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Old 08-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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City: Atlanta
Vessel Model: Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
Join Date: Oct 2007
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cleaning out freshwater system

So our old boat that is new to us has some added tankage for freshwater. *It looks like we hold about 300 gallons, +/-. *Tanks are about half full and water has been sitting in them for who knows how long since we don't winterize down here. *What's the best way to (quickly) clean out the lines and "sanitize" everything? *Put a little bit of bleach in the tanks with existing water and flush it all out and then refill with new water? *How much bleach? *Actually, bleach is probably a very bad idea as I am pretty sure the bleach will react with the plastic lines/fittings/etc. and degrade the plastic. So, what to do? * *I didn't have to ponder this with my newer boats but I still like this old boat better!
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