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post #2 of Old 08-06-2007
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Don't you have a vent? It would seem to me that it would be harder to fill the tank, harder to pump out the water when you use it, and would make your tank puff up and cave in as the temperature changes if there is no vent tube on the boat. I have aluminum tanks and am quite sure there would be a loud noise in the midle of the night as the temp drops and the water contracts. If it were my tank, I would find out if the vent is clogged, or if there were no vent I would put one in, "toot sweet." Drill a hole, insert a small thru hull, connect a piece of tubing to the side of the hull near the deck, and put a small thru hull there. Water coming out this vent hose also tells me when the tank is full, before I have overflow running all over the deck!
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