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Jim Godlewski
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fresh water tank

Post by Jim Godlewski » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:25 pm

Our 1970 Connie project has the original metal fresh water tank. Should we consider replacing this with a modern tank for better water quality? Now is the time to address this...
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Re: fresh water tank

Post by dag55 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:43 am

Yes. Cannot think of water to be "fresh" in a 45 year old metal tank :roll: , not if You intend to use it for drinking water. I'll go for a new plastic tank with a man hole for inspection and cleaning.
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Re: fresh water tank

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:57 am

Not sure what metal was used in 1970, but I know the fresh water tank in my 1966 Lyman was galvanized with zinc as a component of the galvanizing. It also has very nice welds and some solder at seams and quite possibly some lead is in those. I still use this tank, but only for hand washing in the galley sink, I do not use it for drinking or ice and there's no shower on board.

If you are using it for other than hand washing, I think you should update it with a modern alternative. Pleasure boating should not be hazardous to your health.
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Re: fresh water tank

Post by Bilge Rat » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:25 am

BTW, I enjoyed your restoration pics of the Sportsman. My first restoration project was the same boat, a 1955 CC-17-2061. Brought back a lot of memories seeing the same steps I took.
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Re: fresh water tank

Post by Jim Godlewski » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:20 am

Bilge Rat wrote:BTW, I enjoyed your restoration pics of the Sportsman. My first restoration project was the same boat, a 1955 CC-17-2061. Brought back a lot of memories seeing the same steps I took.
Thank you for looking at the photos. My brother John and I worked on Tight Lines for 11 years. She turned out great!.
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