As you may know, narrow boats have reasonably large water tanks - usually in the bow which provide storage for the boat's occupants needs.
On Ellis, we've increased the size of the water tank from somewhere around 300, to 500 litres. The tank is going to be stainless steel as a posed to mild steel to avoid the need for painting. When I say painting, I don't mean picasso style - I mean an unpleasant job that involves some poor soul having to fold themselves up and squeeze into the tank in order to apply a "safe" paint product to the interior surface every few years.
Stainless steel, 'generally' means a maintenance free tank - except for perhaps the odd bleach tablet if required ... chances are, we'll flush ours out regularly enough to avoid that anyway.
ALL that said, given the general method of filling the water tank is by dragging a skanky bit of hosepipe across the tow-path to a tap and then shoving it down the filler tube - it's
Our good friend compromise is paying a visit again... IF we had plenty of money, we'd be having this