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HerdOfTurtles
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Initially Posted - 12/03/2018 :  10:12:28  Show Profile  Visit HerdOfTurtles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So these "self pressurized water supplies" like this: https://shop.thewaterport.com/collections/day-tank

Are becoming very popular. I wonder if anyone looking to move to pressurized water in their C-25 would consider installing one of these where the old tank is and forgo the electric pump?

The "infrastructure" of parts needed to make it work already exist so it should be pretty easy - shore water connections(not even truly necessary, just bring the hose inside the cabin) and pressurized marine plumbing fixtures.

For winterization - probably best to just remove the tank? Though I suppose you could just drain it. If I drained it I would want to remove it and clean it at the beginning of the season anyway.

For shocking - would probably have to stack bleach/shock in the fill hose and then connect to water supply.

One huge benefit may be the elimination of "boat water". If you can keep the system pressurized 24/7 you should be able to keep the water pretty fresh -> no bacteria/bugs can get into a pressurized system, and the chlorine cannot off-gas.

Replacement? Cheaper than a standard tank, and installation is(can be) just one single screw-on hose fitting. Can't get easier than that.

Capacity? Right now capacity is small. If I wanted to shower I would probably bring a separate shower, maybe a Rinse Kit or maybe one of the pressurized showers with foot pump.

Anyone willing to give it a try? ;-)

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islander
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Response Posted - 12/03/2018 :  12:51:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Capacity? Right now capacity is small. If I wanted to shower I would probably bring a separate shower,

Kinda defeats the purpose no? Do you really want to haul and store more stuff? Its the small 3.8 gal capacity that is the problem. It would be nice on a smaller boat without any plumbing though.


Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
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HerdOfTurtles
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Response Posted - 12/03/2018 :  13:35:59  Show Profile  Visit HerdOfTurtles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Kinda defeats the purpose no?
Its the small 3.8 gal capacity that is the problem.



Islander, you have defined in your head what the 'purpose' is and why 3.8 gallons is a 'problem' but you haven't shared this information so I don't know what your issue is.

Having a separate RinseKit for a shower makes sense to me because -> less boat plumbing to leak, don't have to drill another hole in the boat for a cockpit shower, you only bring it and store it when you need it(9/10 times you don't), can easily bring the RinseKit to the beach/camping/wherever else thus you only have one portable shower system to maintain and your life becomes simpler and more enjoyable as as result.

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islander
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Response Posted - 12/03/2018 :  14:19:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Having a separate RinseKit for a shower makes sense to me because -> less boat plumbing to leak, don't have to drill another hole in the boat for a cockpit shower, you only bring it and store it when you need it(9/10 times you don't), can easily bring the RinseKit to the beach/camping/wherever else thus you only have one portable shower system to maintain and your life becomes simpler and more enjoyable as as result.


No issue at all. Now you are supplying more info as to how you plan to use it and before I could only guess. Sounds like it would work for you.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
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Erik Cornelison
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Response Posted - 12/08/2018 :  10:18:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always like seeing new ideas. Unfortunately I think the Catalina 25 is just too small a boat to start adding all this additional stuff.

Erik Cornelison
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