Originally Posted by CarlF
An option that is somewhat expensive but offers other advantages is to replace the head
with one that uses less flush water
. Our Raritan
Elegance seems to fill the holding tank
about half as fast as the head
on our last boat.
I only just bought a brand new Jabsco
Twist N'lock manual toilet which is the direct replacement for the older now originally installed that had the electric
conversion added to it and which leaks
, hence starting off this revamp of our inherited system. We have as I said earlier a Y Valve to select either direct overboard
or go to tank option. This valve has places built in to thread a cable tie or lock to prevent the handle being moved from the route
selected. The outlet thru-hull valve to which both the direct overboard
pipe and the tank discharge pipes finally exit the hull
has a large lever that could easily be locked in place with a simple bit of rigging
wire with a swaged loop either end, wrapped around the pipework and padlocked and/or as this and the Y valve are both in a locker t we could easily add a simple lock arrangement to a the locker doordoor an added defence.
As we are nearing the end of a post purchase refit
we were thinking too of taking advantage of a free Coastguard safety
checkover visit to make sure we are complying with the rules there, this might also make a good tester of whatever arrangement we end up with.