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  1. Parts for an Aloha 32

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am purchasing an Aloha 32. BTW, thanks for all those who comment on an earlier thread about the boats. This one in particular is missing it's holding tank. Does anyone know where to find one?
  2. Holding Tank Vent?

    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...
  3. Holding Tank for Cal 31

    Want to replace current 9 gallon holding tank in bow with larger (25 - 35 gallon) tank. Any ideas on where it could be located? I have looked into the bow area and not a good option. Available bow tanks don't fit well and can only go up to 20 gallon. We plan to be on the boat for minimum of...
  4. Grey Water in No discharge areas

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Anyone know if you can still drain your grey water (sink, shower, etc) through a direct overboard in harbors that are "no discharge?" I am off to Avalon on Catalina Island in a couple of weeks and have always wondered about this. I know sewage is a no no and they put the dye tablet in your...
  5. Holding tank

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am going to put a holding tank to Beneteau Oceanis 351, 1993 ( with two aft cabins) in few weeks. Question goes to other oceanis owners: Where have you put it? Few pics of tanks in place would be also nice :o
  6. Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

    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...
  7. How to empty the holding tank on a Watkins 1979 sailboat 27 ft

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    We just got our sailboat and need help. Could you tell us how to empty the holding tank on a Watkins 1979 27 ft sailboat?
  8. Biogas Producing Holding Tank

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hey, I've been thinking how it could be a good use of a holding tank, to collect the biogas that it produces, and use it for heating or cooking. Making and using biogas is even more environmentally friendly than doing aerobic composting, while also providing a useful resource. Depending on...
  9. Clearing the Holding Tank Vent Hose

    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...
  10. Head Help

    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...
  11. Valving for overboard by macerator OR gravity

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    I am replacing the holding tank on my new old boat and the new tank's bottom will be a couple of inches above the water line. I want to be able to discharge by gravity but there is a perfectly good macerator pump teed off of the pump out line about even with the top of the tank. There is a Y...
  12. Replacing "bladder" in the head?

    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...
  13. 1972 Pearson 390 Holding Tank

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have to replace the ancient metal holding tank. I'm not sure how to get it out. It's difficult to get exact dimensions because of how it's installed. Also, I don't know if it's too heavy yet to lift out by hand. I'm hoping that anyone with experience has some suggestions. thanks, Jim
  14. Gravity holding tank does not drain

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm new to this but would certainly appreciate any thoughts and/or advice. I purchased a 2001 Beneteau 331 last year, and the Jabsco manual head was plumbed so that a Y valve allowed you to either pump directly overboard, or into the holding tank. The holding tank could only be emptied by...