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Old 13-09-2012, 08:41   #16
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Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Re: Anyone Have Plastic Water Tanks ?

Just a word of warning regarding the inspection ports, and plastic tanks in general.

When you fill them up, they will expand and swell. Mine actually lift off the wooden boards under the seat cushions below which they lie.

Also, the inspection ports will seep water unless you seal them very well. There has been much discussion of this on the C36 forum; all kinds of solutions have been tried but the only 100% effective one has been to permanently seal them shut with 5200. Personally I don't mind a little fresh water in the bilge, but some people do.

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