One of our slip customers with a Bertram 38 Special expressed a need for increased fuel range, so he could make it to the Canyons and fish for a few days.
After taking a look at the boat, and looking at where more fuel storage could be added, we came up with a plan to relocate the small water tank in the aft of the boat, and replace it with a new custom designed 275 gallon diesel tank.
The water tank was removed and two separate water tanks were installed to keep the same amount of water storage. One in the port side of the engine room. This was opposite the batteries on the stbd side so vessel trim was not an issue. Another water tank was installed in the v-berth.
The new fuel tank measurements were taken as well as locations of all the ports, and a complete design was drawn up by us in-house.
Tank was fabricated by New England Propeller in Plymouth MA. They really did a fabulous job.
While the tank was out and we had full access to the steering system and the exhaust, all the exhaust hoses, mufflers, tiller arms, rudder bearings and rudder packing glands were serviced or replaced.
Candid shots and descriptions of projects going on around the yard.