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Catalina 28 water system upgrade

The fresh water system on our 1992 Catalina 28 is in serious need of updating.
The original Shurflo 2.8GPM pump sounds like a diesel and the hoses are
disgusting , some clamps are rusty! To replace the existing is just time and
money but after looking at the maze of hoses,clamps and fittings I'm keen to see if I can simplify/update the design. I have removed the tanks and cleaned them and am now looking at prices/ideas on a couple of quick connect systems.
My idea is to build a couple of headers for the hot and cold distribution, and
relocating the pump so it is easier to access the primary filter for cleaning.
I wonder if anyone out there has done this and can pass on some advice or

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PEX Water system refit?

Our boat was replumbed with this system - it's working well. I'd also recommend adding an accumulator if you have the space - it greatly reduces the duty cycle of the (noisy) pump and saves power too.

Accumulator Tanks

Your header idea seems fine. Another thing we've done is put a brita filter on the faucet rather than in the lines... this means you only filter the water you're going to drink (why filter dishwater?) It allows you to selective filter, or not, or choose an unfiltered spray setting.

Brita Faucet Filtration: Find the Best Faucet Filter Match For You | Brita

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