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57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

Hi Dot (or any fellow owner who stops by!),

I have a 2008 vintage 57' Simon Piper Narrowboat with the fresh water tank in the bow, filled through a brass connection under a square hinged cover. I'm guessing that this is a standard feature. My stored water is always clear and fresh tasting and I treat the tank annually with Elsan fresh water tank cleaner but, with the boat approaching 8 this year, I'm wondering about the tank construction and whether any deeper maintenance is required?

Re: 57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

Sounds as though you're doing it right - as long as the water is clear and fresh tasting your regular maintenance is all you need.

Hope you have a good cruising season.

Re: 57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

Thanks Dot, your advice is much appreciated and so the same treatment is now done again for the new season. Whilst it's in my mind though, can you cast any light on the construction of the tank for future reference?

Re: 57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

Hi which boat is it? Normally they are an integral steel tank although occasionally stainless tanks were spec'd by owners.

Re: 57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

Hi Andrea, thanks for contributing. My boat (Driftin') is a trad stern 57' nb built in 2008 and, as I understand it, she's one of a run of 'off the shelf' boats done at that time.

Re: 57' Narrowboat - Fresh Water Tank Maintenance

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9 year old standard steel tank - untouched since new

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