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Last Oct. when I had my new Morgan 43 surveyed, it was recomended that the 50 gal. aft holding tank pumped, of course that was one of the only points I didn't confirm had been done. I have been busy "updating" lots of things. This Monday we cruised over to the pumpout spot at our marina and attempted to empty the holding tank without success. Evidently it contains about 48 gal. of waste that is no longer semi liquid, I filled it with water and tried to pump again and only removed about a quart or so. Question is, short of removing the tank, what can I do to soften the stool to where it will pump. My 85 year old Mom offered me some of her medicine but I declined. HELP!


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Peggie Hall recommends using fabric softener IIRC.

I would highly recommend you check your vent line before doing anything drastic. If the vent line is clogged, it doesn't much matter if the waste is liquid or won't pump out without a working clear vent line.


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Once you empty it out I recommend switching your crew to a high fiber diet

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Yea no joke! It must take hours for you to poo!
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