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    Fresh water system puzzle solved.-gctid340359

    Well we have had the boat for a little over two months now. Getting things worked out and chasing one elusive problem on the fresh water system among other problems. We were having the mid ship bilge fill with water and having to pump it out every other day.No matter what I did or where I looked I could not find the leak. Well I finally decided yesterday that I had to tear up the carpet in the master to get at the lower tank. There are two fresh water tanks, a 130 gallon tank under the master bed forward and a 70 gallon tank located under the master stateroom floor. One of the previous owners who had the bow thruster installed had the system modified where the larger tank empties into the smaller tank and the system then draws from the lower tank. I thought the fact that the lower tank being pressurized by the 130 gallon head feeding it was my source for the leak. After pealing the glued carpet up and unbolting a hatch I found nothing. Argh.So I am digging in another compartment where a coil of high pressure hose for the installed pressure washer is located and in forcing it out of the confines I see a drip. Sure enough the hose had been damaged by a clamp holding the hose against the bulkhead and the pressure from the coiled pressure washer hose. The drips were not visible before because they were masked by the confines of the compartment. Another problem solved.Well today our pressure pump kept cycling. Wasn't sure why. It is a 120 volt motor driving a large water pump which pressurizes a tank. The pump is in the engine room and hard to access without opening the floor hatches in the salon. So I pull up the salon carpet to access the engine room, luckily it is not glued down and into the aft engine room I go and I found the hose pictured below between the pump and the tank. Wonder why it was leaking. So I replaced it and the pump hasn't cycled once since.I found another section of hose between a supply shutoff valve and the pump that has even more connections in it, but ran out of hose so that is another project for tomorrow. Interesting what some people will do to repair things. But once I replace the last piece of hose the fresh water system is done.Just wanted to share my little puzzle.

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    Patrick and Patti
    4588 Pilothouse 1991
    12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
    M/V "Paloma"
    MMSI # 338142921

    #2
    Good work Sherlock. Isn't it fun playing detective? Seems I am always running down some issue somewhere. Glad you got it fixed.

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      #3
      Thanks Greg,

      Ya it is great when you find them, but sometimes the journey can be an almighty trial.
      Patrick and Patti
      4588 Pilothouse 1991
      12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
      M/V "Paloma"
      MMSI # 338142921

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        #4
        dang that's ugly!!.....are you sure the other folks that owned your boat before you knew anything about boats??....glad you found the leaking..I've really been worried about you guys and that leak.....one down...20 more to go!!..

        :arr arr

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          #5
          Thanks Steve, but it is only 6 more to go.
          Patrick and Patti
          4588 Pilothouse 1991
          12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
          M/V "Paloma"
          MMSI # 338142921

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