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Old 22-06-2013, 10:49   #1
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Hello All, I'm new to the forum. I have a 40ft. Sloop Custom built in 68 by Gulf Coast Marine. I've been all over the west coast, east coast of USA as well as the eastern Caribbean she a great boat but now I am faced with a problem. Marina is now requiring all lives boards to have a holding tank. I have a thethford with a macerator and don't use toilet for solid waste but they want what they want. Any suggestions for a cheap retrofit? I do not believe a lectrosan will suffice. So am considering a bladder or something along those lines. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Clock is ticking please help.
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Old 22-06-2013, 11:14   #2
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Hello All, I'm new to the forum. I have a 40ft. Sloop Custom built in 68 by Gulf Coast Marine. I've been all over the west coast, east coast of USA as well as the eastern Caribbean she a great boat but now I am faced with a problem. Marina is now requiring all lives boards to have a holding tank. I have a thethford with a macerator and don't use toilet for solid waste but they want what they want. Any suggestions for a cheap retrofit? I do not believe a lectrosan will suffice. So am considering a bladder or something along those lines. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Clock is ticking please help.
If I remember right anything over a certain length now is required by the USCG to have a class I, II or III sanitation system. Don't know what state your in but here is FL.>>> FL Stat ß 327.53 :: 327.53 — Marine sanitation. :: 2012 Florida Statutes :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia
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Old 22-06-2013, 11:15   #3
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These guys have hundreds of different shape and size tanks available
Ronco Plastics - Marine Water Tanks, RV Water Tank, Auto Detail Tanks, Water Tanks
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You can order a custom tank from places like Tank Depot. You dont need a big one really. In a closet with gravity drain would be nice... especially as you only put liquid in it....
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Thanks all, I am in compliance with COLREGS. This is a new requirement for this Marina, so type lll is out of the question nothing overboard treated or not. That's the new MARINA REQUIREMENT. I will have to modify the Thetford with a holding tank. My. ? will a rubber bladder work, or does anyone have a fast & cheap alternative? Thanks again for all suggestions.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Try the Ronco site above and get the smallest that will meet the marina requirement. Use the best hoses you can find. It's a quick installation. Rubber bladders are notorious for smell and leakage. I wouldn't use one for that purpose.
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