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Old 08-26-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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freshwater startup

Just purchased a Mainship 34 with a fresh water system that hasn't been used in a couple of years . Any comments on refurbishing will be helpful. Should I flush everything with U235 or what ? Sound boat but, little used for a couple of years .

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Old 08-26-2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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You may get advice which is a lot better than mine (not hard to do), but if it were my boat then I would flush those fresh-water tanks several, several times. And add a little bit of bleach each time. Could very well be some buildup in there. Bleach should do it, I would think. You just want to kill the bacteria/algae. Personally, I do not drink water from the fresh-water tanks on my boat. I am sure it is fine, but just one boat dollar buys a heck of a lot of drinking water.

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Google Peggie Hall, who sometimes posts here for instructions as to how to sterilize your fresh water system with bleach.

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