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Replacing hot water heater in 1992 Catalina 28

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  1. Jrbranch2

    Jrbranch2

    Joined Jul 25, 2018
    4 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 28
    Luntian US Northport Long Island
    I own a 1992 Catalina 28 sailboat in which the hot water heater was leaking. It is located in the port side cockpit locker. I basically disassembled it in order to get it out! Now, I’m wondering how to get the new one in ! I’ve climbed and went over every area of the head, port side of the Engine compartment and aft section of the boat and it seems as though it’s all encased in fiberglass! I was informed by a local distributor of Catalina sailboats that I had to take out the wall of the head in order to get the heater back in. But, as I stated above I tried this and it seems that the only way to put it back in is to cut out a portion of the fiberglass?! Please, is there anyone out there with this experience?!
     


  2. peterbud

    peterbud

    Joined May 7, 2006
    218 posts, 9 likes
    Catalina 28 Mark 1
    US New Bern
    I have a 93 Cat 28 mark I and in mine you can get to it pretty easily by removing the panel in the rear berth. I also am pretty sure that there was a write up on the Yahoo Catalina 28 website.
     


  3. Jrbranch2

    Jrbranch2

    Joined Jul 25, 2018
    4 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 28
    Luntian US Northport Long Island
    Thanks for the reply! I did remove the back panel after being told by many that the water stains on the bottom of the panel was caused by a pedestal leak. On further review it was failure in the hot water heater. I have a brand new panel yet, again no access as stated earlier.
     


  4. catalanc

    catalanc

    Joined Mar 23, 2015
    150 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina 22 MK-II
    US Dillon, CO
    Hot water heater .. I did not realize hot water needed to be heated ...
    (george carlin)
     


  5. Jrbranch2

    Jrbranch2

    Joined Jul 25, 2018
    4 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 28
    Luntian US Northport Long Island
    This not a comedy forum or grammar for that matter. If you have no experience or advice with the initial question....please don’t waste mine, yours or the others out there time. Thanks
     


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  6. Jrbranch2

    Jrbranch2

    Joined Jul 25, 2018
    4 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 28
    Luntian US Northport Long Island
    Thank you Peterbud for reply! My hot water heater came right through the head/locker door after removing the frame!
     


  7. catalanc

    catalanc

    Joined Mar 23, 2015
    150 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina 22 MK-II
    US Dillon, CO
    Too bad ... I always thought sailing should be fun. I will refrain from your posts, as requested ...
    cec
     


  8. peterbud

    peterbud

    Joined May 7, 2006
    218 posts, 9 likes
    Catalina 28 Mark 1
    US New Bern
    thanks for the follow up its good to know if I need to replace mine
    Peter budzynkiewicz
     



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