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We will spending most of our cruising in Florida and the Bahamas. We needed a standard pump out solution as well as a way to pump out ourselves where the law permits.  
The holding tank is installed where the sink was. I moved the pump to the left hand side. A little awkward for right hand pumping but it allowed for simplification of the hosing. The pump out  and vent hosing  were originally led through the hanging locker. In the rebuild this locker was eliminated. I did not want the hassle of redoing the through decks so I kept it the same.  Head1.jpg (38269 bytes)
I spent many hours on how to arrange for pump out.  We decided to always use the holding tank then to empty it periodically by marina pump out or to manually pump it out. The diverter Y valve (Jabsco)  is on the left bolted up side down under the toilet platform. The pump is on the left, also upside down. It pumps directly to the old though hull. It is a Henderson Mark V. I used this model as it is the same as the bilge pump. It simplifies spare parts. Some of the bolts were shared by the diverter and the toilet. I used T nuts to get a flush installation of the toilet. Head2.jpg (43694 bytes)
The outlet hose goes from the toilet to a U vent then to the top of the holding tank.  head3.jpg (40109 bytes)
Here you can see where the hoses come up to go through the deck. I used SS tee nuts to bolt the U vent. A neat solution to the problem of protruding nuts. We would like to use this spot as a back rest for sitting up and reading.  head4.jpg (34677 bytes)
This is another view of the hosing. I will be replacing the black engine hose with proper sanitation hose later on. I wanted to get all the holes drilled and hoses run. The installation of the hoses is a bit of a struggle. The pump and diverter must be installed in place. The diverter valve hose adapter for the marina pump out goes through the bulkhead. It conveniently rotates towards the corner of the bunk.  head5.jpg (39464 bytes)
All in all I am very pleased with installation. I forgot to take pictures of the tank installation. I will get to that when I dismantle to finish varnishing.  
 

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