Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-10-2016, 14:37   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Norfolk, VA
Boat: Ranger 33
Posts: 51
Integral Water tank into Settee's

I've read up about how and what epoxies to use when glassing in a portion of a settee to use for potable water. I haven't read anything about the exterior of the settee then sweating when filled. Maybe I haven't read anything about it because it doesn't happen?

Just curious. It's a lot of work to find out I have an unexpected water maker in the boat after the fact

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
CoolBeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 19:20   #2
Registered User
 
Orion Jim's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noank, Ct. USA
Boat: Cape Dory 31
Posts: 998
Images: 6
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

I have two poly tanks installed under my settee's. Perhaps you have room to install one? No sweating issues, but tanks are certainly more expensive than epoxy. Maybe a bladder would be cheaper than a tank. Worth consideration anyway.
__________________

__________________
Orion Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 20:09   #3
Registered User
 
Terra Nova's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Marina del Rey, California
Boat: Freya 39 cutter- Terra Nova
Posts: 3,384
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

Order plastic tanks from Ronco.
__________________
1st rule of yachting: When a collision is unavoidable, aim for something cheap.
"whatever spare parts you bring, you'll never need"--goboatingnow
"Id rather drown than have computers take over my life."--d design
Terra Nova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 22:20   #4
Registered User
 
UNCIVILIZED's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Up the mast, looking for clean wind.
Boat: Currently Shopping, & Heavily in LUST!
Posts: 4,397
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

A good number of Dudley Dix's designs are spec'd to have the settees function as integral water tanks. Especially the Didi 38' "Black Cat" & it's spin offs Didi 38 radius chine plywood sailboat With quite a good number of them having been built. So you might put in a polite query with him, as well as with some of the folks who've built the boats. He's a very easy gent to interact with.

Also, most of his boats with integral tanks, Didi38's anyway, have been home built. And I'm sure that a number of these builders would be happy to share their experiences. Especially as many of them even having build blogs linked to Dudley Dix's website.

BTW, I gather that you're well aware of; food safe epoxies, post-curing, & steam cleaning, etc. It just seems worth mentioning, to confirm that you know of such tools & practices.
__________________

The Uncommon Thing, The Hard Thing, The Important Thing (in Life): Making Promises to Yourself, And Keeping Them.
UNCIVILIZED is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 11:52   #5
Registered User
 
SVTwilight's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Fairhaven, MA USA
Boat: Cartwright 36 Cutter
Posts: 212
Send a message via Skype™ to SVTwilight
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Terra Nova View Post
Order plastic tanks from Ronco.
Second that. They have just about any size and shape you could imagine for a boat!
__________________
SVTwilight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 17:50   #6
Registered User
 
Sailorman Ed's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Boat: Polynesia 40/42
Posts: 685
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Sailorman Ed
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

The Polynesia 12m cats have the 400l tanks molded in as the seat with 6 large inspection /fill ports and the pickup in the center. They had a mold for it so the exterior is finished. My only complaint is the difficulty in running lines from the Bimini to collect rain water.
Ed
__________________
Sailorman Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 07:22   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Norfolk, VA
Boat: Ranger 33
Posts: 51
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

The portion of the locker I wanted to convert to tankage is a odd wedge shape. Roughly 27" X 14" X 30" long. With some deconstruction I might be able to squeeze in a Ronco tank that is a long prism shape, 20 gallons. The built in volume should be 25+. I'd prefer plastic tanks, but trying to find them that maximize the available volume isn't always possible. Like the tank in my boat already, 20 gallon rectangle. When I pulled it to clean it, the cavity volume was closer to 35 gallons. It's just that the settee where it sits is just a little too oddly shaped for off the shelf tanks that size Can you get small custom bladder tanks made? And how awful expensive are they?

thanks!
__________________
CoolBeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 07:27   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Norfolk, VA
Boat: Ranger 33
Posts: 51
Re: Integral Water tank into Settee's

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailorman Ed View Post
The Polynesia 12m cats have the 400l tanks molded in as the seat with 6 large inspection /fill ports and the pickup in the center. They had a mold for it so the exterior is finished. My only complaint is the difficulty in running lines from the Bimini to collect rain water.
Ed
Sweet! Since they are built in, have you had any issues with sweating on the outside when the weather turns?
__________________
CoolBeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2016, 08:03   #9
Registered User
 
lonesoldier0408's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Boat: Luger, Southwind, 21
Posts: 324
Integral Water tank into Settee's

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolBeans View Post
The portion of the locker I wanted to convert to tankage is a odd wedge shape. Roughly 27" X 14" X 30" long. With some deconstruction I might be able to squeeze in a Ronco tank that is a long prism shape, 20 gallons. The built in volume should be 25+. I'd prefer plastic tanks, but trying to find them that maximize the available volume isn't always possible. Like the tank in my boat already, 20 gallon rectangle. When I pulled it to clean it, the cavity volume was closer to 35 gallons. It's just that the settee where it sits is just a little too oddly shaped for off the shelf tanks that size Can you get small custom bladder tanks made? And how awful expensive are they?



thanks!

I saw, the use of previously prepared, fiberglass panels used to construct an odd shaped fuel tank, in a fuel tank topic of the forum.
__________________

__________________
lonesoldier0408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a Booth / Settee Extemporaneous Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25 15-06-2016 03:26
Cleaning an integral keel diesel tank stillbuilding Engines and Propulsion Systems 21 30-04-2014 03:29
Converting Integral Fiberglass Water Tank to Diesel sv.Crake Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10 19-04-2011 07:46
New Fabric for Settee - HELP?! schoonerdog Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17 15-02-2009 17:29
No settee? infopubs Liveaboard's Forum 24 01-06-2007 09:33


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.