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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-19-2007 07:22 PM
sailingdog Just thought I'd mention it...
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Good point on the cooking oil SailingDog. I pump it over directly but never thought of the implications on the holding tank.
12-19-2007 06:22 PM
Lion35 Good point on the cooking oil SailingDog. I pump it over directly but never thought of the implications on the holding tank.
12-19-2007 03:17 PM
TrueBlue
12-19-2007 03:09 PM
lbdavis
Hoffa's great poop Explosion of 2007

12-19-2007 02:58 PM
HoffaLives I just had an idea to deal with the ongoing problem of blocked discharge hose. I sent some vinegar down the head this am, and it occurred to me that if I guy would dump a box of baking soda in there, quickly pour in a gallon of vinegar, and pump like hell, the co2 pressure would build up awful quickly. as long as i clamped the vent hose first, it would probably blow out the blockage in the discharge hose.
12-19-2007 11:45 AM
HoffaLives it's part and parcel of the canadian liveaboard scene; only strange people do it. the guy beating on the poo hose was kind of living with this woman three boats down - a modified houseboat/tug/something or other. he had a 20 foot sloop as well and I often saw him sleeping in it. something happened and he was kicked out of the marina while we were away; maybe they had a big fight or something. so at ten at night i find him on the dock, in the dark, whacking away at this hose, which i assume came from her boat (he still hangs around). these folks really are living on the cheap, so i can see them recycling poo hose.

but after pulling out the old lectrasan unit and installing a holding tank, i would rather drill a big hole in the bottom of the boat than replace poo hose every year.
12-19-2007 10:23 AM
chucklesR It would have to be - if you are beating the dock with the hose you are already half way towards replacing it - the old one is in your hand.

No new hose in sight, slap and spray all you want
12-19-2007 10:12 AM
sailingdog As a maintenance regimen, it makes sense to do the vinegar thing...but as a fix... I think replacing the hoses is easier and probably faster and safer...if a bit more fragrant.
12-19-2007 10:01 AM
chucklesR No sh.., I mean poo - Just replace the damn hose - even if you do it as part of a normal spring commissioning every year it's what 20 bucks in hose? As opposed to 15 bucks in vinegar and hours of sloooowly flushing?
I can see doing the smash and spray dockside if you are a liveaboard, after all you have no leaves to rake and nothing else to do (kidding, just kidding) but for normal weekend use it would take years of use/misuse (not fully flushing with fresh water when returning to dock) to clog a hose with calcificied carbon uric poo sludge.
12-19-2007 09:53 AM
TrueBlue That's like taking a shower and putting your dirty underwear back on.
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