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Date Posted: - Sunday - 07/27/08 - 7:34pm
Author: Tom Burke
Subject: Desiel problem concovered
In reply to: Randall, Murre, M31 's message, "Some other thoughts" on - Monday - 07/ 7/08 - 11:00pm

Having had the tank pressurized, there is a leak in the seam. It is a relatively new tank but of the same size as the original so there are the same problems in taking it out. My current thought is to not repeat building a problem into the boat. Rather, I am thinking of having it cut out and the tank replaced with one that will slip into the space. All calculations seem to mean that will be a smaller tank. On balance, a smaller tank in trade for a smaller problem seems a good choice.

My thanks for all the thoughts.

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[> [> [> original tank -- Randall, - Sunday - 07/27/08 - 10:53pm


If your tank actually is the original size (and assuming your original is the same size as my original), then it should slide out.

See my project article on the MOA board.

After removing the cockpit well sole and after removing the tank brace on the starboard side, slide the tank amidships and lift straight up. Now don't that sound easy? :)

Good luck.


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[> [> [> [> taking out the tank -- Tom Burke, - Monday - 07/28/08 - 12:05am

That still sounds like we have to cut out the cockpit and then rebuild it. I will, however, read your project.

My thanks,


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[> [> [> [> [> correct -- Randall, - Monday - 07/28/08 - 12:44am

Sorry if that wasn't clear.

But that may be easier than cutting the old one out and inserting a smaller tank with out touching the cockpit.

Easy for me to say!

Here's a serious question for you and the board: can a welded tank (whatever metal) that's got a leak at the seam and that ISN'T corroded from the inside, as the old ones are, be fixed? Or is it always just kill it and move on?


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[> [> [> [> [> [> suggested solution -- Tom Burke, - Tuesday - 07/29/08 - 1:58pm

I have availability to many who could weld aluminum but not sure if that is a viable solution. My yard is suggesting a put a 30 gal tank on the port side and leave the problem tank in there. That would add about 260 lbs when the tank is filled. The water tank is on the starboard side so this might balance. I can do that job for about $300. Thoughts? and my many thanks for your inputs.

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