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Hello all, this is my first post, probably of many.
I have just bought a 1984 broads cruiser and all good up until other day. I am getting no hot water either through taps or shower. Can any one please advise how the hot water is generated.
I am currently on a mooring with electric hook up, the pump from hot water take sounds as though it is trying to pump water that isn't there.
We are using the cruiser as a live abroad.
Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Richard Moroz

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Hi there,

It's not totally clear what your problem is. Water coming out of the hot taps but it iscold, or no water at all from the hot side of the system. Hopefully here are a few pointers.

Boats of that age usually have hot water heated by the engine.  The water is in a small tank like a domestic hot water tank (called a caloifier), which is heated by loopof pipe from the engine cooling system - no engine working equalls no hot water.

Normal practice on boats is to have a fresh water tank, this is then piped to a pump with a pressure switch controling the pump, it may be part of the pump or a sepatate switch in the pipe run.  From the pump the water goes to the cold taps and possibly the toilet flush.  A pipe will also branch off the cols supply and go to the calorifier, usually to the bottom but it depends on the design of the calorifier.  A pipe then leaves the top of the calorifier to supply the hot taps.

So make sure you have a full fresh water tank, ensure that the pump runs and that all valves around the calorifier are open and you should have running water through the hot and cold circuits.

Then you need to sort out water heating.  Running the engine will anoy the neighbours.  Instant gas hot water heater.  Immesion heater in calorifier etc

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Richard, it depends on your system. The hot water could be generated via a heat exchanger on the engine cooling water, either directly using raw water cooling (as mine does) or indirectly. It could also be that you have an immersion heater installed which would only work when you have shore-power hooked up.
Your description of "the pump from hot water take sounds as though it is trying to pump water that isn't there." suggests to me that you have an air lock somewhere in the system. I suggest you try to disconnect a pipe just after the pump, but as close to it as possible. Water may just flow out (so be prepared) but you may need to turn on a tap. Some boats have a pressurised system so when you turn a tap on the drop in pressure is detected and the pump is activated. Other boats have a micro-switch on the tap which switches the pump on directly when the tap is turned.
I find that I sometimes get an air lock after the system has been drained down for the winter, so I recently fitted a bleed valve immediately after the pump. Not that the need for a bleed valve makes much sense as the pump is at the lowest point.

Good luck

Andy

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Some good pointers already. To add to it the best plan is find out what you have installed. You can then work out what it can do and how it fits your needs which are probably different to the hire boat requirements which are generally cruising a few hours a day.

Can you put some pictures of the wet bits on?

Attached is a recent pic from fair sovereign 3 which shows grey plastic plumbing for the calorifier return to the water pump at the bottom of the pic. Follow yours and you will find the rest of the system.

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Was the system working ok when you first used the boat.
Have you had hot water on your moorings when hooked up to the supplied electric.

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Hi Richard As the boat is 1984 vintage i would expect it to have a calafiore this will be a round tank upright or horizontal covered in foam check for a tap/valve on lower pipe going into it.do you have the previous owner details a quick phone call could help.if it was a ex hire boat i wouldn't expect it to have a immersion heater fitted, if it hasn't i would advise fitting one, the tank should have a blank remove and replace with immersion unit, get a low wattage one a house hold one will be two high ie 3 kwat is too higher power consumption. a 1& 1/2/kw , 1500 kilowatt one is more suitable takes a bit longer to heat but no hurry on a boat you dont want to keep resetting the shore power reset over load button.I take it that you have ONLY one water pump for both hot and cold as is normal.speak to previous owner if possible could be easiest way.John


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