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Tankage Capacities on 47.7/45.5??

Newbie poster here on sailnet, although I have been "lurking" for a long time.

I have owned a 1986 Bristol 47.7 for the past 4 years and would appreciate any info on fresh water and/or fuel capacities for the 47.7 or 45.5 (almost the same boat). I have the 3 original SS f/w tanks and recently drained all of them and removed their inspection caps to install a tank tender system. Unless my garden hose meter is wrong, the fwd tank under the v-berth holds 55 gals., the stbd. midships tank only 21, and the port midships tank 30, for a total of 106 gals. A couple of years ago, however, I ran across an original brochure for the 45.5 and it stated f/w tankage of 190 gals. (80/55/55). This was also what was stated in the listing but we all how that goes . . . . I know these boats were often customized by original owners, but could mine be this far off?

As for diesel, only 2 of the 4 original aluminum tanks are still in service. The 3rd one (under the galley sole) was abandoned, and the 4th was replaced by the prior owner. In any event, my total fuel capacity is 120 gals., more than enough for any significant cruising (IMHO). I am a bit concerned, however, about the f/w tankage for a bluewater boat this size and I'm not ready to invest in a watermaker. I would be curious to know what water & fuel tankage others may have.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Exile
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