Transom shower issue

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  1. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    87
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I have a 2000 210 Sundeck and I have an odd thing going on. The fresh water at the sink works great but the transom shower is not working. Anyone ever experience anything like this? I'm thinking at good starting point would be to take the hose off the pump and hook up a garden hose to it and see if I get water out of it. Ideas, suggestions?
     
  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
    How long have you had the boat and has it worked in the past?

    Is the transom shower fresh water or raw water?

    When I was replacing mine I found where some transom showers were run from a separate pump and some are fed from raw water vs fresh.

    Is there a switch on the dash or near the transom to turn on a pump?
     
  3. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Could be gunk in the line somewhere. The faucet in our head slows down at times. I keep a small adjustable wrench in the medicine cabinate so I can remove the airater screen and get rid of the small mineral crystals that get trapped. With a shower head, soaking it in vinegar does a good job of dissolving crude in the lines and in the head itself.
     
  4. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    87
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I have had the boat for going on 3 weeks and it hasn't work since I bought it. It uses the same fresh water and water pump as the sink. I think I'll try sbw1's advice and poor some vinegar down the line and try it again in a few days.
     
  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    No need to hook up a garden hose. Unscrew the head - does water now come out of the hose? If so, issue is with the head (the most common culprit) - disassemble, clean, etc. IF still no water, then issue is upstream and you can tackle it that way - issue must be between where the sink/sprayer T-off and the sprayer.
     
  6. tdgard

    tdgard Member

    342
    Jun 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    05-270 Sundeck
    496 w/Bravo III
    +1 on checking the sprayer head first. I disassemble mine every spring, soak in some clr, and use Emory cloth on the metal bits. A good shot of some silicone spray also helps. We have some pretty hard water to the dock & it gums up pretty quickly.
     
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  7. outlaw32

    outlaw32 Member

    71
    Mar 15, 2014
    St Petersburg Fl
    340
    496 V drives
    I have same issue ended up being as you pull out hose several times and pushing back in the hose was kinked.
     
  8. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    87
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    So I took the nozzle off and it looks like the hose has some corrosion in it. I'm not sure if I should try taking it off and replacing it, or of just soaking it in something would break it loose. Might go the easy route tonight and if that doesn't work then maybe I'll just replace the entire hose. I did look at what it would take to replace the hose and it looks like it's gonna be a real p.i.t.a.!
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Did water come out of the hose once the head was removed?

    There shouldn't be an corrosion inside the hose - it's not metal. There could be mineral buildup, but not corrosion. Maybe you can be more specific?

    And as far as accessibility goes... welcome to world of boat mechanics! :)
     
  10. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    87
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    No water came out. Inside the hose I saw greenish-white substance blocking the hose. I'm guessing calcium? I was thinking of soaking it in apple cider vinegar before trying to do anything else with it.
     
  11. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    87
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    No water came out. Inside the hose I saw greenish-white substance blocking the hose.I'm guessing calcium. I was thinking of soaking it in
     
  12. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    OK, that makes more sense. Soaking could work - but before doing that, squeeze/bend the hose to try and break that stuff up. Hopefully the stuff is just there at the end, but maybe you play with the hose a bit and try to feel/listen to see if it's further in. If it's blocked up real well, just drizzling some CLR or vinegar probably won't do much. You'll need to remove it and maybe submerge the whole thing... maybe try compressed air, etc, etc. Removing it at the "T" will also tell you how far the crap goes.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention... if it's clogged up inside the hose, the head may be clogged up as well - might want to check into all this before spending too much time on it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017

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