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Old 10-10-2014, 12:56   #31
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Re: ICW without holding tank?

How about just using a cat litter box ...Meow


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Old 10-10-2014, 13:35   #32
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Wag bags are always on my boat. They are an excellent emergency back up and good for situations such as right now, when we have pumped out for the last time, but the boat won't be hauled for a few more days and someone might forget. There is a wag bag deployed in our toilet right now, just in case... PS: last time I shopped around, REI had the best price (which surprised me). You can also get the "poo powder" in bulk. That way you can get more uses out of a given wag bag. Don't let it get too heavy, though.


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Here are pictures of the wag bag:
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Holy crap!!!

And would plastic ty raps on the outlet valve be accepted by the "poop" police?

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Yes they would and that's one of the ways stated in the regulation. Just for kicks, pull up the regulation and read it over. That's better than asking folks on a web forum.
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My boat has a head but no holding tank and there is no space for one. ....................
This, "no space for one" reference for a holding tank opportunity is difficult to accept. If you would, please identify the nature of your vessel. It's very likely that others have managed to comply with the use of a holding tank in your situation. If not, we would still be better able to give you some good advice.
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Here are pictures of the wag bag:

Now that you show the photos this is probably what I should be doing now.

We have a rule of never using the head when tied up in the marina to cut down on pump outs.


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Now that you show the photos this is probably what I should be doing now.

We have a rule of never using the head when tied up in the marina to cut down on pump outs.


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We usually don't use the boat's head when tied up in marinas. Sometimes it's inconvenient (because of the distance) or even risky (some marinas are in questionable parts of town with no security). If one of us wakes at 3:00 AM we use the head rather than walk to the marina's head.
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This, "no space for one" reference for a holding tank opportunity is difficult to accept.[...] It's very likely that others have managed to comply with the use of a holding tank in your situation.[...]
FWIW, our boat had only an oddly shaped space available for the holding tank. None of the commercially available ones would've fit well. So I built one myself -- just a plywood box formed to the space, with LOTS of epoxy and fiberglass lining it. The plywood really is just a form to hold the epoxy and glass. Then you buy a few simple fittings and you're good to go. Our tank never smells. The epoxy is a great odor barrier.
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