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Re: Marine Toilet (good, bad, and ugly)

Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
The problem is some folks don't feel they should need to think through the head, as it doesn't make the boat go. It is certanly simpler than other boat systems, such as engines, but it's given no value or attention. ...
That is basically the whole problem. Blow off the little chore of pumping out after a weekend on the boat, let the holding tank sit full of poopy water for a few weeks (or months), and the system will become permeated with sulfides. Then you'll spend months or years trying to get rid of the "head odor".

Design and install the system properly, keep the system as aerobic as possible, and ALWAYS pump out before letting the boat sit for more than a day or two, and you'll probably never have to worry much about odors.

Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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