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Old 09-18-2018, 05:43 AM   #1
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Question Marine Trader Aft water tank

I was looking for feedback on using the aft water tank on our Marine trader 36 1988.
The previous owner has it disconnected and only uses the bow water tank.
He says using the aft water tank puts the exhaust under water.
What do you think. Should I reconnect this tank?
Looking for experiences and I want the extra gallons of water.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:28 AM   #2
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By all means reconnect. I'd be suspicious of the prior owner motive for "disconnecting" for aft weight. I have 100 gallon tank sitting under the aft stateroom bed of my Golden Star 35 and when full it lowers the hull less than 2", not an alarming amount to my way of thinking. I'd fill the tank to confirm the fact there are no leaks in the tank. If you find the amount of reduction in freeboard or balance at the transom is unacceptable then the simple remedy is to empty the tank.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:46 AM   #3
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Mr. SJ. I agree with Mr. a. Fill it and see what you've got. IF you really want to use it AND there are no leaks a longer term solution would be to relocate heavier items forward, if possible.

I think I can safely say that the exhaust was above water level, even with that tank full, as it came from the factory. Like a lot of us, boats tend to "put on weight" as we age. Extra batteries, different generator, piles of "stuff" deemed absolutely necessary by owners etc. Might be time to assess exactly what "stuff" is where and whether it can be relocated or offloaded.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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Like others have experienced, my trawler Haven had developed a “squat” over the years, and, to further complicate things, it leaned slightly to port. I don’t think anyone besides me ever noticed…certainly there was no mention in the surveyor’s report 6 years ago. 2 years ago I placed all my bottled water stores in the space under the “A” berths at the bow. As I recall there were 10 cases of Poland Spring 12oz bottles residing there, (not to mention 225’ of 3/8” chain and a 35lb CQR) when I gave up trying to force proper trim. So, last year during lay-up I had the bottom soda blasted and after several weeks hired a guy to check the hull for moisture, which it, fortunately, had none.

Finally I did what I considered the only solve; re configuring the boot stripe from 1 wide stripe (2”) and 1 thin stripe (1/2”) to only 1 wide stripe, and, and raising the bottom paint line 1 ¼”. Obviously this expensive cure did nothing to resolve the trim situation, but, Haven does look a little better in the water.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:44 AM   #5
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If boat mechanicals and layout original doubt very much hull was designed and built in error. Sounds like leaky tank management plan.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:25 PM   #6
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I'd check the exhaust hose before I'd fill the aft tank. The problem the PO was fixing may not have been a leaky tank. He may have been worried about something else entirely.
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