Thursday, April 17, 2008

Everything is on the web...

So my boat has a Trapezoidal fuel tank. The sight gauge is quite difficult to read so I decided to make a simple dipstick.

Obviously if you dip a tank with a triangular cross section a half full tank is not halfway up the dipstick. So I was just getting my thinking cap on to do the maths but of course I can just be lazy. Everything is on the net.

Someone has already solved the problem and written a handy on-line calculator here

I have to confess I am feeling a bit lazy though !