Originally posted by: tbbaker01
peghall is an expert. The has given me advice on my blackwater in the past. Very informed.
One thing I learned is that when you winterize is to bypass the waterheater and just drain it. The first year of owning our boat I ran antifreeze through it and it took about 6 full tanks (100 gals.) to remove the taste/smell from the water.
Bleach does help.
Good tip on the bypass. I was a little pinched for time this past fall so I didn't bypass anything. My boat has the grey crimped style plumbing and I'll have to get familiar with it.I'll be building in a quick bypass for the tank as well as the hotwater heater very soon. I'll split , checkvalve and run the lines through the floor and into a closet so I can blow them out and/or fill with antifreeze from above the floor. Thanks for the tips everyone!
Sequoyah Marina, Norris lake,TN