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Puzzled by lack of pumpout

 
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Dave Ruley



Joined: 01 Jun 2004
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Location: Galesville, MD

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Puzzled by lack of pumpout Reply with quote

Having acquired our P31-II #74 this April, we headed for the pumpout pier for the first time. After two failures there and one more at an adjacent fuel pier, I decided to trace the system and was surprized to discover a distinct lack of septic hose between the tank and the deck fitting in the anchor well. There is obviously a channel down the inside of the boat's stem for that purpose. I see the hose running to the macerator-serviced overboard valve coming off the aft end of the tank but don't see another tap off the tank. Can anyone tell me / remember where their hose connects to the septic tank for deck pumpout?

Thanks,
Dave, Jenny and Jerry Ruley
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Dave Ruley



Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Galesville, MD

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:17 pm    Post subject: Pumpout question Reply with quote

We got it solved. After discovering there was only one suction fitting from the holding tank, we installed a three-way valve in the original overboard hose next to the holding tank and ran the new hose up to the pumpout deck fitting through the forepeak. OPTEST sat on the first try.

Shame on the previous owner since he was obviously pumping overboard in Long Island Sound (his only option with the original setup)...won't stand for that in my Chesapeake Bay.

Dave and Jerry Ruley
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