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Old 05-25-2018, 05:25 PM   #1
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I have Hull Number 7 and I have not been able to identify how to access my forward shower sump for cleaning pump screen. Help!
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Odd, I have a similar problem. Everything is working but my worry is that the though hull valve that is next to the shower sump can not be reached by someone my size. What happens if it blow a hose and I can't reach it? I need to keep a 9 year old aboard who can fit over the top of my holding tank. I think I need to fashion a stick and loop that would work.
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I have Hull Number 7 and I have not been able to identify how to access my forward shower sump for cleaning pump screen. Help!
I'd expect it to be either under a hatch in the companionway sole, or accessed via a removable vent grille mounted at the bottom of the wall outside the head.
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Odd, I have a similar problem. Everything is working but my worry is that the though hull valve that is next to the shower sump can not be reached by someone my size. What happens if it blow a hose and I can't reach it? I need to keep a 9 year old aboard who can fit over the top of my holding tank. I think I need to fashion a stick and loop that would work.
Thats why you should always have kids on board.

Or you could get a valve handle extension made up to make it accessible.
Another option is installing a solenoid activated valve.

Either of these options would likely involve temporarily removing the holding tank for the installation, so it might be more than an afternoon's work.

I wouldn't ignore the problem because the valve wouldn't currently be exercised often (or at all), so when you do need to close it in a hurry a 9 year old may not be able to move it. I'd expect it will take a big effort.
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I have Hull Number 7 and I have not been able to identify how to access my forward shower sump for cleaning pump screen. Help!
Not sure about your boat but the new boats its located in front of the engine. Very easy to reach.
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Hull number 2 there is a floor board just at the base of the stairs, in front of the head door, that lifts out. Has to wiggle a bit: in there is the black water tank and shower sump.
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