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Old 05-06-2011, 14:16   #16
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

My tanks have access to the top areas where the hoses and inspection ports are and I can remove both water tanks and both fuel tanks without cutting anything. The tanks slide horizontally into the engine compartment once the engine is out of the way. You can't really see them in this photo because they have plywood covers but they are on both sides of this compartment. You can see the access hatch, the access to the others is below the settee.
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Old 05-06-2011, 20:04   #17
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thanks everyone.
Z - I lived aboard a Formosa and loved it. The tanks were under each settee and huge, but accessible
This new build is a lot smaller so the tank is going under the cockpit floor.
If I can't get the floor waterproof, I'll glass it in and worry about the tank 15 years from now. There will be access to the fittings and hoses, just not real easy access.

Anyone else on here have water and faucet but no sink (drain). No thru hulls is the plan
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Old 05-06-2011, 21:52   #18
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

One water tank 120 gals. accessible but may be hard to remove without a lot of destruction. Molded as part of the deck structure. Cleanable through top access hatch. Molded fiberglass. Base access drain.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:03   #19
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thanks everyone.
Z - I lived aboard a Formosa and loved it. The tanks were under each settee and huge, but accessible
This new build is a lot smaller so the tank is going under the cockpit floor.
If I can't get the floor waterproof, I'll glass it in and worry about the tank 15 years from now. There will be access to the fittings and hoses, just not real easy access.

Anyone else on here have water and faucet but no sink (drain). No thru hulls is the plan
What do you plan on doing with the waste water from the sink?...holding tank? and the head?
Do you have raw water engine cooling?
What about bilge pump?
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Old 06-06-2011, 15:54   #20
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

All water tanks accessible and removable. Having said that, I have not cleaned two of them in over twenty years. The third one corroded and was replaced by a bladder.
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

Well Z,

They are only 10gln tanks, and mostly fill the bilges in the center of the hulls.......i2f
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

I eschewed built-in tanks and carry 120 gals in gallon-sized plastic jugs. I can clean them at will and choose to not use any that have floaters in them. Best thing is, I can visually inspect for floaters before pouring a drink. And can replace them easily in the event of break/loss/or stuff growing inside.
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Well Z,

They are only 10gln tanks, and mostly fill the bilges in the center of the hulls.......i2f
ok i feel better now--i have a 80 gal one i htink has a hole in it somewhere---lol--i need to peruse the integrity and see what kinda mickey or minney mouse patching i can get away with for now--mebbe last me a coupla yrs...we see..LOL....the 10 gallon idea is good for my ericson.....ty!!
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Re: Are your Water Tanks Accessible ? Removable ?

You will often need access to either level float, cleaning port, or hose connections for ANY tank fuel or water. I would make it as easy as possible.
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