I recently purchased a 2010 Beneteau
. The fresh, drinking water
system has been giving me fits. I've found several lines that do not flow: the anchor
faucet, the transom faucet, the transom shower
(hot and cold) and the outlet from the front water
I find no mention of additional or hidden valves in the manual. Still, I could understand valving water
to the extremities to prevent bursting the hoses in hard frosts. But, this is a Fort Lauderdale boat
, unlikely to have seen freezes.
The forward water tank does not flow. The pressure water pump
cannot draw water from it. The rear tank does flow. Both tanks
have a common fill and vent port. Both tanks
are full and clear, to verify I viewed inside each with the inspection
The individual tank selector valves are open. I removed them and I can see through them when open.
I was thinking of rigging
up a bicycle tire pump
to potentially blow out any blockages in the lines. A bike pump
can generate about 100 psi, twice the pressure of the water pressure system, but not enough to burst a hose.
Please share your experiences of fresh water line blockages and how you solved
them. Thank you kindly.