[Public-list] water tank

Mike Lehman sail_505 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 11 06:09:51 PDT 2004


You tank, as George mentioned, has an aluminum cover and the rest of the 
tank is part of the inner liner of the boat. The aluminum cover is fastened 
with aluminum pop rivets. Remove the top of the tank and use it as a pattern 
to cut out a new top. I used a sheet of G10 epoxy which I purchased at 
Piedmont Plastics. www.piedmontplastics.com I laid the old tank cover on the 
new sheet and spray painted around the edge to get the shape and hole 
positions. I cut the new sheet out, drilled the holes and installed it with 
a liberal amount of 3M 5200. Finally I secured the new top with SS sheet 
metal screws. I did this project about 10+ years ago and I do not have any 
more stuff floating in my coffee in the morning any more. It is a permanent 
fix and an upgrade to the original method.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hdoliner at kwplaw.com>
To: <public-list at alberg30.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:59 PM
Subject: [Public-list] water tank

> Hi All,
> My water tank (I believe it's original equipment) appears to be
> leaking due to corrosion; the water towards the bottom was rusty
> w/metal flakes.  Has anybody had experience with cutting away the
> top of the metal tank and inserting a (Plastimo) Flexible Water Tank
> inside it?  Would the flexible tank move around too much inside the
> fixed tank so as to abrade away or to break hose connections?  If
> so, what's the best way to secure it?  Any alternatives to this kind
> of fix?  I'd like to avoid the expense and losing more space involved
> in completely removing the old tank.
> Thanks,
> Harlan Doliner, "Evergreen"  #489
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