Originally Posted by barnakiel
If you are in a sailing boat that goes out / offshore
a lot then the bladder will wallow and in the end chafe. Try to limit its freedom in such cases and it will last longer.
we have two in our 42.. under the settees and dont have any problems..
at one time I was concerned and attached the tabs but found the lines would change length wether it was full or empty.. I'm on my second set and they work fine to just leave them alone.. they kinda sorta find there own space..
never had an issue offshore, but we also seem to have a stable ride..
One thing I have done and it might interest you..
Because ours are on the right and left side of the boat, I've installed two small pumps to transfer the water
to the side I wish.(back and forth). something like movable balest......
as I said, I'm on my second set.. the tanks
will take on the taste of the water you put into them, due to them being plastic.. we were using water from one sorce that had a lot of ground minerals in it and never could get the taste out of the tanks
from then on.. (sulfur in the ground water)...
smelled like rotton eggs when you turned the tap on..
We now filter all water going into the boat........