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Old 07 August 2013, 18:11   #1
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Surgery required - The Nashers revenge

Following last weeks dismal weather we've had a good few days mucking about in our spiritual home - Start Bay.

The Nashers Revenge, my 6.5M Ocean, has been going great with it's DT200EFI, and handled some interesting seas outside Dartmouth Harbour on a couple of days.

All was well until this evening.
Had a great run back across the bay, having seen seals off start point and a dolphin in Dartmouth Harbour right up by the lower ferry.
Recovered at the higher ferry slip to a huge smell of petrol, took out the bung from the transom to see what was in the bilge and had petrol absolutely pouring out.
Looks like the built-in stainless steel under deck 130l fuel tank has split.

Managed to siphon out @40l, which will keep the younger Nashers Bombard 380 and Suzi 9.9 going for quite a while, but when we get home I'll have to cut out the Jockey seats, followed by a huge hole in the deck and get the tank out to be repaired or replaced.
Followed of course by putting it all back together neatly.

When I stuck a wooden wind break pole down the fuel gauge hole to see how much was in it I could move a large piece of metal around in the bottom of the tank, so it looks like a baffle has come loose somehow, either tearing a weld and causing a hole or causing the leak another way.

Anyway, she's now laid up for the rest of the holiday, and you guys can expect a thread with pictures sometime over the coming months showing progress on changing it.

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Old 07 August 2013, 18:23   #2
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Old 07 August 2013, 18:24   #3
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Ouch!!!
That's a bugger, although I don't think the seas are to blame.
Well you'll have an interesting winter cutting out the old tank & installing a new one - that's a new and long post - pictures please.
Does this mean you'rre taking over the little Nashers' pride & joy for the rest of the week???
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Old 07 August 2013, 18:28   #4
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Can you not drain the fuel and run it on plastic tanks up on the deck for the rest of the season?
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Old 07 August 2013, 18:46   #5
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Can you not drain the fuel and run it on plastic tanks up on the deck for the rest of the season?
+1 if you are down for any time I could lend you 2 X 25lt tanks and hose to keep you on the water, I'm in Salcombe till Sunday if it helps?
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If you need some bits of stainless give me a shout

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sounds like a nightmare, good luck with the repairs if I lived closer I'd be happy to give you hand, but think its a bit too far even for me
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Stainless stress fractures - we always insisted on Aluminium for our race boat tanks......
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