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

Jonathan Bresler via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Tue Jul 11 06:25:13 PDT 2017


Thank you.  Good to see what you found there and how you added an
inspection port.
Good to see that there is some space between the v-berth seat and the top
of the tank.

Is the entire tank aluminum or is the top of the tank only?


On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Wes Gardner <wesgardner1952 at gmail.com>

> Hey Jonathan,
> Here's mine
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/akin9anucmr78sj/Fresh%20water%
> 20tank%20inspec.jpg?dl=0
> 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.
> Wes
> 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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Jonathan M Bresler
S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
Annapolis/Eastport MD

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