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Now that we have all had a chance to poke fun I would be interested if anyone has taken the trouble to speak to the owner, and find out what the real story is
I'm sure it's an attempt to gain efficiency through the 'bulbous bow' idea used on larger boats and freighters. As misguided (in this application) as that may be, what really gets me is why didn't they turn in around and put the valve fitting inside for a cleaner shape....?

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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Real Story???? Like the logical explanation for welding a gas bottle on a boat?
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As misguided (in this application) as that may be, what really gets me is why didn't they turn in around and put the valve fitting inside for a cleaner shape....?
I had the same thought (isn't the bottom stronger anyway?) only I assumed they cut the bottle to fit the bow instead of cutting a round hole in the bow and leaving the bottle whole.
Gotta wonder.

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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Does everyone have a good sense of humor? Does everyone know what is actually going on, or are we playing? sorry a little dense/slow maybe.

My vote is they had some crap laying around, one of those was a 5ft cga -0 breathable gas bottle. someone with a sense of humor found a rotted out hull, stuck it in the hole since they got tired of it falling/rolling around.

or did I ruin everyone's fun?
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Look real close, Photoshop?

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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Those of you questioning the reality of this "installation" apparently haven't spent much time in boatyards. I can't begin to count the number of "good ideas" like this that I've seen over the years.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Focusing on the very right edge, it looks like the tank was cut, rather than holing the hull.

Also looks like there's some definite alloy incompatibility that's causing increased rust due to galvanic effects.


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There's really no way to tell if this will help, hurt, or do nothing at all to performance without some pretty sophisticated testing. I'm guessing the owner will believe it helps a lot, which is all that really matters! Go for it dude! (whoever you are)
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I think its a place to keep more rum is why the valve is still there. Helps keep it chilled for margaritas.
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

It is a forward looking sonar....or not.

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