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Old 31-03-2014, 06:51   #1
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Cal 2-27 question

This is an admittedly silly question, but one I've been unable to find an answer for. Could anyone familiar with the 2-27 give me a few pointers as to where I can locate the fill port for the potable water tank? Having crawled through spaces small and smaller, I've come up dry. Looking under the forward berth turned up nothing as well. All I really want to do is find this thing so I can clean the tank.

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Old 14-04-2014, 16:24   #2
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Re: Cal 2-27 question

sorry for the late response.
I just sold my 2-27 after owning her for 8 years.
I think the boats are awesome. It handled SF Bay with style!
as far as the water tank, mine was located under the V birth and close to the entrance, under the cushions was a small, 6"x6" or so cut out with a finger hole. Open it and there was the filling port. Mine needed a hex-head tool to remove it.
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Old 14-04-2014, 19:43   #3
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sorry for the late response.
I just sold my 2-27 after owning her for 8 years.
I think the boats are awesome. It handled SF Bay with style!
as far as the water tank, mine was located under the V birth and close to the entrance, under the cushions was a small, 6"x6" or so cut out with a finger hole. Open it and there was the filling port. Mine needed a hex-head tool to remove it.
They are great boats! Ours handles the Bay well. I looked under the V birth and came up dry there as well. It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle and topped with an enigma. So much on our boat is customized far from factory spec. I'll just need to spend a bit of time tracing plumbing runs. Thank you very much!
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Re: Cal 2-27 question

Sorry for the tardy response, but I haven't been on this forum for quite some time. You've almost certainly found the fill by now. On my 2-27 the water fill is just a firing on the top of the tank. However, it looks a bit like a previous owner may have replaced the tank at some point.
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Re: Cal 2-27 question

Should be under the vee berth.
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Should be under the vee berth.
Right. I should have been a bit more specific. On my 1975 2-27 the water tank (plastic, 20 gal, with a vertical "V" shape) is under the aft end of the V-berth. The fill is molded into the top of the tank and has a screw-in plug. There is a hole in the plywood cover, under the V-berth cushions, and the fill is just proud enough to be flush with the top surface of the plywood. So I can access the fill by just lifting the cushions, without opening any of the plywood covers. However, when I took the tank out a few months ago to get to the water tube on the bottom it looked to me like the whole thing wasn't original to the boat. So other 2-27s may have a different arrangement.
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My tank is aluminum and I suspect they all were originally aluminum. Some were undoubtedly replaced with plastic when the aluminum corroded and leaked.
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