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By garden valves, I'm guess he means gate valves...
As for recourse, a survey should have picked this up, as well as the engine issue. If you've already bought the boat, you may not have any recourse, unless there was something in the P&S agreement specifically stating the condition of the engine and the head. Caveat emptor still rules in most cases.
Adding a holding tank isn't a big deal. Raritan makes a small one, 5 gallon IIRC, that is designed to go around the base of the head, so no other space is required. Add that tank, a deck pump out fitting and plumb the head into the tank and the tank's pumpout fitting with a y-splitter or diverter valve to the deck fitting and to a diaphragm pump and then to the seacock and you'l be good to go.
Doing this is probably a better idea than glassing over the seacock through-hull, since the head would be usable and would allow you to either pump it overboard or pump it out using pump out facilities.
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