[Public-List] Integral Water Tank in Pre-liner Alberg 30

Wes Gardner via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Tue Jul 11 06:18:32 PDT 2017

Hey Jonathan,

Here's mine

I assume it's the original tank but with a new inspection port installed.
I've cleaned it pretty carefully.  I don't believe there is a drain.


On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Folks,
> Thinking about doing a bit of cruising, that will require carrying fresh
> water.  Constance, a pre-liner Alberg 30, appears to have an integral water
> tank under the v-berth.  So far, the only access to the tank is through the
> two storage areas under the starboard and port v-berth "flats".  The only
> connections appear to be top mounted deck fill line, vent line, and a pick
> up tube that provides water to the galley and the head.  The connections
> are mounted onto a 4"? diameter plate that is secured to the tank with 6?
> screws needing a straight blade screwdriver and an uninterrupted bead of
> silicone over the screw heads.   The top of the tank is covered in the same
> drab yellow paint that is in the forepeak.  Under the paint appears to be a
> coating of some sort, as the painted surface is not a flat as one would
> expect a tank to be.
> Yesterday, after freeing the deck fill (thank you PB Blaster Penetrant), I
> filled and emptied the tank four times.  Previously the tank had some
> quantity of propylene glycol (the pink stuff).  Read the maintenance manual
> and the web page on water tanks on the website (alberg30.org); these
> appear
> to speak to liner boats only.
> Is there a drain?  Would it be under the bit of floor in the "V" of the
> v-berth?
> Is there an access port that I am not seeing?  Perhaps under the seat in
> the v-berth.
> Anyone opened up their fifty year old tanks and looked inside ?
> Jonathan
> --
> Jonathan M Bresler
> S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
> Annapolis/Eastport MD
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