Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SF - South Bay
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Congratulations on your new boat!
Owning a new boat is always like exploring an undiscovered country (more racy metaphors come to mind, but we'll let that go). Part of the fun is tracing pipes and wires, and see where they all connect - it is also a vital learning experience for a responsible boat owner, as you should know where all the thru-hulls are, and inspect the pipes regularly.
Hopefully your survey (if you had one) will have some clues to answer your questions... I can't give you specifics (as I don't know that boat), but:
1) Can't help - Ask a rigger - or even a local West Marine store!
2) Normally in the cockpit there is a hole, in which you put a chrome pipe to act as a pump handle. That's the manual bilge. Look around the cockpit.
3a) Trace the pipes from the head. There are normally 3:
- raw water intake - (i) single pipe leading into head from a thru-hull, normally not too thick.
- Y-shaped valve going to (normally thicker) (ii) overboard discharge thru-hull, and (iii) sewage tank.
3b) Sink drain? Look under the sink and trace the pipe. It may go overboard through a thru-hull, or join another pipe leading to a thru-hull.
Hope this helps.