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Installation of extra internal fuel tanks on a Orion 27
I have been considering adding an extra, internal fuel tank, in the bilge / keel area of my Orion 27 to extend its fuel range. I wonder if anyone else out there has done this in a PSC sailboat, and what type of tank did you use, how did you support it, how did you vent it, how did you supply the fuel to it, and did you have odor issues with doing it? Is this even a good idea? I suspect that since it is low in the sailboat, and along the center line, it wouldn't change the handling chacteristics much and I'm not so sure using jugs attached to the life line stancions outside is much safer. Any thoughts on the idea? I have heard of other manufacturers doing this with fuel and water tanks in the keel, but it doesn't seam popular with a lot of PSC sailboats I have seen for sale, or noted on other forums.