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my aluminum water tank has developed an unpleasant taste and odor. i would appreciate suggestions for solving this problem. i can''t add bleach that''s going to make it worse. thanks in advance for your reply.
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Ok Joe here i go i have not been sailing but have been reading everything i can get my hands on, one of the things i read said to stay away from aluminum tankage for the reason you mentioned and also due to corrosion problems, i would replace the tank. If i find the water tank in my just purchased Coronado 25 is aluminum it will come out. sorry i could not give you a quick fix.
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Sorry, maybe playing Devil''s advocate, but why would you buy a boat without knowing what in the hell is in the boat? I.E. "If I find the fresh water tank in my just purchased ....". If you buy a boat, know what''s on it. geez!!
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that was a bit harsh MaryBeth,i would still buy a vessel i really liked if i hadnt checked the water tank,id look at the important things first & leave the trivial(easily fixed/personalised)things till later if i had time,if your not an expert you can easily miss or forget things too,especially trivial things.

what are the walls made of in your house?
what timber is used in your flooring?
do you have 2 or 3 phase power?
catch my drift..

anyway just chatting for chattings sake
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Are you sure its the tank causing the odour problem?

IMHO the most likely source is your plumbing. I had to rip out all my old "clear" flexible hose because it''d turned black from fungal growth and made the water taste awful.

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