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Location of water tank breather pipe
My Bristol 31.1s fresh water tanks are vented with a loop that goes from the lower tank (in the bilge) up to deck level, then down again and ends a foot above the cabin sole, inside the area under the galley sink.
It's quite a good arrangement, except that when I fill the water tanks, any excess soaks the area under the galley sink - and the damp is starting to rot the sole.
Any reason why they didn't extend the pipe all the way into the bilge? I'm thinking of doing this.
Configuration is : 1 tank under the V berth, second tank lower down in the bilge. The bow tank drains into the bilge tank. Lower tank is vented.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 02-04-2013 at 02:10 PM.