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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smorgie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 16 at 10:35pm
Thanks Rupert that makes sense now. 

So the water leaks in through the floor because that isn't bonded to the tank any more and because the tanks aren't bonded to the hull any more the water gets into the gets up into the tank.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 16 at 9:34pm
Not sure I quite got my head round that. Any water that gets into the boat will leak into the tanks where they have split from the tanks. Unless the tanks are also leaking through old screw holes or cracks elsewhere too, when water may well leak out of the tanks into the boat!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 16 at 6:54pm
Unless you are actually sure that the floor-tank join is the problem, start by checking with pressure, using a pump through the bung hole and some soapy water around the possible problem points - hatches, bungs and any fittings screwed to the tanks as well as the joints. We did this on an old Wayfarer and were amazed at how much the supposedly filled holes from old fittings leaked.
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