So on our recent week long sailing trip-- sigh-- my wife's first shower
was cool, not nice and hot as usual. I started the engine
again and ran for 15 min- usually enough for several showers- and it still was cool. Worse yet, some air pockets seemed to be coming through the hot water
Sure enough- the tank is leaking. It appears ancient, so will need to be replaced.
I have looked in Defender and West, and it appears there is a wide variance of prices and brands. The proces vary from low 200s for a Seaward
or Kuuma tank to higher for Raritan
. I probably will install only a 6-10 gallon tank.
Any advice or rationalization for difference in prices, especially for part-time (non liveaboard) use?