Since we bought DreamChaser, we have noticed that we can’t leave the fresh water pump on all of the time, due to the many leaks in the fresh water system.
In our last boat, LastAffair, we replaced the plumbing with PEX lines in that boat and were really happy with the way it turned out.
PEX is a brand name but essentially it is long runs of partially flexible lines that can be run and tee’d off of or bent around sweeping turns to reduce the number of fittings in a plumbing job.
We started this project on DreamChaser and will be documenting it in 4 parts with pictures and video for all of it. We will break the work down into the following categories:
- Preparation work and removal of the old plumbing lines.
- Running the PEX line and connecting fittings.
- Designing a water manifold (or distribution system for the runs to the fixtures).
- Connecting the new faucets, showers, etc, as well as cleanup.