|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.
|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
|The outlet hose goes from the toilet to a U vent then to the
top of the holding tank.
|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.
|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.
|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.