Certain geographical areas have restrictions on
grey water being pumped or drained overboard.
Be sure to check all local, state and federal laws
in the boating area.
The water temperature can vary during shower
use as the pressure pump cycles on and off.
For greatest consistency, turn the cold water on
full, then mix in hot water until the desired tem-
perature is obtained.
J - 4
A shower sump pump is incorporated into the drain sys-
tem of the shower. The shower drains into the sump
pump located in the floor, forward of the aft cabin. The
water will be pumped overboard. If an optional grey wa-
ter system is installed, the water will be pumped into the
grey water holding tank.
Shore water connection is standard on all Vista™ mod-
els. This feature allows the direct connection of a city or
shoreside water supply to the boat’s water system to
provide a constant supply of fresh water without the need
to constantly refill the water supply tank. This minimizes
pressure pump operation thus extending the life span of
The sump pump includes an automatic bilge switch and
is protected by a circuit breaker at the cabin panel. The
sump pump will automatically start as soon as the water
in the sump reaches a level that will cause the float on
the switch to rise.
Dockside shore water pressure can vary dramatically.
Excess pressure could damage the boat’s water system
so the shore connection also regulates the water pres-
sure to a maximum of 35 psi.
After showering, let the water flow for a period of time to
flush the pump of soap residue. Check the sump for
excess residue. When rinsed out, the pump will auto-
matically shut off.
To use shore water, connect the female inlet of the hose
from the potable water hose reel to the shore water fau-
cet and turn on the shore water. The water system of the
boat will then be pressurized by city water if the system
was previously primed. The female inlet of the shore
water hose is located in the shore power tub. See Fig-
If water flow from the shower head appears to be restrict-
head. If necessary, remove the head and clean the dis-
charge holes with a fine wire.
Periodically check the sump pump screen for clogs to
prevent drainage problems from occurring in the shower
drain. Refer to the manufacturer’s literature included in
the owner’s packet.
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The grey water system is optional on 378 Vista™ mod-
els. The water from the galley sink, head sink and show-
er will drain into a sump and is pumped into a 30 gallon
liters) holding tank. The waste level indicator is
located in the head compartment. A pump-out fitting
on the port deck, amidships. Refer to the locator draw-
ing at the back of this manual for the locations of the
pump-out fitting and grey water holding tank.
Shore Water Hose
Figure J3: Shore Power Tub
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
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