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Old 09-10-2015, 22:01   #31
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Nice, that even looks right.

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Hi, try Facebook group Boats and Boat bits for sale - it is a very popular Soth African design. One of the members should be able to point you in the right direction. Mike
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I just googled Viavcity 24 and came up with tons of info on it. Great boat for those dates of hughtidal swings when you sit on the bottom at lowtides. Opens a lot of area for you to sail in...
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Are you sure that's a water tank? It just looks like storage. Is there a fill hose, vent and water plumbing all coming from it?

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Old 10-10-2015, 14:50   #35
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Yes, the fill hose comes in there high and the sink supply leaves low. I overlooked the inlet and outlet at first and assumed that it was storage myself. Upon closer examination, i can see that someone tried to make a seal with silicon caulk, and there are telltale remains of a duct tape craftsman as well.

There is a flexible triangular tank that I think will fit it, so I have a very viable option.

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Yes, the fill hose comes in there high and the sink supply leaves low. I overlooked the inlet and outlet at first and assumed that it was storage myself. Upon closer examination, i can see that someone tried to make a seal with silicon caulk, and there are telltale remains of a duct tape craftsman as well.

There is a flexible triangular tank that I think will fit it, so I have a very viable option.

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Flexi tanks fail. I'd install a 4" Py-Hi in the lid for access, and then glass it on.
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Flexi tanks fail. I'd install a 4" Py-Hi in the lid for access, and then glass it on.
Is there any way to stop the taste of the grp container? I went to flexi to stop the nasty taste. With the flexi I ran a few lots of water through it and added 1% bleach for the first 2 flush throughs. No taste.
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Is there any way to stop the taste of the grp container? I went to flexi to stop the nasty taste. With the flexi I ran a few lots of water through it and added 1% bleach for the first 2 flush throughs. No taste.
Use a potable water tank coating. Several have been listed on the forum. Can be difficult to source in small amounts. I find there usually isn't much taste in a molded gelcoated tank. Is it bare glass?
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Use a potable water tank coating. Several have been listed on the forum. Can be difficult to source in small amounts. I find there usually isn't much taste in a molded gelcoated tank. Is it bare glass?
It was on the Seawych. I recall it had a gelcoat. Was about a 15 gallon container. I dont think it had a coating. Just Gelcoat.
Tasted plastic/acidic/kept.
Wondering now if it could have been the pipes.
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It was on the Seawych. I recall it had a gelcoat. Was about a 15 gallon container. I dont think it had a coating. Just Gelcoat.
Tasted plastic/acidic/kept.
Wondering now if it could have been the pipes.
it most certainly can be the pipes if they are not drinking water quality.
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About 20 yrs agoin ft lauderdaledale I met Ian McNair, Who had sailed a 26 ft westerly twin keel from Australia, He liked the twin keel for anchoring where there is unknown tide change. Last word was he was in Panama,-- sv raggedy ann
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Yeah, she's a bit of an odd duck, but the more I sail her, the more I get to like her and her tubby ways. She's not going to win any races, that's for sure.

Another question: where would I look for used, make and model specific parts? Is there a network of breakers/salvage yards that I can access? (I've done this for motorcycles in the past.)

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Yeah, she's a bit of an odd duck, but the more I sail her, the more I get to like her and her tubby ways. She's not going to win any races, that's for sure.

Another question: where would I look for used, make and model specific parts? Is there a network of breakers/salvage yards that I can access? (I've done this for motorcycles in the past.)

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Luckily, sailboats don't have very many model specific parts (if any). It's one advantage over cars. The manufacturer makes the glass hull and then buys all the bits and bobs that go on it, usually from large manufacturers that service many different boat manufacturers.

So all the rigging, sails, mast, steering, engine, lights, stove, electronics, head, plumbing, etc. will be from other manufacturers.
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An unfortunate exception is the stern rail. I have found a few online used parts dealers, but no luck so far. I may have to fabricate a stern rail based off of photos and so forth. I have a friend who is an accomplished welder, ( I don't do stainless. ) so it's probably going to be a winter project.

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You are right. Not much chance of finding one. You'll have to find a welder. You don't need to make it look like the original. Let your creative juices flow.

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