Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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Made a mistake.
The hole size is 1” not ˝”.
The through hole is still in the boat so I am not exactly sure of the size. A 1” hose fits over it.
The new hole size will need to fit a through hole that a 1 ˝ inch hose fits over so I am thinking a 1 ˝ through hole.
The same situation still exists and all the ideas are still the same I think.
The macerator through hole is located at the waterline. I can bend over the dock and put my hand up against it, as I have done it when checking the macerator. No waste would run down the side or at least only an inch if it did. I cannot remember if it is at the waterline or part is under water. It may even be under water after we get to cruising with all the gear. We macerate when sailing. We are moving so it does not catch up with us. We did it once heaved to and never again, that was on our old Catalina 30 and the through hole was under water but still the odor was bad.
So I could see that when cruising we may be at anchor and need to pump out so underwater would be better.
To move the through hole below the water line I would need to drill yet another hole in the boat. Leave the one that is there because to take out the through hole and fill the hole and re-do the waterline is a lot of time\work and we have way to many other projects going to take that on. Besides our sh… don’t stink!
The toilet out through hole is in a bad location, under the master bunk and hard to get at. We do not use it. We put in all new waste plumbing and holding tank and toilet. We use fresh water and the holding tank.
I had never heard of the “Oops Arbor” but just looked at one on Amazon and looks like it will do the trick. I am definitely getting that tool. Seems like the answer. I am not sure if my hole saws will work with two together.
There have been a lot of good ideas and I am glad I asked.
Last edited by SanDiegoChip; 03-10-2010 at 01:21 PM.