First a quick background: New boat
owner (1979 Bristol 27.7). Original plumbing
. Wife wants new toilet (go figure....cheap fix to get her sailing). Current plumbing
configuration: Raw water
intake to flush, then a gate valve to divert to holding tank
or over board. Holding tank
uses either deck pump
or manual (whale gusher) to overboard
Nice old frozen Wilcox-Crittenden seacocks.
The plan is to keep the seacocks after dismantling, lapping and greasing. Changing all sanitation hose to Trident green stripe.
The question: Being a traditionalist, should I re-plumb as original? OR...eliminate the "Y" valve and send the toilet waste only to the holding tank? I will still have the option to manually pump
the holding tank should conditions allow.
AND...if I do the latter, I will have an unused seacock. should that be capped off with a section of hose leading above the waterline, or just closed off?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts and opinions.