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On my Newport 28 the freshwater tank was located in the v berth. The tank did not have an inspection / clean out port. The fill opening was in the anchor locker and there was another fill opening in the top of the tank. By opening the top fill I could look inside the tank and see there was all sorts of slimy stuff on the walls of the tank. Shocking the system would take a long time to clean that out. So I added an nice clean out port to the tank. This way I could reach my arm inside the tank, clean it thoroughly, then shock it. I still wouldn't drink the water from it, but I was comfortable washing and bathing with the water.
For the holding tank I would fill it with water and then empty it.
Personally, I find it easier to empty the holding tank at the end of each trip. I don't like to leave 'stuff' in the tank if I can avoid it.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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