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I just saw this thread and disagree completely with the design.
I would leave in place exactly what you have and simply add a diverter valve after the gusher pump so you can set it for overboard pump out or on deck pump out.
The current setup allows you to discharge directly overboard from the head without storing anything in the holding tank or needing to pump that tank out. THAT is the simplest solution when you are offshore or in the Caribe or Mexico or other places that don't have pumpouts or pumpout regulations.

Dawg's solution is good for boats that will remain inshore and in the States.

Obviously, you need to replace hoses...but the PO made his modifications for a good reason!! That is exactly the setup I had on my Tayana. No reason to store waste on the boat when at sea or in many other places.
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Thanks for your input. I do agree your design would give me more options and any future buyer of the boat might want to go with it but here are my thoughts on continuing with the mod that, as of today is 98% complete:

1. I just cut all the new hoses last week. All but one or two are installed. I'm having a little trouble with fittings. Bending, cutting, and installing in the tight quarters (under the V berth) wasn't easy but I think it is going fairly well.
2. I did/do like the simplicity of SD's design.
3. For now, all my cruising will be in the Chesapeake Bay.
4. By law, I am to keep the Y valve lined up and locked to the holding tank and waste pump out. If I would ever go offshore, it would be for short periods. Since I'll be using the holding tank 95% of the time anyway, why not go with the simple design?
5. Another Y valve is another $100+.
6. I believe your suggestion would prevent ataining one of my objectives - to be able to backflush the holding tank and line each time I pump out.

Do you agree with my logic?
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I think I understand your design. I agree, it is simpler than mine. But:
1. I didn't have any other use for the $100+ Whale Y valve .
2. I am suppose to (by law) have some way to lock out a path to discharge overboard through the thru hull. The only way I know to do that is to use a nylon tie to strap the Y valve handle to the deck discharge position.
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you dont have to lock the y valve you can also secure the hull valve. you could always sell the y valve or just put it in place of the t on my boat. btw i did not design mine its factory. the nice thing about how my boat is, is there is only 4 hoses, one from the head, one to the t, one overboard, and one to the pump out, so less connections. i am also on the chessy, look for the salty dawg

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I think I understand your design. I agree, it is simpler than mine. But:
1. I didn't have any other use for the $100+ Whale Y valve .
2. I am suppose to (by law) have some way to lock out a path to discharge overboard through the thru hull. The only way I know to do that is to use a nylon tie to strap the Y valve handle to the deck discharge position.
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Harbin...no prob. Didn't realize you'd started. The design will be just fine for your plans.
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