Trying to determine if my water
tank is leaking, or if it might be the connection between water
tank and strainer? 4 pictures to illustrate:
first pic is under the v-berth, tank is under panels
at top of pic, open area aft of tank contains water heater, pressure water pump, etc.
next pic is looking down into opening, shows corner of water heater, tank fitting coming through wall, and connecting to strainer. After filling the 20 gallon tank and going out on a choppy day, there can be over an inch of water at the bottom of this compartment!
last 2 pics shows closeup of tank fitting coming through bottom of wall, and connecting to strainer. The gunk on the fitting makes me wonder if a new strainer might be the answer, or if the problem lies in the connection between the tank itself and the fitting? The tank is original plastic, circa 1996.
I removed the wood panels
over the tank and peeked into the inspection
port, everything looked okay, but hard to be certain.
Any ideas or troubleshooting tips?