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Re: Islander 30 fuel tank size

It's entirely possible that there were options.. but not all that common - usually the option was an second tank for more capacity. It's equally possible that someone retrofitted a newer tank - often such tanks are necessarily smaller because you can't slide in as big a tank as original for clearance/access issues (the originals are installed before they put the deck on the boat)

Also, for boats primarily daysailed a smaller tank lessens the risk of stale fuel as the entire contents are recycled more frequently.


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