Over the past weekend, we took our cat out for a sail down the Texas Gulf Coast
. The conditions got a little rough after the sun went down, 4 to 6 feet on the beam and waves stacked one on top of the other. When I went down to use the head
, I turned on the fresh water
to wash my hands and the water
was brown, but only for a few seconds. It quickly cleared up.. Now curious, I went and ran the other faucets and the same, brown water for a few seconds then cleared right up.
is only a year old and since we live aboard, the water in the tank is cycled constantly. We use on average, one complete tank per week (170 gallons) when in the marina, and all water goes through the fresh water pump
/ accumulator as we have no dock
water inlet on the boat
It would appear at first glance, that the rough condition stirred up some accumulated sediment in the fresh water tank
, but would that not have resulted in the water being brown for quite some time, and not just a few seconds?
My intention is to do a system cleaning
with bleach... but just curious if I am missing something here.