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Old 16-09-2011, 23:01   #16
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As always, Peggy is the voice of reason. Thanks for getting us back on track.
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Old 17-09-2011, 13:09   #17
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Re: Head Troubles

Actually most of the cost in the replacement is due to the fact that the holding tank is under fiberglass and teak/ holly floor.

The floor needs to be cut so that the tank can be removed, i plan to have it cut in such a way that the cutout can be converyed to a hatch.

Included in the cost are the cutout of the floor, replacement of all hoses, and a new custom tank, yes i checked ronco, they don have a standard tank that would not reduce my holding capacity by more than 50% due to the strange shape of the tank.

Penny thanks for the offer i will email you next week.

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Old 17-09-2011, 16:47   #18
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That's still WAY more expensive than it should be cut the sole to get to the tank...sounds like they quoted you to take a Sawzall to the sole, then lay a whole new teak and holly sole, and then added a 300% "smelly stinky job" surcharge. Which, btw, it doesn't HAVE to be if the tank isn't leaking so much that you can't thoroughly flush it out. I love your plan to create a hatch...I did that on my own boat...4 new hatches. Get other quotes to just deal with the sole (floor)...you can do the rest yourself, honest, for well under $1000 unless you want to replace your toilet with an all china "throne" too.

I'm really surprised Ronco doesn't have a good fit, 'cuz they have more 100 NON rectangular shapes. However, there are other MUCH better locations for a waste tank than where the current one is...so let's explore some alternatives before you order a custom tank to fit that space.

I'll look forward to your email next week!
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Old 23-09-2011, 05:32   #19
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first off bleach the tank out as clean as you can get it.
and the surrounding area.
then get a sawzall long blade and cut the tank to ribbons and pull it out piece by stinky piece.
this will be easier to do if you get the tank to move slide around before you cut it up.
Aluminum will easy cut using a blade.
AND if you can get in there you can even use a chisel and hammer to slice thru aluminum. The tank is not that thick.
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I'm having a hard time believing this is true. Honestly, a teak sole isn't that hard to pull up. Figure out how they installed it, and then reverse the process.

You're looking for shortcuts that suggest you might not really be cut out for boat ownership. Would you really leave a leaky holding tank aboard once you've switched to a different sanitation system? If so, it's time to take up a different hobby.

If new boaters have to know everything that people with years of experience know, pretty soon all the "quaified" boaters will have died off and no one else will have accumulated their skills and knowledge because they were told to stay off the water.
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