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Old 21-12-2013, 07:41   #1
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Florida Holding tank and head / Y valve compliance questions

Trying to ensure compliance here on our new boat. Leopard 38. Has two heads and two holding tanks . In the head itself is a selector switch for waste overboard or to tank. Also at the tank is a thru hull. For manual pump out. There is no way to lock these but reading the florida website it says removing the handle is compliant.
Anyone have any dealings or first hand info on this? And I am assuming the thru hull handles from the tank need to be removed as well?
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Re: Florida Holding tank and head / Y valve compliance questions

Yes. My understanding is that is correct. Removing those handles is compliant. At least, that is what we have done.
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Yes. My understanding is that is correct. Removing those handles is compliant. At least, that is what we have done.
Then you can add back the handles when you want out at sea?
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Yes. When you are beyond the zone where you can discharge your holding tank directly overboard, you may have the handles on.
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Seems almost silly, they trust you to not slip the handle on to pump the waste over but not keep it there when within the limits.
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Seems almost silly, they trust you to not slip the handle on to pump the waste over but not keep it there when within the limits.
Agreed! I suppose if you are boarded by authorities and the handles are off, you have at least demonstrated an awareness of the law and some semblance of compliance.
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