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Old 08-19-2016, 08:50 AM
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Crack in X Star(2006) KGB ballast tank

I have somehow got a small (about 2inches) long vettical crack in the KGB ballast tank on the front wall. It would seem that the only way to remove the tank to replace or repair would require the deck and hull to be seperated Not going there!!!
So my questions are

What material is this tank made from ?
Any suggestions on what compound to use to repair the crack?
Has anyone had a similar problem as I cannot work out how this could have happened.
I think the tank is made from poly carbonate ... but not sure. This is a problem to work with as it appears nothing sticks to this type of plastic?

It really is annoying as the ballast leaks into the bilge and then the bilge pumps switches on every couple of minutes and one needs to top up the KGB every 30 minutes or so.
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Steve
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:54 AM
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There is a way to weld poly. A friend of mine's 07 X-2 kgb tank cracked on top. They were able to get access to it thought his bilge opening and weld it without splitting the deck. It would all depend on the location as to whether that is feasible for you.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:01 AM
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If you can't access it, I'd cut it out and put a bag in there
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:57 PM
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If you can't access it, I'd cut it out and put a bag in there
how much floor do you have to remove to lift the tank out?
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:31 PM
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From what I understand you cut the tank up into little peices and bring them out. Then install a bag in the floor. I know of a number of people that have had to cut out leaky hard tanks. The nice thing is you can put bigger bags in.
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