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manxmike
manxmike

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:09pm

Post Subject: Pump out fitting

How difficult/expensive would it be to retro fit a pump out toilet and holding tank to a steel hull narrow boat? I am considering buying a boat and feel a pump out is essential.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:52pm

Post Subject: Pump out fitting

It all depends upon how your boat is constructed and the type pf pump-out you want to fit. If you want a macerator or vacuum flush toilet then the holding tank can be remote from the actual toilet so if there is space (say) under a bed it could be fairly straight forward. If you want a simple dump through then the tank will have go under the toilet and you would probably need space the other side of the bulkhead for the tank to extend into. This would mean cutting the lower part of the bulkhead. The positioning of any underfloor cross beams and strengtheners also needs considering. It could also involve the removal of some ballast and possibly substituting other parts fro a heavier material to make up for what has been removed. I suspect to include a new modern macerateor/vacuum toilet system it would cost several thousand pounds but it will vary greatly from boat to boat. Tony Brooks

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