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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    My holding tank is under the V-berth, with a vent line (5/8?) running to a charcoal filter and up into my anchor locker. It actually vents—just a cut hose end—into the anchor locker, which drains overboard. The anchor locker is mostly sealed from the rest of the cabin, except for pass-through...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a C&C 35 Mk II, which had an Edson steering pedestal and wheel and which I removed, as I prefer a tiller. It has an emergency tiller which fits over a "rudder head" at the back of the cockpit (see picture here: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/w8irjonv0zojfkz/AADWiDICiqmBFsjtjzi2oEQra). But...
  3. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I've got a Wilcox Crittenden Imperial 51 which I am rebuilding. I am wondering if there is anyone who might have an old one kicking around which I can purchase for part? :)
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 12 year old Bene 331 and I'm looking to replace all the head hoses over the winter. Wondering who has had experience with this and more specifically: - Has anyone done a system with rigid PVC/ABS and flexible couplers? - Is there any downside to completely removing the Y-valve for...
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but I'm new to boating and couldn't find a thread on this topic. We recently bought a 1976 Catalina 27 with no holding tank. We'd like to live on board, which means we have to install either a holding tank or a composting head. We're leaning toward...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello! I will try to be short to explain the problem, which is very frustrating. I recently got a Sense 46. The head is Vacuflush/Sailvac (I don't have experience with this system). I did two pump outs, but the third time, it stopped working. The holding tank can't be pumped out. The vent...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    I recently purchased a 1974 Pearson 26. She is in very good shape overall and I am pleased and excited. I have been looking into all of her systems and am a bit unsure about her head setup. She has a pump toilet with a Kracor Rentention System with a deck mounted waste drain and I believe a...
  8. Gear & Maintenance
    I recently purchased a 1974 Pearson 26. She is in very good shape overall and I am pleased and excited. I have been looking into all of her systems and am a bit unsure about her head setup. She has a pump toilet with a Kracor Rentention System with a deck mounted waste drain and I believe a...
  9. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello All: We are refitting the interior of our recently-purchased C&C 36R. The 36R was produced as a "stripped down" racing model with a basic head that discharges straight to the sea--no holding tank. As I have been evaluating the cost of a waste management system (holding tank, pump...
  10. Gear & Maintenance
    Recently purchased a Hans Christian 33. We're dealing with foul odor from the head and going after all variables in play. We bought the boat from a person who spent weekends aboard it but never took it out to sail. When we took ownership of the boat, her holding tank was completely full. The...
  11. Electrical Systems & Solar
    Hi, I am not sure the electrical section is the place to post the question, but can anyone provide me the pros and cons of replacing my toilets with electric ones? What is the best brand and why. Thank you for your help. Rochelle
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    Should I spend $125 for a new motor for my Jabsco electric head or $170 for a new manual unit? The motor must have a bad spot on it. When it does not work I rotate the shaft with pliers and it spins properly.
  13. Gear & Maintenance
    Last November, I bought my first sailboat - a 1974 Sabre 28. I sailed her from Annapolis to the Eastern shore of the Chessapeake (what a nice sailing boat) and dry docked her for the season. When I bought her, I knew that the head was an outdated direct discharge deal that would have to be...
  14. Living Aboard
    So how does this work ? Is there such a thing as a slip with its own pump out or do you have to bring the boat around each time you want to pump out.
  15. Gear & Maintenance
    If there's already a thread for this question, please send me in the right direction. We need to replace the portable head that came with our 1975 Douglas & McLeod 22. The space near the v-berth is large enough to accommodate most shape and sizes, and there is no track or fitting that we have...
  16. Gear & Maintenance
    Possibly a stupid question, but the previous owner replaced the head's holding tank with a "Vetus" bladder of sorts. What on earth is the procedure/policy for removing and discarding? Or can this system be pumped out? NY does not allow overboard discharge (thank god). Seems like it will be a...
  17. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 71 Ranger 26, of the O'Day line. It has a simple head where there is a pump and a small switch to change between fill and flush...worked fine with liquid waste but when used #2 the pump stuck in the up position, even with a good amount of pressure it will not budge. Help. Bill
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