Jefferson owners or knowledgable mechanics
Is your shower drain (master or guest or both) connected to a 1 1/2" hose that connects to the gray water sump and then is pumped overboard or is it connected to a 3/4" hose that routes to a suction-type pump that outputs overboard separately from the sump?
Every other boat I've ever seen has an inch or inch and a half hose connected to the drain and it routes to the gray water sump.
We have a 52' cockpit MY. Same design as the 48' but with a cockpit. I have been unable to find an access panel to get underneath the shower to the hose connected to the drain. However, I have found where it routes through a hole in the stringer. This is about a foot and a half downstream from the drain. There is a white "sanitation type" hose passing through the stringer but there is a 3/4" hose coming out of it. The 3/4" hose is connected to a Whale Gulper pump that sits on a loose, detached board. The output of the Gulper is then routed overboard through a series of patched and elbowed hoses.
I disconnected the 3/4" hose going into the Gulper, laid it in the sump, and turned on the shower. The water drained very slowly but that's probably expected for only a 3/4" hose. I would like to cut the Gulper out of the loop, if possible.
Anyone with detailed knowledge of Jefferson plumbing and how the shower is hooked up or how to access the underside of the shower drain?
Thanks in advance.
John and Deb Easley
John - USCG 50 ton Master
1999 Jefferson Rivanna 52' CPMY