Part 1 - The External Water Systems
As temperatures start to approach the freezing mark, most home owners turn off the water to outside hose bibs and open those faucets to prevent damage from the expansion of frozen water. The same goes for a boat only we have a few more connections that need to be turned off.
|Bow Wash Down Hose|
|Aft Wet Bar and Ice Maker|
|Transom Shower, Spigot, and Shore Water Inlet|
|Thanks to the St. John's International School for this image.|
Well, that map does not lead the way when a previous owner has made changes. After a little detective work (i.e., searching in other access panels and hatches), Doug found that there must have been an issue with the forward toilet in the past. When repairs were made (or possibly when/if the toilet was replaced) a new water line was run and spliced in further up the line than anticipated. No problem, we simply reconnected the original block and replicated the process further up.
Doug did his best to blow any remaining water out of the lines and poured in some marine antifreeze for added protection.
Step 1 complete. Stay tuned for more winterization fun.