Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oriental NC
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Re: installing new water system
I have seperate "tanks" for drinking water: two 5 gal food grade jugs mounted permanently in the lazarette. In the galley I have two pumps ... A hand operated pump for drinking water, plumbed directly to the drinking water tanks. And a foot operated pump plumbed to the main tanks for washing and everything else.
I rigged a whole house charcoal filter (Omnifilter) with a hose attachment. Only filtered water goes into my tanks.
Personally not a fan of a bladder, previous boat had one and it affected the taste. It could have been the age, not sure, but it turned me off to bladders.
1977 Bristol 29.9