Currently reworking my ‘new’ 1981 Morgan
461, getting ready for shakedown and then sail across to Med in May/June 2016. One of the previous owners evidently started re-plumbing the forward head
, but did not complete. I want the ability to pump to holding tank
or directly overboard
and to empty holding tank
at sea. Both head
and tank are below waterline. There is a vented loop between the head and tank and on the tank discharge side the hose leads to a fixed ‘TEE’ which runs both to a thru-hull with seacock and to the deck
pump out fitting. A macerater pump is screwed down but not plumbed next to the underwater seacock.
Don't think plumbing
the pump to the hose leading to the thru hull
is workable as the pump is underwater and would need a vented loop?
I plan to install a selectable ‘Y’ valve after the existing vented loop on the discharge line from head and run from that to either tank or overboard
utilizing thru hull
that is currently plumbed to exhaust
from tank (but seems to serve no purpose, as plumbed). Then I plan to relocate the macerator pump about 3 feet above the waterline and ‘TEE’ or ‘Y’ into the deck
pump out hose and run that to a separate thru hull
so I can use pump to empty tank. Since pump is well above water
line, do I need vented loop? Do I need selectable ‘Y’ valve or will ‘TEE’ work?
is not my strong suit. Does this sound right/safe?
Thanks for any help/suggestions.
Jim and Sherrin now aboard Persistent Lady II Sent from my iPad
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