ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

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ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

Postby Now Voyager » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:27 pm

My pressure water pump or a hose has a small leak. It's located in the space between the navigation station and the back of the settee of my 36 LRC. I can reach it to feel it vibrating when on, but not to work on.
How can I access the pump and it's associated plumbing to track down and fix the leak? If I remove the entire navigation station will that provide good access? The watermaker blocks access from the settee area.

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Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

Postby SecondWind » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:18 am

You are suffering from a poor installation of the watermaker, which did not include the pump location in planning. Your easiest route is to remove the part of the watermaker which blocks access and relocate the pump to a location where it can be serviced properly. Then re-install the watermaker. Disassembling the nav station is no easy task. It may also be possible to cut an additional access in the settee, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

Postby Root » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:15 am

We have not had an issue with our water pump, yet. However, we did with the A/C unit located in the settee nearest to the starboard hull along with our house water pump. We found that removing the navigation cabinet/desk/shelf unit was not that difficult and gave us easy access to the A/C and house water system pump. Both items sit on the bridge deck so standing on the starboard hull floor made it a straight chest high access. Your back will thank you for the extra effort to remove the nav. station or galley cabinet for similar work in the Port Hull. Ray

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Re: ACCESS to Pressure Water Pump

Postby chicagocat » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:44 am

If I understand you right, you should be able to access that area by removing the cabinet/bookshelf that is forward of the nav station. That entire cabinet comes out. Again, not sure I'm reading this right, but I hope that helps.
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