This forum was incredibly useful for my starter issue, so I figured I'd give it a go for the water
is a 1981 Catalina 30
, and the fresh water
system is currently rigged as a small tank under the port side seat and then a much larger tank under the forward v-berth. The boat
is relatively new to me. The two water lines from the tanks
join in a t junction under the aft berth prior to going to the electric water pump
. I accidentally ran the system dry a month ago, and filled both tanks
via the tanks themselves (opening on top) as I wasn't sure how the outside fillers were plumbed. About 2 weeks later I ran out of water (about 6 times faster than I was expecting). It seems that the side tank was dry and the forward tank was still full. So, I refilled the side tank, and happily had water for another two weeks. It primes and pressures very well when pumping with a faucet open from the side tank. Just not the front tank.
Today, I've got some time and I'm trying to sort out how to get the water flowing from the front tank. The line attaches to the bottom of the tank through a plastic valve, the valve is open however it doesn't seem like water is freely entering the line... I would take the valve off, but unfortunately the tank is full.
Just looking for suggestions at this point. Thank you all for your help!