Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

After the preparation of the propulsion systems, gas and electric, it is now time to focus on the interior systems of the comfort of your boat for optimal use this summer.
Following the selection of the procedures performed in the companies charter.

Bilge pump

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Clean as needed bilges near the bilge pump.
In theory, you should be able to go in white socks in a chute and emerge with the socks of the original color ! A hold own influences particularly on the operation of the bilge pump, which starts the result of the action of a float.
Check the float. Test the. The pump should start when you lift the float and stop when it goes down (if the dock is empty!!!). Aspire, hunting the debris. Debris can block the float and cause the destruction of the pump that is not designed for continuous operation. Check that the electrical connection of the pump is located above the water level of the fund.

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Circuit fresh water

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

(The wintering, the water pump has been dismantled and the pipework blown through the compressor).
Replace the water pump in place (it’s mounted upside down). Separate the suction from discharge side and connect accordingly. Plug the pump into its electrical box and bypass.

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Check the integrity of the fittings and hoses, especially at the level of the water heater.
Make the full of water, and if necessary, add ¼ of a sachet of active oxygen (for swimming pools above ground, non-toxic) in the case of a strong odor in the tank.
Reopen all of the faucets and then turn on the switch of the water pump.
Leave all the faucets open until the obtaining of a normal jet without air bubbles.
Close the taps. The pump should stop immediately if the installation does not contain a reservoir bladder.
If the pump does not stop, the head of the pump has an adjustment screw on the pressure switch. Gently turn until the stop of the pump.
If the pump fails to stop, look for a leak !

Circuit grey water

The grey water is the dirty water from dishes and showers, and sinks to the edge.
The principle is to collect these waters in reservoirs located under the water line and then meet in the middle of the pumps to the outside.

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

It is necessary to clean these tanks, as well as a float system that triggers the pump to lift.
Wear impervious gloves, the friendly bacteria that swarm in love the wounds in the hands to squeeze through.

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Open the casing of the tank. Disconnect the contact of the float of the pump. Brush clean the float in question. Switch to a shot of jet in the tank to take off the coarse dirt. Replace the cover and reconnect the contactor. Let the pump empty the tank.
Depending on the configuration of the boat, there is also sometimes, in addition, of the small boxes of pumps shower located under the floors, at the entrance to the bathrooms.
There may be a pump shower in toilet. To clean, unplug the electrical connection to the pump, open the casing and clean the filter. Check connections. Close the everything. Test.

Circuit black water

Black water or sewage is the dirty water from the toilet to the edge.

Tank black water

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Treat the tank (which has been drained and rinsed with a jet of wintering) with a product type Clinazur, which will limit the deposits and odors from the tank.

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

Manual TOILETS

For Manual TOILETS previously hivernés, grease with a silicone grease the joints of the hand pump.

Electric TOILETS

Prepare his boat in the early season : The water on board

For these TOILETS, disconnect the electrical power to the TOILET to turn off the grinder that can you remove a phalanx, take it apart, empty it into a bucket, then flip.
These TOILETS are equipped with a shredder (a rotor, metal) enclosed in a cladding made from black rubber that it must be clean before the failure. Open the mill, clean it, close. Remount the TOILET. Reconnect the power supply.
If you have not done so, place a small sticker stating that it is forbidden to throw anything other than toilet paper in those TOILETS…
A response of drain-down in the middle of summer at 35° is not a time of absolute relaxation during a cruise

Even if this checklist may seem tedious, it has the advantage of allowing one to become familiar with the water systems present on board. It is always useful in case of a failure…

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