Originally Posted by estefkovic
Guys I just bought a Marine Trader 47ft Tradewinds Motoryacht. Quick question: normally does the dock water hose hookup fill the holding tank? or is a direct feed to the water system by passing the holding tank? Thanks in advance
As others have pointed out the tem "holding tank" normally refers to the poop tank.
Your fresh water tank is your "fresh water" tank.
In most cases but certainly not all, when you hook the dock water directly to the boat it bypasses the fresh water tank and only circulates through the fresh water system. And does not fill the fresh water tank. But without seeing your system there is no way to know for sure.
When using a hose to fill your fresh water tank or to directly feed your fresh water system, it's good practice to use a water timer so you don't waste water over filling your tanks. And if a line bursts or a fitting gives way in the boat while your feeding the system the amount of water that can get into your bilges and/or dpray around the boat will be limited.