For those awaiting photos, sorry posts are slow. We are back in Greece
and in the middle of getting our current
boat ready to splash after a few months on the hard
. Days are long, but satisfying
I thought our fuel
fills in the Bestevaer may be of interest.
Unlike most production boats where the fuel
fill is flush with the deck and therefore failure of the "O" ring results in water
entering the diesel
tank, the fuel fill on our boat stands up several inches above the deck with a screw on cap, meaning water on the deck is very unlikely to make it into the tank:
We specified the water tanks
with conventional flush fill caps, as we want the option of collecting deck water. We will have a water maker and 800L freshwater tanks, but deck collection of rainwater is a useful backup and it is worth risking the possibility of salt water
contamination, especially as this can be directed to single
tank. With our high bulwarks and a simple small sandbag behind the fill point, water collection off the front deck will be easy.
To minimise leaks
via the bolts on the flush fitting, thick aluminium backing support ensures there is no deck penetration of the bolts. This philosophy has been followed with all the hardware