I’m not sure how old the hot water heater was but it really doesn’t matter. The heater was always leaking and we never used it so the smart thing was to remove it. The freshwater hose into the unit was rerouted back into the cold line. This way the hot water faucet handle will still work and keep the water in those lines from getting stagnant.
I finally got around to the teak repair in the aft cabin bathtub of this 36 Carver Motoryacht. It wasn’t a high priority but the stars aligned and what I mean by that is that I finally went to the teak shop and bought some wood.