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It would have to be - if you are beating the dock with the hose you are already half way towards replacing it - the old one is in your hand.

No new hose in sight, slap and spray all you want
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it's part and parcel of the canadian liveaboard scene; only strange people do it. the guy beating on the poo hose was kind of living with this woman three boats down - a modified houseboat/tug/something or other. he had a 20 foot sloop as well and I often saw him sleeping in it. something happened and he was kicked out of the marina while we were away; maybe they had a big fight or something. so at ten at night i find him on the dock, in the dark, whacking away at this hose, which i assume came from her boat (he still hangs around). these folks really are living on the cheap, so i can see them recycling poo hose.

but after pulling out the old lectrasan unit and installing a holding tank, i would rather drill a big hole in the bottom of the boat than replace poo hose every year.
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I just had an idea to deal with the ongoing problem of blocked discharge hose. I sent some vinegar down the head this am, and it occurred to me that if I guy would dump a box of baking soda in there, quickly pour in a gallon of vinegar, and pump like hell, the co2 pressure would build up awful quickly. as long as i clamped the vent hose first, it would probably blow out the blockage in the discharge hose.
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Good point on the cooking oil SailingDog. I pump it over directly but never thought of the implications on the holding tank.
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Good point on the cooking oil SailingDog. I pump it over directly but never thought of the implications on the holding tank.
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