by Mark Bradshaw
As I was remodelling the galley on Mersonary I took the opportunity to move the water tank from forward under the forepeak to under the galley.
By cutting a new hatch hole in the bunk top directly under the cooker I opened up the unused void space last seen in 1978 – thus releasing vintage Essex air in the process, yuk!
The resulting space nicely accomodates the 100 litre rectangular Plastimo bag tank whilst liberating room forward. I also now have an attractive fixed portlight in the head where the old filler point was (now moved to starboard sidedeck ahead of main bulkhead).
Less weight forward when tank full, weight now low down & close to CoG.
Uses previously unused space.
Shorter pipe runs to and from tank – less hose & easier to pump!
Opportunity to use Rotozip.
The only down side is having to cut a new filler hole in the deck – no great chore.