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    Thanks for your responses to my previous post!

    Still trying to locate the leak. I now suspect a problem near the hot water heater.

    Another embarrassing question.....the Bayliner manual indicates that the heater is accessed through the storage cupboard in the master head. We have a small, shallow cupboard next to the vacuflush head but I do not see an access point there.

    Does anyone know how to get at the water heater on the 5788?

    Thanks

    #2
    you remove the screws holding the storage cupboard in place,,,pull it out and climb in the hole,,it would probally be another cabin on a 38,,lots of room..
    84-38,,86-38,,89-45,,97-47,,99-47,,01-47,,05-540,, 04-411 meridian and 11 others,, all gone ,,now 04 -490 ,,sidney,,vancouver island.

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      #3
      +1 on removing linen cabinet in Master Head. 4 screws (top and bottom either side inside the cabinet doors. Close toilet lid and put a towel or something on it to protect it. Once you pull the cabinet straight out, you'll probably want to set it down on the toilet while you get yourself situated to pick it up again, pivot, and go out the head door with it. Helps if someone is standing outside to take it from you and sit it on the bed. Not only does this give you access to the water heater, but also the shower/sink sump & pump. Did not see your first post, but if you have water in your mid bilge, could be the water heater leaking, a leak or non-functional sump pump, or the same for the guest head sump & pump which is located under floor hatch in hallway. Of course, holding tank and vacuflush pumps are also located in that bilge too (ick). Hope this helps. dr

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        #4
        The leak turned out to be coming from a nylon fitting on the water heater....cracks and pinholes.

        Discovered it by listening for rushing water in various places on the boat.

        Removed the cupboard and VOILA!

        A $4.00 part and several hours of hunting and we're back in business.

        Thanks so much for all the support!

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          #5
          druebush wrote:
          +1 on removing linen cabinet in Master Head. 4 screws (top and bottom either side inside the cabinet doors. Close toilet lid and put a towel or something on it to protect it. Once you pull the cabinet straight out, you'll probably want to set it down on the toilet while you get yourself situated to pick it up again, pivot, and go out the head door with it. Helps if someone is standing outside to take it from you and sit it on the bed. Not only does this give you access to the water heater, but also the shower/sink sump & pump. Did not see your first post, but if you have water in your mid bilge, could be the water heater leaking, a leak or non-functional sump pump, or the same for the guest head sump & pump which is located under floor hatch in hallway. Of course, holding tank and vacuflush pumps are also located in that bilge too (ick). Hope this helps. dr
          I cannot imagine having to take apart a cabinet to get to the water heater, and shower sump pump.

          Am I misunderstanding something?

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          www.transferswitch4less.com

          Whats the weather like on our boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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            #6
            The water heater on the 5788 is hidden behind the cupboard in the master head. I could hear running water back there. I loosened 3 screws, pulled the cupboard out in one piece and the water heater is sitting right there in the cavity.

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              #7
              Captainscove wrote:
              The water heater on the 5788 is hidden behind the cupboard in the master head. I could hear running water back there. I loosened 3 screws, pulled the cupboard out in one piece and the water heater is sitting right there in the cavity.
              Thats too strange.

              I would have thought on a boat that big and beautiful that they would make something like the water heater and even more the shower sump pump easier to get to.

              On the 4788 (a nice boat but not nearly as nice as your 5788 BTW) the water heater is easily accessable in its own little "utility room". The shower sump is just as easily accessable. Thats necessary because when the shower sump quits working, of course bad things happen.

              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
              www.transferswitch4less.com

              Whats the weather like on our boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                #8
                Ksanders: It is easy if you're 4'8" and 90#. Find a jockey looking for work.

                Captainscove: Will be interested where that "running water" is coming from.......if the water heater needs to be replaced, would like to know how you do it (get old out and new in). I've wondered how I'll do it(mines oem @ 12 years old, still no problems but ........?) I have replaced the float switch in the sump and the diaphram in the pump thats in the same "cave"......doable but not fun. I've never measured the heater and compared to size of hole for linen cabinet. Even if it would fit through, have no idea how you'd get it picked up to pull it out. Keep me informed.......and GOOD LUCK ! dr

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                  #9
                  I would have thought the water heater would have been more accessible but there you go!

                  It turns out that the leak was coming from cracks and pinholes in the nylon fitting that screws into the side of the tank....the hot water supply hose is connected.

                  It's about a $4 part and took me quite a few hours to locate.

                  Bought several extras just in case.

                  Problem solved...back in business!

                  Next trip.....Lamb Bake at Winter Cove on Saturna Island on Canada Day Weekend. Look for Running with Scissors if you're there!

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