Water – Fresh, Salt & Grey

The water systems on the boat were in very poor condition. Pumps failed, pipes leaked, tanks overflowed or leaked, valves stuck or were completely broken, wiring was faulty and electric motors unreliable. When purchased one of the fuel tanks was being used as the only fresh water storage tank. There was a significant amount of rust and sludge in the water when the boat was at sea. Pipes, sinks and toilets were all badly stained.

Rust in the bottom of tank No 1 which was being used for fresh water.
Rust in the bottom of tank No 1 which was being used for fresh water.

Fresh Water:
Two new 450 litre stainless steel tanks were purpose constructed and installed in the rudder flat.

New starboard side 450lt SS fresh water tank
New starboard side 450lt SS fresh water tank

The tanks are interconnected and are fed from the engine room with either water from the water maker or from water from the shore. Both tanks overflow out board through a drain on the stern.

New port side 450lt SS fresh water tank
New port side 450lt SS fresh water tank

Leaving the tanks the water is fine filtered and distributed throughout the vessel via a high volume pressure pump located in the engine room. The pump system is duplicated in case of failure.

 

 

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