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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 07, 2015 04:07 AM #26

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Diveguy,

Where did you purchase bladder and who is manufacturer? Nice job thanks for pics.

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 07, 2015 11:52 AM #27

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Capt. Poppie wrote:
Diveguy,

Where did you purchase bladder and who is manufacturer? Nice job thanks for pics.

Bill

The one one I installed was made by Plastimo: www.plastimo.com/en/reservoirs-souples-pour-eau-douce-9552.html

You're local marine supplier should be able to order you one. I have a friend who is a distributor for this supplier so I got his price: stright-mackay.com/sm-catalogue.
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 07, 2015 12:02 PM #28

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Diveguy,

Thanks, I am removing mine tomorrow. So i will order bladder today. Did you install bladder on the plywood or put some sought of cushioning down first?

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 07, 2015 06:56 PM #29

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Capt. Poppie wrote:
Diveguy,

Thanks, I am removing mine tomorrow. So i will order bladder today. Did you install bladder on the plywood or put some sought of cushioning down first?

thanks

Your existing tank already sits on a plywood base. I just placed the bladder on it as per the pictures. I didn't even secure it and it doesn’t seem to move . You maybe able to remove that base an lay it between the stringers but you'd need to make a channel to keep it from interfering with the forward bilge. Make sure you screw the plywood top under the mattress back down if using the existing tank base as the fill hose elbow on top of the bladder will push up against it once full.

Take some pictures of your project as others will be interested.

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 07, 2015 10:57 PM #30

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Trevor,

Just got back from removing tank. I am going to remove the lower plywood just so I can clean out the bilge area. I will end up reinstalling lower wood and installing bladder as you stated. I will take pics, and post them. Thanks for the help

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 08, 2015 01:08 AM #31

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Yes, I took the opportunity to clean and paint the bilge when I removed the base. Good plan.


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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 09, 2015 07:48 PM #32

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Trevor,

Is there any problems with the use of the bladder. I don't see a vent line. Is that even needed?

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 09, 2015 08:26 PM #33

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Capt. Poppie wrote:
Trevor,

Is there any problems with the use of the bladder. I don't see a vent line. Is that even needed?

Bill

I've not had any issues bill. The bladder does not need a vent line as it collapses as the water is drawn out if that makes sense.
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 09, 2015 08:29 PM #34

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Yes it does!

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 14, 2015 10:23 PM #35

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I just removed my tank. Took it straight out the bedroom window. Several areas with minor leaks and corrosion. Cleaned the bilge and ordered a Plastimo bladder from HMP. Im wondering about support along the sides and worried about screws puncturing it. The new bladder should be in early next week. Can't wait! Running water is awesome!
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Jul 15, 2015 02:14 AM #36

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Hi Trevor

I had a leaking in my water tank but only when it was full
I determined it to be leaking from the water level sensor and all three of the access covers on the tank they were screwed down using Plumbers Putty (the grey plastercene stuff)
I stripped off the old putty cleaned everything up (scraped and soaped) then cleaned out the tanks with a bleach solution and revealed the tanks with silicone
Solved my problem
Which was there only when the tanks were full
I hope this helps
Patrick
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3270 Fresher Water Tank Replacement Advice May 23, 2016 01:11 AM #37

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I am a new owner of a 1991 3288 in La Conner, WA. After 40 years of sailing I've decided to see what life is like not at a heel.
The questions about the fresh water tank and eventual problems. What would be the possibility of leaving the original tank shell in place, cutting the top out to what ever dimension would work and place a bladder inside the shell of the old tank? Am I nuts?
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3270 Fresher Water Tank Replacement Advice May 23, 2016 01:36 AM #38

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Doorman wrote:
I am a new owner of a 1991 3288 in La Conner, WA. After 40 years of sailing I've decided to see what life is like not at a heel.
The questions about the fresh water tank and eventual problems. What would be the possibility of leaving the original tank shell in place, cutting the top out to what ever dimension would work and place a bladder inside the shell of the old tank? Am I nuts?

You'd also need to cut the baffles inside the tank. Not sure what advantage you'd gain by doing this. Far easier to pull out the tank.

Oh. And welcome to the forum!
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Feb 16, 2017 04:52 AM #39

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What's the cost of the collapsible tank?
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Feb 16, 2017 09:27 PM #40

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IslandHop wrote:
What's the cost of the collapsible tank?

They're made by Plastimo and mine cost under $200. If the inside bladder were to leak it can be replaced for about $80.
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Apr 15, 2017 01:54 AM #41

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I just replaced my tank with a Ronco 80 gallon pre-fab tank. It barely fits but I'm happy. Still need to purchase new hoses, connect and check for leaks.

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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Apr 21, 2017 11:04 AM #42

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Can you tell me which Ronco model tank you used?

Thanks Alan
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3270 Fresh Water Tank Replacement Advice Apr 21, 2017 12:15 PM #43

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www.ardemco.com/b299hd-80-ga-waste-water-tank-76-x-28-x-10/

This is who I purchased from because i could pick it up from them saving $$$ in shipping. The size is 76x28x10
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