SailNet Community - View Single Post - Head/Water waste and holding tanks
View Single Post
Old 07-12-2006
wallybygolly wallybygolly is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wallybygolly is on a distinguished road
Head/Water waste and holding tanks

The area I am looking for a slip in has a No Discharge rule. I plan on using the marina facilities as much as possible...however, for the times that I don 't is where I have a question.

First, if I install a holding tank for the head, is it customary to just take the boat down to the pumping station whenever it gets full? I plan on taking the boat out sailing every weekend or so...could I realistically just monitor the status of the tanks and when I get out of the harbor pump out the tanks through the seacock? Like I said, the usage would be minimal, so I think I could go a few weeks between pumpings...I'm not sure though, hopefully somebody can give me some insight on how they operate on this stuff.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook