I am working on our boat to prepare for a trip around the World in 2013. We take a sort of the standard route
through the tropics, start from Europe
I have some questions about dirty water tanks
-Do you have a dirty water
-Do I need a dirty water tank?
- Black and grey? Toilet/kitchen. Will only toilet be enough?
-In how much countries is it required to have a dirty water tank? Caribbean
, Iles in the pacific… etc.
-Do police or authorities check if you have a dirty water tank on board? I hear they seal the outlets.
- Are there penalties given by the police? How often? How much?
- Can you go into harbors or marinas
without dirty water tank?
-Can you just empty your tank at night when anchored? Do you make friends in your bay with that action? ;-)
- Das a tank stink inside your boat in a tropical climate, gaskets, hoses, air ventilation etc.
-Has the boat a better value when selling it inclusive dirty water tank?
-How much capacity would be good? We can make 700 liters over 2, or 900L. over 3 tanks
. Maybe 100L. is more than enough?
Is it all worth the hassle, money
and the work...
How do you deal in practice with this issue, any info would be very welcome. Links to more info also.
Thank you very much for your help.