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Old 08-03-2020, 13:52   #1
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Hunter 380 holding tank replacement

Hey guys - looking for advice and info for replacing our waste holding tank on our Hunter 380. I am assuming that the fuel tank beside it would need to be removed at the same time, and access fo these is in the aft cabin.

Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Re: Hunter 380 holding tank replacement

The European style holding tank mounted high , underneath the deck rather than in the bilge , is a superior small craft solution

If you have any X-yachts or other high quality euro boats in your harbour ask to have a look at the installation
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Old 08-03-2020, 14:50   #3
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Re: Hunter 380 holding tank replacement

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Hey guys - looking for advice and info for replacing our waste holding tank on our Hunter 380. I am assuming that the fuel tank beside it would need to be removed at the same time, and access fo these is in the aft cabin.

Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
Ask t the Hunter Owner site, you most likely aren't going to an answer here
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Re: Hunter 380 holding tank replacement

Ronco Plastics (no relation to the VegoMatic Ronco) Ronco Plastics marine Tanks is your best source for a tank. They make TOP quality thick-walled water and waste tanks for a very reasonable price and have more than 400 shapes and sizes, over 100 of which are non-rectangular, and they install fittings in the sizes and locations specified by the customer when they make the tank. There are retailers who sell Ronco tanks, but Ronco sells direct for a much lower price...and they're great to work with.


And if you try, you can find much better locations for it than where Hunter put it...closer to the toilet with a lot simpler plumbing.



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Re: Hunter 380 holding tank replacement

i know nothing about these tanks--but I assume they are metal.

I like plastic for waste tanks. Plastic is not affected by the acids that can and do form in such tanks, and a leak is not a catastrophe just a bloody nuisance. Leaks in plastic heavy duty y tanks properly secured with tie downs and good foundations are unlikely to fracture or get punctured. They have no electrical conductivity either--and do not corrode by differential aeration.

It is possible to make one's own tankage out of plywood as a strong permanent mold and to line it with bonded-in fibreglass made using epoxy resin.

I seriously doubt that the stern is the best place for tankage. It is one of the places where there is more than usual movement--somewhere closer to midships, such as abaft the chain locker is a better location. I usually like the heads to be close to the waste tankage and any pump out, siphon-breakers and air-lock carbon filters are more easily accessed..
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