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05-07-2009 09:59 AM
deniseO30 I don't know how it is for other areas.. but around here (tidal delaware river nj and pa) pump outs are few a far between. The law is clear.. no dumping.. yet the law doesn't seem to make it clear that pumpouts must work and be accessable. One at the state marina is supposed to be free... well that almost never works. I don't know if it's true that the govs. provide $ for pump out locations but if they do it's a waste of $
05-07-2009 07:54 AM
sailingdog Must not use the boat a whole lot... if you only have to dump the compost once a year... Composting toilets aren't magic... a month's worth of crap still takes up a substantial amount of space, even after broken down into compost... granted a lot of it is water, but there's still a month's worth of crap when all is said and done.

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An empty holding tank: Priceless.
No holding tank at all - even better, just dump the compost once a year. Use a composting toilet!
05-07-2009 03:33 AM
zeehag nastiest toilet i ever smelled was a composting toilet a friend had in his boat a few years ago---in my head system i use odorloss chemical-is not blue--is biodegradeable and freshens the tank nicely without killing the fishies in the sea...even the pumpout that came to my boat went with the kerploosh noises....
05-06-2009 11:59 PM
mwrohde2
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No holding tank at all - even better, just dump the compost once a year. Use a composting toilet!
How's that work? It's got to have some holding capacity. And at once a year it has to be substantial.
05-06-2009 11:38 PM
blt2ski My marina is pretty good, and it is free! at least "ONE" of the two is pretty good, the other is a bit slow. They both work, as long as one holds the head into the outlet.

Marty
05-06-2009 10:58 PM
genieskip [QUOTE

An empty holding tank: Priceless.[/QUOTE]

No holding tank at all - even better, just dump the compost once a year. Use a composting toilet!
05-06-2009 10:48 PM
mwrohde2
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
An empty holding tank: Priceless.
That's how I feel about it. I try to get my crew and guests to pump as little water as possible because I have to pay to pump it back out . . . but out it has to go. I'll pay the freight.
05-06-2009 05:49 PM
JohnRPollard I should have added:

Many pump-out hoses have a neoprene/rubber end on the hose, that pushes down into the deck fitting for the holding tank. The seal is made by applying downward pressure on the hose, and in theory the neoprene form fits to any opening. It's an imperfect system at best, often allowing air to enter the pump system.

A very beneficial addition we made to our pump out repertoire was a Pump-Out Adapter like this.

It screws down into the threads for the deck fitting. Then the pump out hose clamps around it (after removing the universal neoprene adapter). It's gasketed and makes a completely airtight seal, and greatly improves the suction of any pump. If you don't have one yet, I strongly recommend that you get one.

Check the size of your deck fitting before ordering.
05-06-2009 05:40 PM
Pamlicotraveler
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That wasn't a pump out vac. You found the bank's night deposit tube system.
That was the marina's vacuum cleaner system. Now your gonna have to pay for it.
05-06-2009 05:34 PM
Tetra
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Location is D&S on tullytown cove tullytown pa. warning! go in at high tide! keep to the right going in.. left going out. Call in advance until season opens may 15th.
That wasn't a pump out vac. You found the bank's night deposit tube system.
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