Originally Posted by HowieE
Step back for a bit.
It is too early to tell. Drain the tank and wait of the drip to stop. This may take some time depending if the insulation, other than at the tank got wet. The tank is encased in Styrofoam and will not hold water. Once thing have settled down slowly fill the tank through the line that feeds the pump. Disconnect at the pump and make a connection to a garden hose. By back weeding the tank this way you are eliminating the fill tube, which may be loose at the tank connection. If it leaks this way you know it is the tank.
Once you determine if it is the tank and not the fill tube you can decide what to do.
If it is the tank and you have the ability to drop the belly pan do so and look around. An ABS tank can be fiber-glassed. Not sure about a poly tank.
$700.00 without them even knowing waht the problem is sounds like a Profit Center to me
I believe I overpressurized my tank filling it with water and popped a seam. I had a garden hose tightly fitted into the fresh water inlet and pulled it off in a big hurry when I saw the inside floor bulging upward. I got a 6 foot geyser of water out of the inlet.
In any event it leaks now and appears to be be getting worse. Leaks from the belly pan port and starboard for several days. I will try the fill through the water pump hose trick and see what happens.
If the leak turns out to be a fitting or line and not the tank is there a fix short of dropping the tank?
How big a job is dropping a tank on my 71?