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Old 10-23-2002
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Need help with my head

Some of the stink could be coming from the intake hose for the head. Organisms love to grow inside that hose between visits to the boat, and the first few "flushes" will unleash some of the most foul odors imaginable. If this is part of the problem, solutions are to install an inline device to treat the intake water (mask the odors and will color the water a nice blue) such as the Earth Safe system that West Marine sells (which is what I did), or only use fresh water to flush. Some people plumb a small fresh water tank for the intake line so that no raw water is used at all. Or you can fill the toilet bowl with fresh water from the shower head (assuming the boat has one of those "telephone" deals.)
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