The machine is in it's own cove in the forward head
. We have a tiny hatch
there: we open the hatch
and put the hose out, let the hatch rest on top of the hose, that's all.
The drain is tricky. The drain-hose must come up 50-60 cm (about 2') or so from the "floor" that the machine is standing on. So first, the hose runs down from machine to the floor, and next 2' up again, where it normally (in a house) discharges in a standpipe. We did it wrong and had trouble. Our final solution will be a 1" or 1-1/4" PVC pipe running from 2' above the "floor" down through the floor (this "floor" is 3' above the real floor in the head) into a cabinet and then a 90 degree turn and through the bulkhead just above the shower-sump. So, we discharge into our (central) gray water
tank. An alternative is to connect it to a thru-hull just above water