When you remove the starboard panel, can you access the holding tank hoses for replacement? How tight is it?I wonder if my previous owner did all that then when he had the boat. Mine are all free floating. Port side has that same brace. Starboard side has the holding tank, and its brace is permanently fixed there.
Glad it helped.
Looks like a kink in green hose coming off the pump to the port side in the top photo. If you want to do a tight radius like that, you may want to look at a different type of hose.
I don't use it at the moment, but it is something that has crossed my mind. I will probably end up using the actual hose, the white hose, and draw arrows on it and such to just document what pipe does what. I need to replace all my head hoses as well and will do the same thing.Looks like a kink in green hose coming off the pump to the port side in the top photo. If you want to do a tight radius like that, you may want to look at a different type of hose.
Interesting! I had two thru hulls, one for a speed indicator and one for a depth transducer, but they were directly under the pump. I closed them off when I bought the boat and just installed a inhull depth transducer. I want as little holes in my boat as possible. The hose goes to a sideish thru-hull. I can get a better picture today. Nicole went over me, so I stayed in a hotel for the night. Boat is safe, checked on her this morning.@Brae-Burn That holding tank pump is an interesting arrangement. I can't zoom into the photos but it looks like the hose goes to a through-hull that used to be for a transducer (that's where mine are located).
I think as long as the pump is pulling effluent, it will work. The tank will pull a vacuum (inhale) through the vent just as if you were using a pump-out at a dock.
My arrangement is different. A PO added two selector valves and a Boswell "Gusher" diaphragm manual pump crammed in under the head sink and plumbed them to the factory overboard seacock for the toilet. When I want to empty the holding tank, I simply flip the necessary valve from "deck" to "sea", open the seacock and operate the pump under the sink.
That's exactly what I did.draw arrows on it and such to just document what pipe does what.
I have the usual Rule 2000 gph electric pump that most people use, installed in the forward-most bilge bay where the water tends to collect.what type of bilge pump do you have?
Okay, so it isn't just me that has water in the bilge after it rains.That's exactly what I did.
I have the usual Rule 2000 gph electric pump that most people use, installed in the forward-most bilge bay where the water tends to collect.
There is also a Whale/Henderson Mk V hand pump installed in the cockpit.
In a real "oh shit" emergency, I can remove the hose from the back of my toilet and jam an extension hose onto it and use my toilet pump as another emergency hand pump. It's also a Henderson Mk V.
I'm sorry to say that I haven't found a way or a good "nuisance" pump to get that last 2 inches of water out of our bilge. I simply use a 2.5 gallon shop vac after it rains.
Actually it isn’t wildly optimistic- perhaps on the higher end.$35k is wildly optimistic.