Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh water tanks
christian alby <calbyy@...>
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I am the owner of the Maramu n° 116 (1982) & did some extensive refit on a boat which had suffered poor maintenance during teh last 10 years.
When reinforcing the bottom with époxy we found osmosis on the link between the GRP & the keel ; we opened up all teh tanks & found that the gel coat lining the Inside of teh tanks had cracked & broken letting fresh water seep through to create internal osmosis .
Cleaned, sanded & applied 3 layers of gelcoat resin suitable for drinking water on the two tanks aft for fresh water refill (cap. about 700 liters)
Isolated the 3 forward tanks . Forward as spare dry storage & two center ones as drinking water fed directly fro separate hose leading to tap Under the sinks.
Our desalinator is a Raiman – independent unit running on gas engine – giving 60 L/hr (easy to store in cockpit hatch).
Guess bad taste might come from gelcoat deterioration & slight osmosis (vinegar flavour ?).
Christian alby – Desirade VIII – Maramu 116 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Provenance : Courrier pour Windows 10
De : smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]
Envoyé le :jeudi 2 novembre 2017 09:50
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Objet :[Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh water tanks