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Old 12-04-2019, 05:11 PM   #11
Peter B
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Country: Australia
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Hi, and welcome to a fellow Kiwi, as that's where I started out, although now an Aussie.

In my view, just putting in the common sense view here, rather than as an expert, which I'm not, it would probably be fine for just coastal (choosing the weather) stuff, to be lightly ballasted. If so, just have all the fuel you need in tanks nearest the middle as possible of the boat, keeping the ends light.

It also occurs to me that if there is something that over time might clean the other tanks well enough for at least shower/toilet flush water for later longer cruising, then putting some in those, plus some water, and letting that slosh around in your coastal travels, pumping them out occasionally while well out, then repeating that exercise a number of times, might just clean them up over time..? Just a thought..?
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