Saturday, August 1, 2009
What to do with a large empty keel?
Well, actually I have a number of options;
1. Have Bob build a full tank inside the keel using vinylester. He has done this before and it would offer the largest capacity. Downside include complexity (therefore cost) and no means of testing tank integrity before installation.
2. Build fiberglass supports inside the keel and install pre-made tanks of;
a. Rotationally molded, cross-linked polyethylene plastic or
b. Vinylester or
c. Aluminum (not foamed in and kept dry).
While I might loose some capacity with the second option it might prove safer as I can pressure test the tanks prior to installation.
PS. Should have stated that the tank will be for diesel.