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1359Re: [privateer20] Re:: Re: Hollow skeg revisited.

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  • Tony Glover
    Mar 2, 2017

      Hi Jonathan.
      I'm getting my boat ready for inspection by the Boat Safety Scheme chaps.
      I was planning have spare fuel and an LPG canister in the lazerette. However, this is not allowed with BSS as petrol and gas vapours are heavier than air so the locker would need a drain hole in the very bottom (undetwater in my case!).
      Perhaps a sealed false floor with a drain above waterline?
      Regards Tony

      On 2 Mar 2017 9:40 a.m., "Jonathan Knight jontsknight@... [privateer20]" <privateer20@...> wrote:

      My last message comments on the wall of the lazarette. 
      As regards fresh water in the lazarette,  I find that when the boat is parked up on the trailer there only has to be a slight slope to the rear for rain  water to overflow the upstand of the lazarette locker under its lid and thus drain into the lazarette. I have contemplated sealing the lid. However as I keep spare fuel in the lazarette it needs to allow fumes to escape. If I did seal it then I would have to put a vent in the lid. I have not found it a big enough problem to do this.

      Regards Jonathan

      On 2 Mar 2017 08:54, "tony08baker@... [privateer20]" <privateer20@... > wrote:

      OK, on my boat, if I'm in the cabin and peer into the space beneath the cockpit sole, I cannot see right to the end of the skeg, because the bulkhead that forms the stern locker, or lazarette, comes right down into the keel/skeg. Therefore, the very after end of the skeg underneath the lazarette is a completely enclosed and inaccessible space. (Or it was until I cut an inspection hatch in the base of the lazarette.) 

      It is that small space under the lazarette that I fancy filling with concrete.

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