I wonder if anyone has any ideas that might help me to trace the cause of a significant amount of freshwater ending up in the bilge
of our Jeanneau
Sun Odyssey 32.2 (2001).
Having dried the bilge
out very thoroughly, I switched the freshwater pressurising pump on to see how much water
was in the tank (the gauge is powered from the same switch as the pump). Without actually running any water
I noticed new puddles of water filling the bilge compartments, starting with the one in the centre of the boat. On closer inspection
I saw that it was flowing in from the end of a pipe designed to deliver water to the bilge from somewhere.
I traced it back, halfway back towards the stern it tees off to the bottom of the fridge for cleaning
and draining the fridge. The main pipe carries on back through the bottom port side of the engine
compartment where it gradually disappears into the hull
paint/fiberglass. I guess it's heading for the plastic water tank (140 litre) but can't see where it goes.
What would the purpose of the pipe be, the tank was only a quarter full so presumably not an overflow? Is the pump normally attached to the tank, or in it, or separate? Any help appreciated as we haven't had the boat that long and I'm still getting to grips with the plumbing
side of things.
Many thanks for any replies, ideas, etc