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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Bubbles, thanks for the warning. I wasn't going to do anything before pulling the manual and seeing what was recommended.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

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Take any family photos, or are you waiting to get her 'out there'?
No family photos yet. I'm waiting 'til we at least leave the dock!
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

No rush. Get her wrung out, get comfortable with her. We've been with you this long (in spirit), we will wait for you. Have fun!
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

I'm shooting for leaving Rock Hall on Aug. 18. Can't promise the HWH will be working. Anyone want to go along on what I hope will be a more sedate trip than Rock Dawg's?
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

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Whoa, hang on shipmate. Make sure you carefully RTFM on that one. Many furler bearings or indeed, bearings in marine blocks and hardware, do not want any kind of lubricant. You simply flush them out with fresh water. Petroleum distillates may damage the bearings.

If you absolutely insist on squirting something in there, contrary to the manual, I recommend Sailkote by McLube. That stuff is safe to spray on nearly anything and provides amazing reduction in friction.
Is why I asked what kind of furling system. Some of the older ones like Good/ Profurl do have the bearings packed in a sealed lubricated area and do need to be repacked and sealed after time. It is a pain in the ass job with the little balls falling everywhere. They also get flat spotted after time. ( ask me how I know). Is why I went with the Harken when I replaced it.

My newer Harken !V just requires a good fresh water rinsing. What kind of furler system is it
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Is the holding tank in the head? If not, the smell would not be from failing to pump it. If it is, they're usually not a permeable material, so its probably the hoses that stink, or possibly leaking connections. Permeated hoses and bad connections never get better and your wife may always turn her nose up....

I would replace them. Lousy job, not terribly expensive, but is DIY. Most people do not take proper care of onboard waste systems and cause odor. They should not smell. If you start over, you can insure they never do. Get Peggy Hall's book Get Rid of Boat Odors. It's the bible. Your wife will thank you and you won't be on the receiving end of criticism when you just want to go cruising.

Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owners Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor: Peggie Hall: 9781892399151: Amazon.com: Books

Then get Raritan K.O., which I think she invented and sold them the rights.


Minnie recommendation is spot on. Use the Trident green stripe sanitation hose ( comes in black and white). It is far superior to almost everything else.

I spent today putting another hole in Haleakulas hull. It was for a second holding tank vent. I put a 1 inch one right under the Rub rail and put drilled a new fitting into the holding tank ( it was gross, stunk and was done quickly)
I did this to give better aeration to the holding tank. The original C&C spec was a 1/2 inch vent hose. Just didn't seem to be enough. We didn't have a smell, but when it reached the 1/2 full point ( 12 gallons) to much pressure on the toilet handle IMHO. Now its a breeze. Peggy says the more aeration the better
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

I bought her book and am working my way through it. Once the head is pumped out, I plan on rebuilding the head and replacing the hoses. Since I was going that far, I was planning on removing the macerateor pump and related hoses. I don't expect to be in a position to do overboard dumps any time soon, and the pump takes up some prime real estate. I also need to make sure the vent isn't clogged. I looked for it a few weeks ago, but didn't see it. I was perusing my online photos the other day and saw where it is, so that's a good start!

Regarding the furler, I am not sure of the brand. It uses a track with two slots (though the sail only goes in one of them) and the furling line wraps inside an enclosed drum. The job halyard attaches to a car that rides up the track and the head of the job is attached to the car. The car serves as the swivel. There is a picture of the furler in my gallery, but I can't link to it (typing on my phone).
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I bought her book and am working my way through it. Once the head is pumped out, I plan on rebuilding the head and replacing the hoses. Since I was going that far, I was planning on removing the macerateor pump and related hoses. I don't expect to be in a position to do overboard dumps any time soon, and the pump takes up some prime real estate. I also need to make sure the vent isn't clogged. I looked for it a few weeks ago, but didn't see it. I was perusing my online photos the other day and saw where it is, so that's a good start!

Regarding the furler, I am not sure of the brand. It uses a track with two slots (though the sail only goes in one of them) and the furling line wraps inside an enclosed drum. The job halyard attaches to a car that rides up the track and the head of the job is attached to the car. The car serves as the swivel. There is a picture of the furler in my gallery, but I can't link to it (typing on my phone).

Think about that since you are close to the ocean, and I can forsee ocean trips for you in the future in the Ocean . It's way easy to dump once out three miles. Nice to have the option. All it is is a y valve and either hand or mascerator pump. Can be a bitch if you re offshore looking for a pump out and I'd hate to come in an inlet just or that if I was full.

For someone inland I can understand. But a small pump and one hose to a thru hull isn't a big deal. Especially if its there already.

Jut think about it.

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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

You'll have to come see our set-up, Dave. We lose almost an entire locker under our starboard settee due to the pump.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

BTW, wasn't discounting the advice. Just thinking that it wouldn't be hard to put it back in in the future, and at this point we're probably going to be staying in the Bay at least into 2015. I expect/hope to be pumping out regularly, too.

But your point about "emergency" situations is well made.
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