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Old 24-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Bow Tank Setup

does anyone have a diagram on how a bow tank works and how to wire and pipe it up?
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Old 24-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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does anyone have a diagram on how a bow tank works and how to wire and pipe it up?
use the search facilitiy, there's a few threads so hopefully you will find what your after. Thus could be a good starter.....
http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....light=bow+tank
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Old 24-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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use the search facilitiy, there's a few threads so hopefully you will find what your after. Thus could be a good starter.....
http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....light=bow+tank
have already checked there and there isnt an actual diagram on there to see how it's set up
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Old 24-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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My personal preference is pick up only and electric pump to empty. Remember to vent it well
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Old 24-07-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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My personal preference is pick up only and electric pump to empty. Remember to vent it well
The problem with having a pump as the only method of emptying is of course what to do when the pump packs up. Pumps fail, switches fail and wiring fails. I drove a boat in this year's Diamond Race in Belgium when neither of the pumps worked so I couldn't empty either the bow or belly tanks. I think it ended up being towed home full of water!

My preference would be to have both the old fashioned gravity system and if possible to add pumps to speed things up. This also allows you to empty tanks while stationary.
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Old 24-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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I used to have a gravity system in my 18, using 2" pipe the transom and a ball valve but I would not leave the boat in the water unattended. Just personal preference. I don't like holes low in the transom
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Old 24-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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How big is every one s tanks. I am making one as we speak and cant make up my mind on size
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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1 litre of water weighs around 1kg, so how much weight do you need?
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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not to big

are we talking ski racing or just the boat ? if its the later just remember more weight = less speed and the more weight the more chance of stuffing it
just my opinion (my p18 has a 40 litre one just in front of the foot plate that works well)
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1 litre of water weighs around 1kg, so how much weight do you need?
that is the question. Bow tank is up in bow and down low.
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I used to have a gravity system in my 18, using 2" pipe the transom and a ball valve but I would not leave the boat in the water unattended. Just personal preference. I don't like holes low in the transom
Brass gate valves are no problem and as Gary says less to go wrong
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