fresh water tank maintenance - 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 01-07-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wrguest is on a distinguished road
fresh water tank maintenance

Does anyone have thoughts on whether it makes sense to epoxy or otherwise coat the bottom of my recently removed aluminum fresh water tank before I reinstall it in wooden blocks in the bilge? Thanks for your advise or experience.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-07-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
VIEXILE is on a distinguished road
fresh water tank maintenance

A recent article in National Fisherman says to bed in plastic, neoprene, etc., but AVOID contact with rubber, wood, FOAM, blah, blah, blah. While the argument that "everyone does it" is not generally the way to go, I just installed new tanks in a Grady White 25 and a Wellcraft 26. The Grady tanks were minimally foamed ("GREAT STUFF" spray insulation foam) and wedged with 2 x 4''s and strapped with boards across the top. The Wellcraft tank was a replacement, 120 gal alum custom made. We foamed the corners to avoid a hard edge against the hull (like the original tank had) and foamed spots all around and will finish with tie down boards with rubber under them across the top of the tank. It''ll last a good 10 years if properly grounded. Amazing what these manufacturers do. Anyway, we also coated the entire tank with GLUVIT, an epoxy specifically for tanks. Keep the moisture off and avoid spots where moisture can accumulate and sit. Get the Nat''l Fisherman newspaper if you want a truly tight-assed approach to tank installation, which, in fact, I might use on my own boat (unlike the factory installations in the foregoing two manufacturers).
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
Fresh water tank slime pearsalls2 Gear & Maintenance 15 09-09-2009 02:36 PM
Osmosis in integral FG water tanks sailawaysteve Gear & Maintenance 4 11-28-2007 10:10 PM
removing orig water tank zeilfanaat Gear & Maintenance 6 04-12-2004 06:26 AM
fresh water tank, tastes like ****! nauticalrich Gear & Maintenance 6 05-24-2002 04:17 PM
Water Ballast/Manufacturer RSJ Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 03-07-2002 05:59 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 AM.

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