Bertrand's water tank project
The following are excerpts from Bertrand's e-mails
I should get my new bladder tank in a few days now If anyone is interested I can provide some photos and more detailed steps. I am glad to have found a group of Allmand owners I look forward to exchange any info available.
I have access to the keel tank right in mid ship on the floor board by the main salon aft of the mast. One pic is a top view I was standing over the opening, note I have installed an 6" inspection port on the bottom of the tank to check the top of the keel from time to time (when the bladder will be empty) Before I cut of a hole in the top of the tank, I tried to do some exterior repair to the tank, but I had a feeling that they was something wrong inside. In my case I can tell you that the tank was deteriorating inside and water was sipping thru the keel and into the bilge, (see pic#2 inside the tank)
Click here to see a drawing of the size of the keel tank.