Yesterday I reinstalled the fuel tank and connected up all the hoses and connections. Although the installation was simple enough it wasn't an easy job because the tank is sited behind the engine and aft of the access panel in the cockpit floor making work difficult.
This morning I filled the fuel tank with diesel as far as half way up the filler pipe. This means that the diesel level is well above the tank. I checked the top of the tank (where the leaks have been fixed) immediately, and later today around 5pm. All is well so far without a hint of diesel fuel. You can see the fuel tank in the bottom photo in the background. If the tank shows no signs of leaks tomorrow I will replace and re-seal the cockpit floor and continue with a couple of other jobs.
The main jobs are: 1 - Reconditioning one of the hand operated bilge pumps. 2 - Installation of the new stove. 3 - Haul out for a scrub and anti - fouling paint. Then I will be sailing. Can't wait.