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Old 11-24-2019, 03:18 PM   #7
Pete Meisinger
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City: Marinette, WI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Best Alternative
Vessel Model: 36 Albin Aft Cabin
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 419
I doubt if you will ever get the diesel smell/taste out of diesel tanks. However, being that it is/was a commercial vessel I bet you can access the tanks , might require taking the top off, and inserting rubber or plastic liners between the baffles. If fresh water is free where you are (it is free here) fill the tanks. Add a quarter cup of bleach for every hundred gallons of water to keep it fresh and shower to your hearts content. When you are ready for your world tour just pull the liners and cash in your hoard of gold and fill the tanks with fresh diesel.

A problem with simply adding water for ballast is that if the tanks are steel they well might rust. If rust is not a concern you have just made yourself 1000 gallons of toxic water/diesel concoction per tank which will be difficult to get rid of legally .

Finally, Welcome Aboard. Very few Trawler Forum members have a ship as large as yours. Please send pictures, (it is almost a requirement) lots of them.

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