On our Pearson
39-2, the engine
is underneath one of the galley
sinks, with the faucet connection above the engine
itself, in the engine room. Last night, the cold water
hose developed a leak. The previous plumber use contractor water
hose, but we are wondering what our options are.
We have been slowly replacing all of the plumbing
with PEX, which is generally rated to about 180 degrees, or what I understand should be the operating temperature of the engine, but without any margin of error. Can we protect the PEX by running it through another kind of tubing? Is there another product we should use that would be both drinking safe and engine room safe?