Thursday, December 11, 2008

I fought the tank and the tank won......


The Clash - I Fought The Law





OK, the tank is NOT coming out. After an hour with a sawzall, a jig saw and an angle grinder, jammed in a 20 inch high space I had removed the top of the tank. The rest would have taken two years, 4 fingers, possibly an eye and part of an ear. An the saying goes; "He who fights and runs away will live to run away another day". I am now the proud owner of an aluminum lined, bilge, rum storage cellar.

2 comments:

rj said...

wow. Interesting tank installation. Is that aluminum lined, glassed in plywood?

Besides holding rum, maybe you could have a tank made that slips inside the old one?

The Incredible Hull said...

No, its a well made aluminum tank, proper baffles etc.. They then dropped it deep in the bilge and foamed, at least parts of it, in place. The design and construction were fine until some genius decided that foaming a tank in place was the way to go. Once any moisture got between the foam and the tank = crevice corrosion. I thought of the inside tank option but access is difficult. Also, once you have been to Venezuela and discovered good rum at $1.35 a bottle, rum stowage takes on a whole new priority.