Our Macgregor has a pretty simple fresh water system, two water bags connected to a manual water pump in both the kitchen galley and the bathroom. The old pipes were a bit gross with black gunk in them. The previous owner mostly day sailed and I doubt that these have been used for a long time.
Bought some brand new clear pipe, four 1/4″ pipe clamps and two new five gallon plastic water jugs. Here’s what it looks like now, much better!
Since the title of this is called Macgregor Water System, I should also mention there’s a third spot for water inside the boat. It’s in the back of the toilet, used for flushing.
- The water bag for the bathroom is hiding underneath the cooler.
- A little bit of soap helps make connecting the hose to the faucets and water bag spout much easier.
- Water pumps work much better when you open the valve on the water bag’s spout. Twisting the pipe turned it off when I placed it back under the sink.