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02-13-2013 08:24 PM
mad_machine
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I think that you gave it more thought than the owner.
I don;t doubt it
02-13-2013 08:06 PM
SloopJonB
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
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.
02-13-2013 08:00 PM
mad_machine
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
02-13-2013 07:21 PM
bljones
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Originally Posted by MarioG View Post
...more rum ...for margaritas.
That may possibly be even more wrong than the junk on the front that started this thread.
02-13-2013 06:58 PM
mad_machine
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
02-13-2013 06:53 PM
capttb
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 ?
02-13-2013 06:43 PM
mad_machine
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

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Originally Posted by capttb View Post

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.
02-13-2013 06:28 PM
luck66
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

It is a forward looking sonar....or not.
02-13-2013 06:12 PM
MarioG
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

I think its a place to keep more rum is why the valve is still there. Helps keep it chilled for margaritas.
02-13-2013 06:00 PM
SteveInMD 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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