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Hey Brad. Long winded posting here, but you asked for it...

Jonny Quest was the all time favorite show for me growing up. Not sure how the name came to me as a sailboat, but when it did, it just fit really well. Along with being the child explorer of my (our) youth, Jonny Quest is also a play on words-- as in a quest in a Jonny, or Jon boat. ( I was originally going to go with the name "The Jonny Quest" which I felt would emphasize the Jon boat play on words a bit more.)

So now that its time to relive my childhood (--in competition with my own kids, I'm afraid!). I have realized my life-long dream to have a sailboat named The Jonny Quest. (My wife suggested that I drop the "The" in the title, and I acquiesced). And I found a graphic artist who did a pretty descent job on matching the cartoon scripting on the transom, as you can see in the stern photo.

I missed your "Radji" reference because Jonny's friend from Calcutta, India spells his name "Hadji." (but that's splitting hairs and reveals me as a fanatic, not just a fan!) I'm glad to see you're a fan too.

We are starting our sailing explorations with a smaller boat while the kids are young-- we aren't up for the cruizing life at this point like CruisingDad, but I certainly do love reading about their adventures!

So Jonny Quest lives on, inspiring me to explore and to not completely let go of childlike excitement in life.

Cheers to you, Brad!
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If you're going to re-plumb the head... this is what I'd recommend:

Plumb the head discharge into the holding tank. Then add a diverter valve to the holding-tank's pumpout line. Have one side go to the pumpout fitting on deck, and have the other go to manual diaphragm pump, like a Whale Mk V, and then to the seacock and through hull. This allows you the ability to dump the holding tank when out past the three-mile limit and minimizes the number of hoses and the length of hose needed for the system. Simplicity is a good thing when it comes to the head plumbing.

Another common modification, if your head sink drains through a through-hull with a seacock that is below the waterline, is to add a t-fitting and have the head's water intake come from the head sink drain line. This allows you to flush the head with freshwater or saltwater. To flush with saltwater, plug the sink drain and open the seacock. To flush with fresh water, close the seacock and fill the sink with water. This makes winterizing the head very simple.

While this is a pretty good place for general information, you might want to check the Oday sailors forum at Sailboatowners.com as well as the various O'Day specific websites.


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Thanks for the contact, denise. I'll give him a call to figure out the water systems onboard. I know the head was flushing when I bought it, and I had a rebuild kit installed on it too. But the seacock to allow inboard/outboard discharge was frozen, so the shipyard bypassed it and routed flush water solely to the onboard holding tank. I don't yet know whether the flush water is coming from a throughhull connection or not, but at least I know what to be looking for now.

Haven't tried drikning the water yet--maybe I'll just go ahead and shock the system first to be safe!

Thanks for the system description, SailingDog!

One more followup question, other than these boards, is there a good source for info on this specific model? I could have a million questions, and not sure if this is the right place to post repeated questions (a different Sailnet forum, or this one?) Books, catalogs, etc.
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Thanks for the info SailingDog

That gives me a lot of options. When that work comes up I'll add in these t-fittings and petcocks as well.

Thanks to all for the suggestions here.
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