The damaged water tank at El Nido had eight cracks, some quite longWater is a precious/expensive commodity in this region, and tanks are not cheap. I thought it was a bit of a stretch to get this size tank structurally sound for the gallons it would hold. And how do you test it?
In my Royal Navy days we used to say “float test it” when things were beyond repair and you threw it overboard and watched it sink as you steamed away.
I thought of this and: Instead of checking for water leaking from the fibreglass repair (messy job with fibreglass matting and mixing gel with hardener) we could check for water breaching the repair and getting in. Carry the tank to the pool, force it down and float test it – a plan that a not-totally convinced Stu went with
It was a bit of fun and we had to get in the pool to get the tank back out. It passed the float test though.
It’s been a quiet week on the Costa Calida, Just the intercambio sessions on Wednesday and Friday, a bit of paddle boarding in Bolnuevo, some more progress on the army tank at the museum (Stu merrily cranked away on the engine hoist even when it was not connected – no blisters he boasted at the cafe).