So it looks like I have a slow weeping leak in my SS tank. Diesel
slowly builds up around the tank between it and it's compartment and gradually finds it's way to the bilge
. Need to double check the inlets and outlets to the tank in case that is the cause but looks like a leak to me.
Tank is approx 100 liters and is located under the starboard quarter berth. Not the original tank I don't think and I can see old disconnected fuel
lines to the old tank in the keel
This tank just seems to be sitting in its compartment held in with nothing more than some hard foam looking stuff. This foam has the colour and look of honeycomb. I have seen stuff like it that you spray from a can. It is hard to see though as there is not much room between the sides of the tank and the bulkheads etc.
Would this be the only material holding it in place or will there be some brackets down there somewhere?
What is this mystery material and how the hell do I get the tank out when I can't even really get to the sides?
Can it be dissolved safely?
Does it mean just biting the bullet and cutting the surrounding timber away to get some access and just getting whatever blade I can underneath the break the bond or do I take the tank out one bit at a time (cut it up)?
And finally, if it comes out in one piece is it worth repairing the tank or replace completely?
or stainless replacement?
Man, the to do list just keeps on giving.
Thanks for any assistance.