10-2019 SV Panache
We took our dive tanks to the STH Marine shop at Marina Taina. I asked for a visual inspection. Without consulting me, they decided to do a pressure test and a valve inspection as well. We got the tanks back and loaded them onto the boat. We didn’t use them until we got to Bora. Once we got there, we found that the valves on 3 of the tanks were faulty, rendering the tanks unusable. The problem was that they had only tightened the packing nut by hand. The nut needs to have 60 ft-lbs of torque! Take your tanks to Nautisport for service.