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Re: Want to install a head in an Alerion 28
Is there room for a 'real' head where the portapotti usually sits? Clearly it's possible if you can create a solid base, and then you have to install the through hulls and/or a holding tank.
You'll need a water intake unless you plan to use your freshwater (assuming you have that), and a discharge if overboard discharge is permitted anywhere you'll be. You'd also need a deck pumpout fitting for the tank.
All in all it's not a simple job.. and you're drilling holes in an otherwise unbreached hull.. for that sort of boat I'd give it some thought. There's something to be said about a simple daysailer without those kinds of complications...
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