Yeah OK I hear ya all.
Why can't I fix it?? Well I have tired everything I can think of externaly. But obviously the leak/s are somewhere I can not get at. The tank spans the entire hull
and half is under the Galley
. There is no way of getting at that part without ripping out the galley
and that would mean a total rebuild
which I ain't doin. The tank is also devided in two with a large baffle, so I can not get at the side under the Galley. If I could, I would have considered a thorough cleaning
and a good coating of some paint
on membrane. All the plumbing
is connected to that hidden half of the tank as well. So getting a bladder in there is also impossible. This tank effectively divides the bilge
areas in two seperate sections. This is a large empty bilge
area infron and one behind. Plumbing
enters the tank both sides. There is good access to both sides. So I thought I could put two new smaller holding tanks
each side so as the plumbing could be connected.
I most likely will still go with the new tanks idea, but I just wondered about what to do with this space. Of course, filling the tank to the top with water may then mean I have water leaking from it into the bilge.
I suspect the tank has never been plastered correctly in the very beginning and I have a few small hairline cracks somewhere. The gas weeps through, but you only need a weep of that stuff to drive you out of the boat