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Re: That Smell? Victory....maybe?

Greetings Tyler,

We've been going through an ordeal like that ourselves for the past few years. We would notice an odor up forward in the V-bearth that became more noticeable in the summer time. I replaced all the sanitation lines, twice actually. Replaced it with that expensive white sanitation hose, then tore it all out a couple years later and replaced with with mostly hard ABS plastic pipe. The interior of our boat is insulated with a spray on foam coating. After this last summer, I pulled up the hatch covers in the v-bearth where the holding tank is mounted and spent a hot afternoon upside down in one of those access holes scraping out the foam insulation below the holding tank and cutting out a wooden shelf in a nearby cabinet under the y-valve. I kind of figured in the last couple of hose changes that I spilled some mucky water on both, and even though I cleaned it up, the odor was imbedded into the material. That seems to have fixed our problem. There's always something to fix when you have a boat.
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