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Old 09-06-2009, 13:25   #1
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Vetus Easy Tank

Hi all;

Has anyone seen, or have any knowledge of these interesting new water tanks from Vetus??

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Old 10-06-2009, 15:01   #2
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Not with that particular model of tank but with something similar.
We have 8 tanks (total of 125 gal.) similar to them under the sole of our boat. They are clear vinyl bags inside a coated nylon bag. The great thing about them is they fit anywhere.
In 10 years of constant use (and 18,000 miles) in the tropics not one has failed. I think the key is to make sure the tank is fully supported all the way around.
They are are easy to remove for cleaning etc.
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THese are different that all other flexible tanks. The Outer bladder is inflated in the compartment, and then cured in place with a UV light. When cured, it is rigid. Then, the inner bladder in inserted, and hookups made. So it is sort of a hybrid.


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looks intresting
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I’m not generally a fan of “conventional” flexible waste/sewage holding tanks, but this hybrid looks like a great idea.
They don’t have the Instructional Manual on-line yet, and the catalogue information is a little sketchy; so I’d be very interested in actually seeing an installation.

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I have a dozen + Vetus tanks on Imagine. I like their products, and I think this is a great idea. Mold to fit a compartment.....i2f
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I have a dozen + Vetus tanks on Imagine. I like their products ...
Rigid, flexible, or both?
Why so many?
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Rigid, and the reason the builder gave was to keep from contaminating all the water. Hopefully isolationg the problem. Also the bilges are full of frames, and the 10gl tanks fit nearly perfect in them......i2f
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Looks like there is no provision for baffles, which is also a disadvantage of polyethlene tanks. For a smallish tank this is not a problem, but it can be for larger tanks.
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OUCH - Here are the retail prices I got form Vetus. They should be here in the US in a few weeks:

15 Gallon

$800.00 Tank
$224.25 Connection Kit
$85.00 Light kit

26 Gallon

$856.25 Tank
$224.25 Connection Kit
$85.00 Light Kit
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OUCH!! is right.

No longer an option for me.
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That's crazy. You could probably pay a laparoscopic surgeon to install your tank for less.

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Hopefully there is a big difference between MSRP and street price.

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Yes, but it may take a while for the street prices to drift down to something reasonable.
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