Mike Rowe should do a show on pumping/cleaning holding tanks,
Did that today, for the first time ever in my life. Would've been significantly easier were it not for the fact our pump-out port's top few threads are bad, so we have to remove the washer from the adaptor to get it to thread, which meant a slight air leak, which meant reduced pump-out performance. But we got her done. Did the vinegar and baking soda cleaning before-hand. Pumped 'er out, filled 'er up with water, pumped 'er out again. Will pump a gallon of purple stuff in thru the head as part of winterization.
That comes later this week, along with winterizing the coolant system with purple stuff.
and bottom washing a sailboat!
That'll get done during haul-out, next weekend
Then I get to build a frame to tent the tarp. Then we tarp her. Then
I can start contemplating a couple of after-haul-out projects, such as rebuild the head's pump, replace the packing in the packing gland, and add a strainer to the fresh-water intake line. Probably would be a Good Idea to trace and document all the wiring, too. (And correct the stuff that isn't up to my standards.) Then there's various wood bits that'll probably be removed and will go home for refinishing... such as the companionway steps...
Then, when April rolls around, she goes back in the water with a fresh coat of bottom paint. Yay!