Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
On Summer Love SM340, there's an inspection access cover for the fresh water tank underneath the blue galley floorboard between the fridge and the washing machine. You remove this floorboard by lifting the hinged floorboard in front of the washing machine, reaching underneath the galley floorboard and unscrewing a single knob-bolt. After lifting this floorboard, you'll find (along with every crumb that has fallen onto the galley floor for the last 10 years) a varnished board held by two long threaded rods with nuts & washers, which clamp a fiberglass panel to the inside top of the tank. Loosen the nuts, but leave at least one of them on the rod, or you'll drop the fiberglass panel and the rods into the tank (the rods are long, so you can maneuver the panel clear without having to remove both of the nuts). There's an oval rubber sealing gasket between the panel and the inside of the tank lid, but it will not fall off as long as one rod still
connects the panel to the varnished board. After you get this contraption clear, you'll be looking into the 3rd of 4 partitioned tank sections. DO NOT LET YOUR WIFE LOOK INTO THE TANK, or you'll then have to drop what you're doing to steam-clean and decontaminate it before you're ever allowed to sleep again!
Reassembly is straight forward, except that you may need a few clamps to contact cement the gasket back onto the fiberglass panel. If it's loose, it's a real challenge to get it into the right spot to ensure a proper seal while you re-tighten the nuts.
I think there are supposed to be inspection covers on all four tank partitions, but this is by far the easiest to get at. An added bonus is you can check your keel bolts at the bottom of the tank.
Currently in Grenada
From: Kent Robertson <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Refrigeration Cooling
Was wondering about how I'd get access to the tank. Thanks Gene.
On Jan 29, 2013, at 9:05 PM, Gene Carter firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have been using a Isotherm water cooled unit using my on-board water supply for the past 12 years.
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