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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