I was very happy to install a new toilet while the boat was out of the water
this past winter, but now am saddened because there is a small leak on the discharge pipe. It leaks
where the discharge pipe joins a diverter valve that channels the waste either to a storage
tank or out of the boat. I have tried tightening the connection but it still leaks
, but have read that overtightening can cause this problem. I have two questions: 1. Do I have to take the boat out of the water
to fix this? and, 2. What is the best way to fix this?
Right now I have the water inlet valve shut off and the toilet is not being used. Needless to say, when I discovered the leak the boat had been closed up for a week and the weather
had turned warm. You can imagine the smell.
If I have to take it out of the water, my club has a haul out
wagon available at no cost, but then I have to line up other members to help. If I can do it safely in the water, I would rather do that, but I dont want to risk sinking my boat. I should also add that I am a newbie who doesn't know much, but am willing to learn from the experienced hands on this forum.