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  1. Need Advice on Odor-Sealing Paint

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello all, I just purchased a 28' Pearson with a extremely bad head/hose/holding tank odor. All original. I removed all the old hoses, toilet, tanks and couplings and am planning to replace with a composting head. we are day/weekend sailors. After removing all the above, washing with a bleach...
  2. Need Advice on Odor-Sealing Paint

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all, I just purchased a 28' Pearson with a extremely bad head/hose/holding tank odor. All original. I removed all the old hoses, toilet, tanks and couplings and am planning to replace with a composting head. we are day/weekend sailors. After removing all the above, washing with a...
  3. That Smell? Victory....maybe?

    Living Aboard
    2nd post here. I got my first boat (1981 Cascade 27) in June and am now living on it. I love it. The boat sails well, is very sturdy, well outfitted and was meticulously maintained by the previous owner. But- Man did it stink. 1st, the previous owner died, and the holding tank was left full...
  4. 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...
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