Join Date: Feb 2005
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Thanks for the responses so far ... a bit more information about what I am up against...
Beneteaus use a hull/liner production method. Thus, as best I can tell, this integral tank is between two cross beams of the liner in the forward v-berth. I holds about 110 gallons of water. The aft part of the tank is covered by finished plywood which is screwed into the top of the tank using a cleat method (a good thing) but fastened to the liner at the bottom via slots and adhesive. I'd like NOT to disturb this if I can help it (though that might not be an option). The filler hose, vent and the output all come off the top of the tank. If the breach is at the bottom (and since the water appears to be exiting the tank in such a way that it is getting between the liner and the hull as it makes its way to the bilge and NOT on the topside of the liner where I could see it flow), I'm thinking the breach is actually in some portion of the liner. Thus, getting access to the outside to either shine bright lights or to fix it is not possible (unfortunately).
Again, thanks for the thoughts. If this additional information inspires other thoughts, please share. The choice of expoxy and coating was very helpful.
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