Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Lewmar Ocean Series hatchs will work but I wonder if you don't just need to replace the gasketing material. On our old boat (1976 Cal 2-29) I found that I had to replace the solid foam gaskets at about 5 year intervals.
On our boat we had a roughly 20 gallon triangular holding tank under the forward end of the forepeak berth. A Whale Gusher hand pump was mounted vertically on the face of the forward bulkhead and allowed one to pump the tank out through the overboard discharge that was fitted with a Y-Valve when one was off shore or to a deck fitting when one was at a pump-out station. The nice thing about the Whale is that one can suction waste through it if the pump-out station is fitted with a vacume pick-up line. Just ensure that the vent line to the tank is clear.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."