El Cheapo Water System

Published date: July 14, 2011
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

I went inexpensive on a water system, after getting tired of hauling around the collapsable water bag. I also got tired of the cheap water faucet, The new components are a 4 gallon water tank made by Reliance. A Blue Water faucet, and fittings from Home Depot. The cap to the water tank was threaded, so I got an adapter for a hose bib fitting, a nylon barb that screws into the fitting, and a garden hose attachment. The garden hose attachment allows for an easy disconnect. The 4 gallon tank fits easily into the space forward of the galley and requires no cutting.

Published by: Andre Emmenegger

Model Year: 2000


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