How big a Diesel Tank is allowed?
I have just worked out that if we all took out the rubbish from our hull space (holding tanks, generators etc) and got more diesel tanks then we could make it worthwhile to go to the CI's more often.
For instance, If I am refitting a 30 ft twin diesel shaft sportscruiser I would have gone for a standard 75 gallon (345 litres) tank. However by utilising the space under the rear berths I could put in two such tanks. Given that it has 2x70 hp engines and cruises at 10knots it might be worth a trip. However If I added another tank I would be quids in?
So is there going to be a market for those temporary tanks that we can buy, or will people not bother adding the extra tanks to take advantage? A rough cost of an extra tank plus DIY installation is about £250, or about 500 litres worth of cheaper fuel.
Then instead of nipping along the South Coast to very expensive marinas, nip accross the channel to France, get cheaper fuel (even cheaper in CI's) and booze/food etc.
In this way we just change our habbits and deprive the UK Taxman of even more revenue! So how much fuel, bought in the CI's is allowed for marine use brought back into UK?
Boating is the only thing that keeps me sane!