Easiest access to shower sump 96 270

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  1. TN Boatman

    TN Boatman Member

    41
    Aug 31, 2017
    Maryville, TN
    1998 Sundancer SE
    7.4MPI B3
    Did overnighter on my 1996 270DA and after shower, cabin carpet wet. No water discharging overboard so obvious place to start is the sump pump. Now that I think of it, never heard it kick on to pump. May be shot, loose connections or hose. What is the easiest access? My last boat pump was under stairs. Is this the same place before I tear into?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Should be.

    Under stairs and then under a cover that on my boat is screwed down.

    If you have AC the condensate line should also go to this box

    I bet it's just gummed up with crap...... clean it out get the float switch working again and then keep it clean.

    Every month or two I toss in a few drain pan tablets in the drain pan of the AC and that keep the slime from forming.

    This is what it looks like when it's somewhat clean and cover off.

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  3. TN Boatman

    TN Boatman Member

    41
    Aug 31, 2017
    Maryville, TN
    1998 Sundancer SE
    7.4MPI B3
    Thank you Ducky. Just as I assumed. Always like to double check as a time saver.
     
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  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    When I bought the 290 last year I was like "where did they put that thing?" until someone told me it was under a screwed down cover which I found odd for something that needs to be cleaned out once in a while.
     
  5. TN Boatman

    TN Boatman Member

    41
    Aug 31, 2017
    Maryville, TN
    1998 Sundancer SE
    7.4MPI B3
    Right under the steps as expected. a little "gummy" but not bad at all-the float switch was a little resistant but after a cleaning and running water through all working fine now. However, there is a very slight drip from shower drain to floor. getting to that to determine if seal or just a loose hose is nearly impossible. Seems like anything in the hull should drain to bilge and I would not worry about it but this is a separate area. What the heck?
     

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