O Day 272 plastiic water tank - 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 09-11-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Apollo Beach, Fla
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Hagen is on a distinguished road
O Day 272 plastiic water tank

My 20 gallon water tank has a horizonal split about a foot long near the top on what would be the side faceing the outside of the boat. I have removed the tank. any suggestions as to how to repair would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-11-2010
JimsCAL's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,497
Thanks: 2
Thanked 46 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
JimsCAL is on a distinguished road
Replace it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-11-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Mirari is on a distinguished road
plastic welding of cracks

Easy Fix. It's most likely a rotomolded or plastic welded tank. You can plastic weld the crack. Use a soldering iron if you don't a plastic welder. Try to get some donor material to puddle a weld fillet after you fuse the crack back together. Be aware the crack maybe a good indication the plastic has lost it's plastizers and is therefore old and brittle. Might be time for a new tank. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-11-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
How difficult was the tank to remove?

If it was difficult, you should probably replace it, rather than try and repair it, since many plastics do not take to repairing well and you'd likely be pulling the tank out again when the repair fails.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-11-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Apollo Beach, Fla
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Hagen is on a distinguished road
tank Repair

tank is in and out in 10 min. thanks for info. has any one had luck with epoxy in this type of repair.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-11-2010
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 79 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Epoxy will not stick to plastics like the tank. That is why all the tools for filleting epoxy are plastic - very easy to remove the epoxy after it sets.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-11-2010
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,346
Thanks: 52
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Used this on my poly tank in my boat almost 3 yrs ago now.

Amazon.com: 3M(TM) Scotch-Weld(TM) Structural Plastic Adhesive DP8005, 35 mL [PRICE is per PACK]: Industrial & Scientific

It was over the top in performance! We would have had to rip the saloon settee apart to remove it though. If yours is out replace it for sure.
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




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
IP 31 water tank badsanta Island Packet 6 12-17-2013 03:00 PM
Converting water tank to diesel tank - fittings? Zanshin Gear & Maintenance 5 09-15-2009 06:38 AM
Help water in gas tank michelelewey Gear & Maintenance 3 07-06-2009 12:22 PM
Smelly water from fresh water tank Bruce_Olson Gear & Maintenance 20 09-01-2007 05:42 PM
Refrigeration -Using the water tank as a cooling water source HenryRusty Gear & Maintenance 7 03-29-2007 01:14 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 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.