Hey there, just got the 1980 Catalina
27 I bought back in the water
After a few trips out on the water
I discovered that the marine head
was leaking sewage into the cabin
. I'm guessing it's the original toilet.
So I need to order a replacement and install it and then dispose of this one. This is the first boat
that I've ever owned and I'm doing absolutely everything on my own. I have a LOT of rudimentary stupid questions that I thought I'd see if I could float here, along with soliciting for any tips that people might have.
seems to be the replacement for the model I have. Eventually I'd like to get a composting model and remove the waste tank but, having just beaten my finances silly, I thought this would be a simple solution to start with. Does that seem sensible?
I close all the valves running to the toilet to stem the leak. Clearly though there is still waste in the waste tank. Is it a simple maneuver to pump
it? I see the connection on the top deck
. Before I do it should I open the valves to the toilet again in the hopes of clearing out the lines?
I'm fearful that this is going to be a pretty messy process. I've bought rubber gloves and a masks. Is there any other equipment
I should DEFINITELY have on hand besides the tools? (My intention now is to just google
for the jabsco
That sink there is also not working. The mechanic
who worked on my boat
told me the plumbing
was hooked up bizarrely as well, as the drain was running TO the toilet. I'll probably deal with that separately I suppose.
Speaking of, there is still water in the freshwater tank (the foot pump
in the galley
still works.) I don't know where the freshwater tank is on the boat and the boat was sitting for over a year so I'm not very trustworthy of the water thats in there. I'd like to drain it and perform whatever treatment to the tank is necessary to make sure that the water is safe to drink. Is there a recommended process?
Anyway please forgive my lack of knowledge. We all start someplace.