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Old 04-08-2012, 21:48   #1
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Im trying to get advice on whether to install a second electrasan to my boat or stay with a standard system. I have a 415 O/I with two heads my aft is electrasan mc and I have another brand new EC ? Florida vs Electrasan? I am refitting and plan to cruise. Ideas? Thanks all
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Old 04-08-2012, 22:05   #2
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Re: Electrasan or holding tank ???

I love the Electro Scan. Unfortunately there are no discharge zones in the Florida keys so you would need some type of holding tank if you plan to go there.
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Old 04-08-2012, 22:17   #3
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Also if one of my heads is conventional holding tank etc. is it leagal to chain and padlock the head door with the Electrasan mc while in florida?
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Re: Electrasan or holding tank ???

That would probably make the authorities happy. You could also lock the seacock closed on that head. If you have a way to empty the holding tank overboard be sure to lock that seacock as well.
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Re: Electrasan or holding tank ???

See this thread
Wife + Holding Tank = Fighting With Me
Peg Halls company was involved in marine sanitation systems and the she sold the company and is now retired. She knows everything about crap and where you can put it and where you can't. She used to give lectures and seminars on the subject. Anybody else's comments are just........crap unless they agree with her. Research her posts here.
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Re: Electrasan or holding tank ???

You can have both and have the best of both worlds. When you are in a no discharge zone, store it. When you are not put your Y-valve the other way and treat it.
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Thanks David thats exactly what I was thinking , if i can cram it all in there? :-) its an O/I so i do have space just gotta measure it closely. My fwd holding tank now is the bag type.
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Re: Electrasan or holding tank ???

If you end up buying a new tank, these are the guys to buy it from: Ronco Plastics - Marine Water Tanks, RV Water Tank, Auto Detail Tanks, Water Tanks
They have hundreds of sizes and shapes, they are very good quality, and they will install the fittings where ever you want them.
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