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Old 07-09-2013, 00:16   #1
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The water tank apparently got cracked by filling with a wharf hose pipe too quickly. No manual given to warn of this. Have any other seawind owners had this problem?
The additional problem apart from having to port water at anchor is there is no access point to the water tank. The wooden saloon floor has to be taken up completely.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:20   #2
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I literally just had to take up the floors, remove cabinets, and cut out a 500 liter inox water tank this week. I am e route today to pick up the new plastic ones to be fitted next week. I have a steel boat and the fresh water has been leaking for years apparently. Grr
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:55   #3
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Re: Seawind 1160-with cracked watertank?

What size is the vent hose in the tanks?? and what material is used to made the tanks?

Mine are FG with a top plate for cleaning and inspection and made of thick fiberglas , the vent hose is short lenght , even if i put a water hose filling fast the tanks the vents do the work very well..
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Old 07-09-2013, 16:20   #4
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Re: Seawind 1160-with cracked watertank?

Don't know when your 1160 was built, but they used to have a two part tank. Sometimes the very small upper tank was not always sealed well with the much larger lower tank. That design has changed and it is now one solid tank. The older tank should not be a problem if you don't fill it all the way to the top, and it is fixable in case you want to carry that much water. Don't know where in the world you are, but contact Seawind and they should be able help you get it fixed.
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Old 09-09-2013, 14:10   #5
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The water tank apparently got cracked by filling with a wharf hose pipe too quickly. No manual given to warn of this. Have any other seawind owners had this problem?
The additional problem apart from having to port water at anchor is there is no access point to the water tank. The wooden saloon floor has to be taken up completely.
I have seen how messy and how involved it is to repair this problem , a Seawinnd 1160 was having this done at Runaway Bay Marina last year , glad it was of my boat
Good luck with having your repair done , it will be an expensive exercise
Cheers & Happy sailing
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:23   #6
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Re: Seawind 1160-with cracked watertank?

I have sent seadragon a PM. Not sure where he is, and he has only made the one post which makes it hard to even guess where the boat is, so its a bit hard to help at the moment.
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