- First put in an elbow at the gray Freeport plumbing water line to the new water hose.
- Replace water hose from water pump to new elbow.
- Cut to fit water hoses to water heater
- Secure all the hoses
- Later we will flip water pump upside down and re-plumb and re-wire it.
- Wire it to the heater
- Wire it to the 15 AMP breaker at the Nav Staion
- Run it to the water heater through the engine compartment
- Wire it to the solar controller dump load
- Wire it to the water heater element
- Plump it to the hot water heater
- Add valves?
- Plumb it to the engine
- Secure engine filler cap
- That means adding a bronze T in the water line.
- Running the 1/2 water line to the galley
This also will kick off other projects like:
- Moving wiring from deck are by water heater
- Installing electrical box for AC\heat 12,000 BTU unit
- Installing 12,000 BTU unit for the aft section of the boat.
- Then all the other supporting equipment.
Soon we will be heating our hot water from our extra solar capacity! No that is HOT!
Hot water at anchor with no genset!
The new water heater element heats the water just as hot as the old one. It just takes longer but I do not see how this is an issue. You get to the boat you have hot water. Possibly if another person wants a shower right after the first person but we shower together if possible and it is on our boat so who cares!!