Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-08-2016, 17:21   #106
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 108
Re: Watermaker Myths

Originally Posted by Kenomac View Post
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.

Singleprop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2016, 17:33   #107
Registered User
Reefmagnet's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: puɐןsuǝǝnb 'ʎɐʞɔɐɯ
Boat: Nantucket Island 33
Posts: 2,644
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.

Sent from my SGP521 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app

Reefmagnet is offline   Reply With Quote

watermaker, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sea Myths and Sayings Mariners The Sailor's Confessional 5 29-09-2011 13:51
Cruiser Myths and Poopy-Copters svBeBe Our Community 9 13-06-2011 02:33
Mixing Metals Beneath the Waterline - Facts / Myths ? James Dieterich Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28 08-11-2010 00:47
Wind Watermaker troppoboat Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 2 04-06-2004 13:02
pickled watermaker irwinsailor Provisioning: Food & Drink 1 12-06-2003 20:02

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:15.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.