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On most boats I've worked on, I assume the previous owner was completely insane and incompetent... and I'm usually a lot closer to the mark than you would be assuming that they're competent and know what they're doing.
I can't say how many horror stories I could tell based on the work done by PO on friends' boats. Fortunately for me, my boat didn't have a PO...so all I have to worry about is the bad work
done by the incompetent electrician
I hired originally to commission the boat. Big mistake...
Don't go cheap on the hoses... that's a false economy...and re-doing head hoses is generally not what you ever want to be doing if at all avoidable.
If you have any questions, let me know. I'm still kind of wondering why there was a hose parallel to the holding tank and why they chose to put the diaphragm waste pump where they did??? Both are very puzzling.
One last point—Keep the plumbing in the head as simple and short as possible. It reduces the possible problems you can have and the shorter and simpler the plumbing, the less chance you have of it clogging, permeating, leaking, etc, and the less sewage you'll have aboard when you have to replace a hose.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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