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Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Discussion of AC's, plumbing and sanitation related issues.
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Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby sam17aft » October 27th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Hi My name is sam and this is my 1st get ready for winter with my 1987 aft cabin carver.
Would someone to tell me where the water pump, AC pump and water tank are located in order to winterize the fresh water
and AC.
Thank you for any help offered.

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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby Viper » October 27th, 2017, 9:55 pm

Welcome aboard.

My 3807 is an '89 so I don't know if anything had changed in those two years but my fresh water pump is under the stairs to the galley and dinette. There is a small hatch in the floor under the stairs. The pump isn't easy to get at and is on my bucket list of things to move to a better location. Forward of that hatch is another one where you'll see two freshwater tanks if it's the same as mine. There should also be a shower sump there where the shower and forward air conditioner drain into. There is also a hatch in the floor in the v-berth. My AC pump, strainer and seacock are in front of the starboard engine.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby buster53 » November 8th, 2017, 11:51 am

I used to have a 1988, 3807.
Best advice I can give you, get a good flashlight and open every hatch you see. When you do that, you will find the 7 thru hulls located in the engine room and realize what each is for (follow the hoses). You will find the AC water pump in front of the starboard engine, the fresh water pump located under the stairs, the forward sump pump just outside the forward head and the aft shower sump at the foot of the aft berth. You should see the 3 bilge pumps as well.

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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby tomschauer » November 8th, 2017, 11:36 pm

Sam, if you don't know where everything is and how to winterize your boat, I would suggest for this first season, you pay to have it done, and watch how they do it. I have family in upstate NY, it gets cold as I am sure you know. You do not want to make a mistake with your winterization. It will cost you big $$$$$ come spring defrost.
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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby buster53 » November 10th, 2017, 7:16 am

Sam asked about winterizing systems, no mention about the engines.

I'm thinking we are not going to hear from him again.
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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby mjk1040 » November 11th, 2017, 5:54 am

Yea Buster, after this weekends cold snap and the blizzard they are forecasting for thanksgiving week here in NY, it may be too late. I hope not.
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Re: Winterize Fresh Water & AC Systems

Postby Midnightsun » November 11th, 2017, 10:25 am

-10c at my house this morning. :-(
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