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Re: Water tank installation/weight distribution




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----- Original Message -----
From: "geneandlizadams" <geneandlizadams@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: Water tank installation/weight distribution


> Frank
> Rather than put metal bars that are of no use except to repel boarders, I
> would suggest putting a five gallon jug of water. This will add about
forty
> pounds up front, and you can vary the amount of water as you see fit.
There
> never seems to be enough water when you are cruising. I sailed with a
twenty
> gallon tank for a number of years, and with rationing we could get about
> four days from it. I now have fifty gallons, and pressure water, and It
will
> last five to seven days depending on whether I turn off the pump and
demand
> that only the foot pump be used. The only other answer would be a lighter
> outboard. With the advent of four stroke outboards, that is not likely.
> Fleet one San Juan 21 is going to be cruising the San Juan's the first
week
> in August, and you and the rest of the list are welcome to join us. We
will
> have San Juan 21's to what ever is chartered. Please let me Know at
> pgardnersj@xxxxxxx if you plan to come.
> Gene Adams
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Langer, Frank" <FLanger@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 6:56 AM
> Subject: RE: Water tank installation/weight distribution
>
>
> > Gene, the recent e-mails about water tank location touched on the issue
of
> > weight distribution, which in my opinion is still a bit of a problem on
> many
> > (including mine) SJ 23s.  Mine is the Mark II model, with tall rig and
> full
> > keel and two full cockpit lockers.
> > I have the gas tank, small tool box, cleaning supplies in the starboard
> > locker, and the motor is also mounted on that side; I store the battery
> and
> > four headsails in the port locker.  The water tank (12 gal) is located
> under
> > the cockpit, and is usually 1/3 to 1/2 full (not fuller to decrease
> weight).
> > I keep light storage (e.g. life jackets, blanket, clothing change, etc.)
> > under the seats in the cabin, and my spinnaker under the v-berth. I keep
> one
> > danforth anchor/rode in the bow anchor locker.
> > With this distribution, and only myself at the helm (about 160 lbs.),
the
> > stern appears to be slightly low judging by the waterline, and the
cockpit
> > scuppers take on water into the cockpit when motoring or when sailing
with
> > several crew in the cockpit.
> > Do you have any suggestions for better weight distribution?  I have even
> > considered adding some weights (about 30 lbs. in metal bars) in the bow
> > locker bottom, but have been hesitant as any additional weight in a
boat,
> > even to better balance the weight, is usually discouraged.
> > Thanks for any advice.
> > Frank.
> >
> >
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