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Old 16-08-2016, 17:21   #106
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Re: Watermaker Myths

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I don't know what you mean. We have a molded in fiberglass tank approved for drinking water, I don't know of any problems. Our water tastes fine.
Maany steel and aluminium boats might have built-in tanks - they are epoxy treated - maybe this epoxy can dissolve some of its chemicals into the water, wether this is RO, rain water or mains water.

I was on a boat last year with steel tanks - it had a of some kind filter under the sink and the crew drank the water - the chemical taste was very strong - it was RO water but it was undrinkable due to the chemical taste..

I don't now if epoxies eventually cures and doesn't give off chemicals or if the water approved epoxies were not used on this boat.

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Re: Watermaker Myths

There are epoxy paints sold specifically for sealing potable water tanks. Some high build primers included. When I repaired our fibreglass tanks a few years back with vinyl ester, the tanks took a couple of months to clear the chemical tinge from the taste.

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