29′ Chapparal 2900 with leaking fuel tank – tank removal and repair
This vessel was one we performed some stern drive and antifoul work to prior to christmas and noticed a fuel stench and leak in the bilge. As we do with all vessels we perform work on, we checked out the issue and after inserting our fibre optic camera into the tank cavity we where able to note major pitting of the aluminium tank near its base causing a constant fuel leak that rendered the vessel unsafe for use. The boat was stored for a period of time and is now under repair by our skilled team.
In order to access the tank both engines required removal along with the genset and other ancillary devices located in the mid area of the vessel. a large portion of the aft cabin was removed to gain access to the tank also. The tank was drained and filled with water and retardant to ensure no residual fuel vapours where present, and work commenced. The tank is now at our workshop and a new tank will be built to spec before being fitted back into the vessel where we will replace all removed portions of the vessel better than new.
View the images of the process below.
This Job was completed with great success and satisfaction.