Ever since we bought this boat, we've known this project
was "in the works". Old lines have crystals on the outside. We've just had other priorities, until now.
We bought 50' of Trident, top-of-the-line hose, for the job (good deal, too!). I've done this job on a friend's 40' trawler
, so I'm familiar with the job. But, I'd like to make sure we do this as cleanly as possible - since last time HE was the helper, and this time, the Admiral is the helper...
We have good access to holding tank
pumpout - we can go over to the new slips at the marina, and flush a few times, with little or no effort/pain.
We have a typical system with a fresh water electric
toilet. Effluent runs to a "y", and goes either to the outside, or to the holding tank
. Holding tank has a "y", that goes either out thru the deck
fitting, or to a hand pump, thru a thruhull. Ovbiously, we use the holding tank.
So, with those familiar with this job: What should we do as prep? Fill the tank, run bleach, vinegar, or something else thru it first? Vodka (ok, just kidding)? Any thoughts?