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Hi there,

I just bought a new boat and am trying to get a handle on the plumbing and wiring.

In the compartment under the sofa there are a bunch of piping and a strange white cylinder - shown in this attachment. Does anyone know what it is? All the writing on it has rubbed off
 

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Sure looks like a carbon filter. They should be changed at least once per year, more often depending on use. We prefer to leave one in the cockpit locker to use right on the hose while filling our tanks. It's therefore available wherever we go. This way the water in the tank itself is filtered, rather than trying to clean it up between the tank and faucet. I buy a new one at the beginning of each season.
 

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While I agree that it is most likely an in line water filter, it could also be a holding tank vent filter....

Do you have any idea where the hose runs to/from?
 
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Personally, I'd be trying to find a way to tidy up that wiring.
Those crimp connectors don't look like marine connectors, more like the kind you get at an autoparts store.

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Brad
 
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