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eliminating seacock for overboard discharge
I have a 1973 Pearson 30. I primarily day sail and cruise a few weekends and a few weeks each year in the Northeast with one or two additional people on board. Wherever I spend the night I can typically find pump out pretty easily.
The boat is hauled and on the hard now. The seacock located in the bow for head overboard looks okay (alhtough there's green crud all over it) but is probably the original. That said, I'm just not a fan of holes in the hull. I also like simple systems and want to "clean up" the many hoses and y valves around the head because I never pump overboard and frankly, dont want to.
Long story short, can I eliminate that seacock and glass over. And in the process eliminate all "extra" lines...so, in the end there would be: a line bringing sea water in to the toilet, a line from the toilet to the tank, a line from the tank to the deck for pump out. No y valves, no vented loops etc etc etc. Resale is not a concern.