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post #9 of Old 06-02-2010
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Keep your bilges dry or at least to the very minimum level. Especially if you have a wide beam nearly flat bottom vessel. And Rail Meat may not compensate for all of that bilge water.....
Free surface effect can be hazardous, especially to power vessels...
Keep your tanks either full or empty. In between is called "slack tank", and this can cause a problem for you also. You don't want a slack tank if possible.

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