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Old 11-04-2013, 17:21   #16
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Re: Possible Frozen Holding Tank and Head Problem

I didn't get rid of my sewage odors until I replaced the heads themselves and all of the head system plumbing hoses. The fiberglass holding tank remains and the odors are finally gone. I was surprised by how much the head itself had a permeated lingering smell of urine.

There are many boats for sale and fixating on one whose owner left it stinking?

A friend just bought and IP 37 ... pristine..perfect. $125k.

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Old 11-04-2013, 20:42   #17
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Originally Posted by peghall View Post
My money is on permeated sanitation hoses. That can make a whole boat smell like sewer. The odds of a permeated tank are very small...if it's FG, it's not an OEM tank, 'cuz IP used--STILL uses--aluminum, which means it may be fairly new...a leak has apparently been all BUT ruled out...that leaves hoses and also very likely a wet dirty bilge. Wet dirty bilges are primordial soups that can stink even more than permeated sanitation hoses.

IP has been using fiberglass tanks for a while now.

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