to guess and the just overdose when sterilizing it. Tony Brooks

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