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helmanta 08-12-2010 08:41 PM

Cal-29 shower
Hello all,

I am a proud new owner of a 1974 Cal-29. While in the slip, I noticed the shower not draining completely. Then on the way back from Catalina, we got into some wind and the boat was heeled to starboard pretty good. When we got back to the slip, we noticed the water was gone from the shower floor. Any comments as the reason why the shower wont drain sitting upright. My wife will be upset if I have to heel to boat over in good wind for her to take a shower every time :D

Also, there is a hose coming into the bilge compartment from the port side that i dont know where it comes from.


tommays 08-13-2010 08:58 AM


I kind of know the general location as 29s have it in the head area BUT i have not yet seen one with anything but a shower wand coming from the sink that drained into the blige from the hole in the pan ?

helmanta 08-13-2010 11:33 AM

thatís what i was thinking, i wonder if the drain under the beam is plugged up. I still dont know what that extra hose coming into the bilge area under the dinette table is though

tommays 08-16-2010 05:23 AM

The ice box hose drains into the bilge

The head area pan has no real drain it runs through and just waterfalls into the bilge i could see over time stuff building up on the mast step beam and making it hard to drain

helmanta 08-16-2010 03:56 PM

then did the switch on the cabinet under the sink control the bilge pump then?

tommays 08-16-2010 04:15 PM

A button near the sink more likely would run the fresh water pump

I would say at this point there is no such thing as a "standard" to how a boat this old is wired

Many have the original 6 switch DC panel and many have brand new state of the art panels with 20 breakers :)

helmanta 08-16-2010 04:23 PM

ahhh, i see.

thank much for the help. im looking forward to borescoping it here in a couple of weeks. i have found a borescope on craigslist for 110.


JamieVT 08-17-2010 01:40 PM

I also have a '74 Cal 2-29. The ice box is on the starboard side. Fresh water intake for the head is on the port side under bench at the bulkhead. The 2-29 has a large drain hole in the aft edge of the floor pan (1" diameter). You should be able to get a pipe brush in there to clear any debris, otherwise it should drain into the bilge without a problem.


helmanta 08-17-2010 08:39 PM

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this is what my shower looks like. im thinking i might be able to get a small brush in there like your thinking, just smaller.

helmanta 08-17-2010 08:41 PM

i also need a shower curtain. do you guys have any specs on a a shower curtain, it looks like the track is still there.

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