Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-11-2018, 15:12   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Hunnter Legend 37.5
Posts: 538
Re: New to Sailboats

Oh, and one more thing. On my boat, I have a no TP rule in the head, period! I have a small garbage can under the sink, and I empty it routinely. When I get groans, I remind them that first of all, urine is sterile, and the disgusting part is having poop in your hand on TP, not where you put it afterwards. They usually see the logic in that.

If they put an extra wrap of clean TP over the poopy stuff before putting into the garbage can, it isn't bad at all. My kids, wife and guests have never had an issue.
bensolomon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2018, 13:01   #17
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ohio
Boat: Now boatless :-(
Posts: 11,580
Images: 4
Re: New to Sailboats

Or as they say - "Nothing goes in the head that hasn't been eaten already..."

Quote:
Originally Posted by bensolomon View Post
Oh, and one more thing. On my boat, I have a no TP rule in the head, period! I have a small garbage can under the sink, and I empty it routinely. When I get groans, I remind them that first of all, urine is sterile, and the disgusting part is having poop in your hand on TP, not where you put it afterwards. They usually see the logic in that.

If they put an extra wrap of clean TP over the poopy stuff before putting into the garbage can, it isn't bad at all. My kids, wife and guests have never had an issue.
__________________
Relax Lah! is SOLD! <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2018, 13:48   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Alameda, California
Boat: Islander 36
Posts: 95
Re: New to Sailboats

I have the same head. Itís easy to not push the little lever all the way down, and so it will be hard to pump. Put the lever back up and then back down.
smith8273 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2018, 15:04   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Courtenay BC
Boat: Hunter 38
Posts: 242
Re: New to Sailboats

One more suggestion. As well as all the hoses and valves, and what they do, you need to find the vent for the holding tank and its exit point on the hull. If the vent is plugged you're not going to be able to pump out. This is less likely if the holding tank was empty when you bought it but still possible. Try flushing the vent with a water hose.


Standard maintenance rule - try the simplest stuff first.


You say it pumps to half full but doesn't empty. So no more water coming in? Have you done it more than once? Have you checked that the through hull for the toilet water intake is open?
desodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, sail, sailboat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Subwing - New Toy for Sailboats manitu Fishing, Recreation & Fun 10 17-01-2019 14:04
Old vs New Fiberglass Sailboats Hulls kafka Monohull Sailboats 42 30-05-2011 05:46
New Member Requests Help to Shortlist Sailboats for One Year Sabbatical Sailing Bushman Monohull Sailboats 2 17-02-2010 11:04
Turkey: New Rules for Sailboats . . . Jacques2 Cruising News & Events 9 14-02-2010 06:22
New Freedom Sailboats Forum geoffschultz The Library 0 10-12-2008 07:27

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:17.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.