Tanks & Last-Minute Glitches - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 01-03-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wungout is on a distinguished road
Tanks & Last-Minute Glitches

I have a friend who's worked hard to depart Florida for distant shores this month. He has, however, discovered a slow leak in one of his water tanks. His boat is a Baba 36. The tank is stainless steel, about 60 gallons, and apparently was the second thing laid down after the keel. To remove it would be major surgery, especially for someone anxious to get going. He isn't exactly sure where the leak is yet, and he can't reach the entire interior of the tank easily, but he's hoping to be able to patch the leak--when he finds it--with something applicable from the inside. Epoxy? Rhino-Liner? Baffles make installing a bladder problematic. Anyone have experience with this? I told him I'd ask. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-03-2007
RichH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,743
Thanks: 9
Thanked 63 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 15
RichH will become famous soon enough
That tank should be easy to pull from the keel cavity .... just remove most of the removable sole hatches/panels, cut through the sole cross beams (cleat them back together with aluminum plates & bolts). Probably will be a corroded weld seam near the fore/bottom of the tank ... easy spot repair.

If the tank has adequate access/inspection ports ..... clean out the biofilm, sand grind all the bottom seams, overlay with several layers of FG cloth and WEST, etc. All repair epoxy should be overcoated with a NSF rated epoxy certified for use with potable water .... such as: www.nsp-specialty.com/page2.htm Its really easier to do such epoxy repair with the tank out of the boat .... as you usually need to cut additonal access/inspection ports onto the top so you can access between the baffles.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Osmosis in integral FG water tanks sailawaysteve Gear & Maintenance 4 11-28-2007 10:10 PM
Fuel Tanks brainstormers Gear & Maintenance 14 03-17-2005 07:42 PM
Refilling Propane Tanks Doreen Gounard Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-01-2003 08:00 PM
Holding Tanks Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-10-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.