Water Tank Woes
Small leak became larger and sleuthing lead to the molded fiberglass water tank. The tank is 108" long, 27" wide, located in the aft stateroom under the bed and conforms to the bilge shape. Only access is 16" x 16" that is at the forward end. Upon opening the inspection plate it became clear it has already received attention at some point in the past. Other than the access plate the only way to expose the tank would be to remove the bed, the 225 gallon diesel tank under the bed, and cut open the floor to expose the top of the tank. There are at least 2 baffles in the tank. My research suggests this is not unusual for Californian yachts, flexing and oil canning of 150 gallons of water for 30 years has resulted in weakened seams and joints.
Is there a spray-in potable water tank lining anywhere on the market for this kind of circumstance? Anyone doing it? We're in the PNW and easy access to Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, etc.
Thanks in advance.