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Re: Double clamp your hoses....
Hmmm, that's a little frustrating.
While the system looks fine, and better done than most boats I encounter, the use of different connection systems, has resulted in more potential leak failure points.
If we look at the bottom of the accumulator tank, it goes from some kind of PEX to the sharkbite "T", to some kind of adapter, to PEX. It could have been just PEX to a PEX "T" to PEX. Slightly higher CV in the internal PEX "T" vs eternal Sharkbite "T" but nothing to worry about in the grand scheme. Slightly less flow at the faucet vs risk of chasing down a leak. Most would prefer not to blast potable water down the drain anyway (unless they have a water maker and then no biggy).
I havent had a chance to really get to know the water system on this boat, but so far most connections seem to be shark bite. The clamp under the accumulator is the only one I have seen so far.
I have no problem with sharkbite connections. They can hold much higher pressures than anything you will see on a boat. They are a lot easier than fiddling around with dozens of hose clamps!
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