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Holding tank in Jeanneau 51
Chris, I''m going to second all the advice you''ve been given so far. I''m in the middle of a refit of our 34'' Yorktown (in California also) and presently involved in the installation of the holding tank. To be honest, it is an onerous task. But can be accomplished with much perserverence. I''m going to give you several sources I have used to gather information to do the task. One is a great web site where the owner of a 38'' Triton has chronicled his refit in great detail and in particular, for you, the holding tank purchase and installation. Go to http://www.triton381.com/ click on "the rebuilding". On the left side of the page you will see, "interior projects" click on this. Now you have lots of options and click on, "head". Once you are there, click on, "MSD Holding Tank and Plumbing". While he is installing a Lavac Popular Marine Toilet, his installation procedure is for any marine toilet and holding tank.
I purchased my holding tank from Ronco Plastics http://www.ronco-plastics.com.
These are one of the best tanks you can buy being 3/8" thick. They are the least expensive that I found and the folks at Ronco are a pleasure to do business with. You can have your inlet, outlet, and vent fitting(s) placed anywhere you like on the tank and then they manufacture your tank to your specifications. You can also have an inspection plate installed if you wish. I followed Peggy Hall''s advice and had two (2) 3/4" vents installed in mine and an inspection plate in the event something goes terribly wrong and it needs to be cleaned out someday.
You can go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/tp/tp1332/appendixC.htm and find specific information and schematics for installing waste systems. This is a Canadian government website that is excellant for learning specifics about MSD''s.
And you can learn a little about what Peggy Hall has to say by going to http://www.morgan41page.org/Systems/M41_Sanitation.htm
Another web site from California government gives you some pretty good schematics for installations, go to, http://dbw.ca.gov/design.htm
Last but not least, go to GOOGLE and type in, "How to install a holding tank." You will find many web sites to go to that will give you additional information. Have fun, Peter