Hello all. Thanks for the input, its great to have different sounding boards when working thru things of this nature. I think we have pretty well decided the holding tank is not the problem. By using a flexible light and mirrors have been able to see a lot of it and it appears clean and sound with out traces of leakage.
Also Peg just for the record
it is OEM fiberglass tank on the 370 and the other current
models ,Island Packet has switched to the moulded fiberglass tanks
. I think you are right on the hoses we have done the rag test several times today and in certain runs it comes out very smelly! You are also probably right about the dirty bilge in general causing at least some of the oder.Its pretty dirty with foul water.
Boracay good idea on the digital camera! Tomorrow I will give that a try I think with the flash it may show areas that we are missing with mirror and light.
Once we get the boat bought I think we will switch to a electric
fresh water flush and of course change hoses out. So some of the other threads on heads going on now are great timing for me.
I was a little surprised that some thought we should not be buying
a boat because we asked for input on this. We are simply trying to evaluate what repairs
and the cost of these repairs
to make a fair purchase
of the boat. By the nature of Island Packets construction removing a holding tank is a somewhat major issue. So being a person that likes to know as much as possible going I am going to seek information from many sources.Being marine
professionals or members of this forum. Which in some cases looks like the two overlap.
Well thanks again for the help! And a matter of fact I am on my way downtown in Annapolis to have a Margarita or two.