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  1. Leave Water Tanks Empty or Full?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I want to prevent algae growth in the three water tanks and lines of my Catalina 445. My boat is in a warm climate (Southwest Florida) where high humidity and temperature can play havoc with both water and diesel fuel. I try to keep my fuel tank full and use an appropriate additive. So far, this...
  2. Water tanks (Inox Vs Galvanized steel)

    Gear & Maintenance
    The inox water tanks on my 23 year old Gib'Sea 442 have began loosing water due to corrosion. I have taken them out to see if they could be repaired but after getting a negative answer I have decided that its time to replace them with new ones. Unfortunately, building new inox tanks is expensive...
  3. Splits in stainless steel water tanks

    Gear & Maintenance
    Has anybody tried to seal stainless tanks inside with some kind of coating? The tank is 25 years old, about 250 liters and is wide and flat in shape. The corners have split in several places. It is welded in under the floor framing in a steel yacht so inaccessible for welding. What about cutting...
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