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Real Story???? Like the logical explanation for welding a gas bottle on a boat?

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.
those kinds of bottles are flat on the bottom.
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Focusing on the very right edge, it looks like the tank was cut, rather than holing the hull.
thank goodness, doing it the OTHER way would be eccentric
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those kinds of bottles are flat on the bottom.
Guess I was thinking of the old round bottom Oxygen bottles ?
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

maybe? generally once you get a bottle that big.. it has a flat bottom so it can be rolled around and stood up on it's own. Nobody wants to lug around a couple hundred pounds and then have to find a place to sit it so it does not fall over the moment you take your hands off of it
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...more rum ...for margaritas.
That may possibly be even more wrong than the junk on the front that started this thread.
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Re: very strange yacht protuberance

I can see one reason for leaving the valve. Ballest and balance. The welder added several feet of rather buoyant tank sticking out from the bow of his boat.. an area that typically has little buoyancy on it's own. With the valve in place, he could add water to the tank to bring the bow back down to it's lines.

Granted, I am sure nobody wants to hear or feel it sloshing about with each wave.. but it is the only thing I can think of
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I can see one reason for leaving the valve. Ballest and balance. The welder added several feet of rather buoyant tank sticking out from the bow of his boat.. an area that typically has little buoyancy on it's own. With the valve in place, he could add water to the tank to bring the bow back down to it's lines.

Granted, I am sure nobody wants to hear or feel it sloshing about with each wave.. but it is the only thing I can think of
I think that you gave it more thought than the owner.
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I think that you gave it more thought than the owner.
I don;t doubt it
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