A couple more Heard 28 Questions

KEVIN ENGLISH
Morwenna's picture
Joined: 23 Jul 2017

Hi everybody I've just joined the forum.

My first question is where is the tankage normally situated on a heard 28 as I have to take the engine out of my boat I was considering putting wing tanks either side of the engine. There is lots of space their with the possibility for approx 70-80 L But my bggest concern is putting that mush extra weight that far aft any thoughts?

The other question is under the cabin sol boards there is very little space and it is all glassed over, now when I tap the hull on the outside there seems to be hollow areas. Has anybody opened these up or are they explotied for storage in other boats?

Any thoughts would be interesting.

Kevin

KEVIN ENGLISH
Morwenna's picture
Joined: 23 Jul 2017

Thank you Aeolus

So if your tanks have a capacity of approx 120L each then my plan for two 70-80L tanks does not seem to excesive plus they would be slightly further forward and much lower down?

There will be many more questions as I have a long way to go with this project!

 

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Aeolus FWB28
Aeolus's picture
Joined: 26 Aug 2006

The usual place for tanks on a 28 is in the cockpit lockers. So basically either side of the engine, one for fuel the other water. I never did find out the tank sizes on Aeolus but guess they are each about 120 litres.

KEVIN ENGLISH
Morwenna's picture
Joined: 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Colin

Yes they are to replace the existing tanks which are so to speak non existant. small leaking and for me badly placed, water approx 30L in stbd. cockpit locker and fuel tank approx 40L suspended from the engineroom bulkhead above the engine and hidden by a bridge deck.

The reason for the under sol question is to hide an automatic shower drain box approx 350mm L X 300mm W X 200mm Deep.

Kevin

Colin Stroud
Colin Stroud's picture
Joined: 25 Aug 2006

Hello Kevin. 70 to 80 litres will be about the weight of an adult so if you are talking about an additional two tanks of 70-80L each then it will be like having two extra crew in the cockpit. Try it! However, you don'y always need to keep the tanks full if you just want the extra capacity for the one or two times per year major voyage. Would the new tanks replace an existing one?

Regarding any voids in the keel, I don't know for sure on your boat but the standard Martin Heard method was lead or steel shot mixed with concrete poured into the keel and glassed over. I would be very surprised if he want to the bother leaving a void and then glassing it over. I would leave it alone but if you are desperate for space, drill a 10mm hole through the grp balast covering and insert an endoscope camera (they are quite cheep on ebay)

 


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