Just completed a refit
on a 52' 1988 sloop
, replaced both fresh water tanks
, one of which had a split at the seam, with new aluminum tanks
(a complex and expensive project). Both diesel
tanks passed a pressure test before we relaunched.
Sadly, now, after about 6 months, one of the fuel
tanks appears to be seeping fuel
, slowly, when topped up and on one tack. The tank tender
fuel guage still works, haven't had an opportunity yet to conduct another pressure test. Most fittings, hoses, and hose connections appear sound, to the extent I can observe them.
Of course access is a particular problem - the tank is glassed in, with interior
cabinetry blocking a good view from many angles. There is a tank access panel up top which provides a limited view, as internal baffles obstruct much of the view.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to find this leak and potentially repair it?
I don't have the heart to subject her to major surgery again unless aboslutely necessary, not to mention the costs of another huge tank project
Thanks in advance for any suggestions...