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It is worse if the boat is one that you just bought...since it isn't even your own sewage, but that of total strangers...

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It is worse if the boat is one that you just bought...since it isn't even your own sewage, but that of total strangers...
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Yup... actually, one marina owner I know is a plumber in his day job... ended up buying a marina to have someplace to put his boat...then sold his boat...and spends more time playing marina owner than plumbing..

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I love my wife... we pumped out, circulated fresh water through the system, and then she replaced the joker valve. Other than the pumpout, it took 5 minutes and the problem is gone...

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same problem

We just bought a 1980 30 ft Catalina with the same problem. when we wet flush the smell is terrible. I would have never thought it would use the holding tank waste for flushing. Also I have liquid that drains back into the bowl....not allot but some. I'm going to rebuild the head and if it's using waste water to flush, that's going to get re plumbed too.
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I hope you realize how lucky you are...and better treat her right..

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It is worse if the boat is one that you just bought...since it isn't even your own sewage, but that of total strangers...
Being in the process of buying a used boat, this is just the mental image I needed. Thanks, SD

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I count my blessings every day! Here's the trick to getting them to fix things... make it more expensive for YOU to fix it than for THEM to fix it. Like the other day when we were having a problem with the outboard... I went and grabbed the hammer and said I should be able to get it working pretty quickly... she told me not to go near the outboard and then spent the next two hours trying to fix it. Today, I told her not to worry about the head - I was making a "rush" appointment with the marina yard people to fix the valve and they should be able to do it this week for only twice the price... five minutes later - we're pumping the head out and she's replacing the joker valve!

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Being in the process of buying a used boat, this is just the mental image I needed. Thanks, SD

No charge for that... just want to prepare you for the reality of buying a used boat. BTW, a friend bought a boat and the head hadn't been pumped out in over three years... Very nasty... good luck and have fun.

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