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    Moving the water inlet on my 2004 305 - help!-gctid346171

    I want to move my fresh water inlet to the port side of my 305. I have seen this done and explained in great detail on here before, but I don't remember where! Help! Can anyone point me in the right direct?

    Many thanks in advance!

    #2
    I know someone said they went inside the maintenance locker (in the aft cabin where the water heater is) and relocated it up there on the port side. No way my butt could fit in there sitting up I would get too claustrophobic.

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      #3
      I remember that - I just can't remember who it was. Hate it when that happens!

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        #4
        wfarr wrote:
        I remember that - I just can't remember who it was. Hate it when that happens!
        Theyll post.

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          #5
          I doubt I am the only one but I did add a second water on the port side.

          http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=17377

          I tee'd into the Starboard side fill hose near the water tank. I then ran to the port side above the floor but under the steps. I opened up a hole through the wall of the head. The hose then ran under the head floor into the mid cabin mechanical space. The hose then runs up the aft head wall up into the Port side to the level of the power inlets but about 2 feet forward of the inlets.

          Now I did shinny my fat arse into the side to Port of the water heater. But you could put your access hole in and then just feed the hose in, attach it to the inlet fitting and then secure the fitting with screws and not need to get into the hull side. The only concern is actually securing the hose to the inlet. I would make as small a hole as necessary and maybe just notch for the screw on the clamp. You want to be careful to keep the hole small enough to hide behind the inlet flange.

          Also as a note a wiring fish can be helpful to get the hose under the head floor.
          Jim McNeely
          New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
          Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
          Brighton, Michigan USA
          MMSI # 367393410

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            #6
            I thought that was you Jim. Thanks for the info! Do you have any pictures of the steps involved in the install? Thanks-

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              #7
              Sorry no pics that really would help you.

              The tricky part is getting the hose under the floor of the head. I removed the stairs and drilled a hole with a hole saw down at floor level in the head wall about 3" from the corner. I then used a fish tape to establish the path way under the head floor.

              I think I removed the wood base the Air Conditioning raw water pump sits on to better access under the head floor from the mechanical space. I may have had to drill a hole in the bulkhead behind the head, but am not 100% sure it was about 4 years ago.

              I won't have access to the boat until April 1.
              Jim McNeely
              New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
              Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
              Brighton, Michigan USA
              MMSI # 367393410

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