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Re: Water Tank access port
I've got two huge water tanks that fill up both my settees completely. Aside from not having any storage in the settee they are a PAIN to clean. While there are a few small access ports it's pretty hard to get your arm in there to clean them out.
What I'm thinking of doing is cutting a larger hole around the existing ports
and putting in a couple of these
Any reason why NOT to do this? I can't imagine it would affect the structural integrity of the tanks.
Those inspection ports work fine. We put two of them on our water tank. Bed them well, & use short #8 or similar machine screws with SS nylocks on the back. You don't want sharp screw heads gouging your forearm open. May want to periodically grease the O-rings (good ports have two) with silicone.
ETA: Use larger inspection plates, separate your tanks, and you can store things in one or both of them. We may keep vacuum-packed dry goods in our tank when cruising where water is easily found.
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn
Last edited by bobmcgov; 11-02-2014 at 05:15 PM.