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Hi all,

Anyone removed the shower tap on their boat? It seems like I did not do a good job winterizing the thing... Now I gotta change it.

When I activate the water pump, it leaks big time...

Any tips appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Don.

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I'm about to try to replace the fwd shower tap on my OC43.   Were you successful with your unplanned project?  If so, I wouldn't mind hearing a few lessons learned.

I have solved the issue.  For those interested, let me explain the issue and how it was resolved.

Background:  I have a 2009 Ben OC 43.

Problem description:

- Forward Head shower

- Shower hose (made of rubber w/ re-inforced woven material) kinked at connection to shower-head

- The on/off switch on the shower-head wand does not stay in the on position do to wear of switch.

Beneteau has issued a replacement part (refer to attached image from Beneteau Parts), which illustrates the replacement hose (now stainless steel flex hose). It's unclear if the shower head/wand is a new design, but I'll let you know when i receive the replacement assembly.

Installation:

- As usual, access is an issue to remove and replace

- Access is provided via an access port

- The facet is held in place, from below, by a u-shaped locking plate

- To remove the locking nut, you must undo the shower hose (painful), then undo a retaining bolt for the u-shape locking plate.  Once the bolt is removed, the faucet lifts up, and you then have easy access to the hot/cold water lines.  

- Replace value, reconnect hot/cold lines

- Attach u-shaped locking plate (this is a new part also), and re-attach new shower hose

- Reconnect shower head

Done!

Hope this helps, anyone dealing with the same issue.

 

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