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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 11:19 AM
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There's only one brand of plastic wrap that'll...

There's only one brand of plastic wrap that'll work: Saran Wrap. Any others will permeate very quickly. You can't leave even a fraction of an inch of hose exposed, so you'll have to seal the ends...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By HeadMistress
There are two possibilities: Residual odor from...

There are two possibilities: Residual odor from the previous vent line or...You've replaced the vent line, but if you used the cheapest flex PVC hose, it can permeate very quickly...it did on my own...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-17-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By HeadMistress
I need more information before I can offer any...

I need more information before I can offer any advice (an idea the rest of y'all might also consider).



1. Is your problem odor from the tank that's escaping out the tank vent? Or do you...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By HeadMistress
I wonder if the y-valve in the line from the...

I wonder if the y-valve in the line from the SeaEra could be the culprit...that it's not opening to the tank. Although I don't understand what filling the bowl with water from from the sink vs. from...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-12-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By HeadMistress
How long are the lines from each toilet to the...

How long are the lines from each toilet to the tank? How straight are their paths?


--Peggie
Forum: Californian 01-12-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Unless you had a spill while pumping out, that...

Unless you had a spill while pumping out, that shouldn't cause the boat to stink, especially since you thoroughly rinsed out the tank. I'm concerned that it means the tank is leaking. Whether it...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-11-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By HeadMistress
I don't think you have a clogged toilet...I'd bet...

I don't think you have a clogged toilet...I'd bet the tank VENT is blocked, which has pressurized the tank, creating back pressure that prevents bowl contents from going anywhere. A tiny amount of...
Forum: Californian 01-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Peggy, is there any reason not to use a regular...

Peggy, is there any reason not to use a regular mushroom shaped thruhull for the 5/8 vent line?

Nope...in fact, if you'd read my book (see link in my signature below) you'd know there's every...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HeadMistress
North and Judd owned W-C for decades and had...

North and Judd owned W-C for decades and had moved their production (at least their toilet production) to Nicaragua and stopped paying any attention to it. Tooling and other things important to the...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HeadMistress
Hi Greg! We've both been hanging out here long...

Hi Greg! We've both been hanging out here long enough that I don't think that was meant for me!


But just in case...I no longer have a boat...don't want another one...and no longer sell anything,...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HeadMistress
I'd bet real money those were actually Skipper II...

I'd bet real money those were actually Skipper II made by Thetford. If you click on the link to the owners manual for it that I included in my post above, you'll see that they kept the W-C logo but...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HeadMistress
And this one is no exception....:D

And this one is no exception....:D
Forum: General Maintenance 01-08-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By HeadMistress
I really hate to break it to you, but the Skipper...

I really hate to break it to you, but the Skipper II isn't a W-C Skipper. Thetford bought W-C about 10 years ago because W-C was the US importer for Tecma and they wanted Tecma...they promptly...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-08-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,660
Posted By HeadMistress
To each his own...however... The vacuum...

To each his own...however...

The vacuum generator still is the same two component system--vacuum tank and vacuum pump--that it's always been. They just found a way to "stack" em into a single two...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-07-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,660
Posted By HeadMistress
The Raritan Marine Elegance is the top-rated...

The Raritan Marine Elegance is the top-rated macerating electric toilet in the US and very popular. You see very few requests for trouble-shooting because it rarely needs any, nor do they even...
Forum: Californian 01-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Don't use any sealant. Instead use a rubber...

Don't use any sealant. Instead use a rubber gasket to seal the flange--which should have been secured with about 6 small screws--and a rubber o-ring to seal the cap. Gaskets and o-rings are...
Forum: Californian 01-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Two questions: The name of the mfr? I can't...

Two questions: The name of the mfr? I can't quite make it out. What's the tank material?



--Peggie
Forum: Californian 01-05-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Yes. But it couldn't be IN the pumpout hose--it...

Yes. But it couldn't be IN the pumpout hose--it would be full of waste, which would clog the tube. So it would have to lie alongside it and somehow penetrate the top of the tank or the vent fitting...
Forum: Californian 01-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
I'm not getting it either, Don. Anything inserted...

I'm not getting it either, Don. Anything inserted into the pumpout fitting alongside the pumpout nozzle would prevent the nozzle from sealing (the reason why there's never a chain on pumpout caps),...
Forum: Californian 01-03-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
A standby or short term fix we found years ago (...

A standby or short term fix we found years ago ( when our vent was plugged) was to take a small copper pipe bend it in a L and put it into the side of the hole you empty the tank and use the rubber...
Forum: Californian 01-02-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Nope. There is no open passage in a VacuFlush...

Nope. There is no open passage in a VacuFlush system. Here's how a VF works: The accumulated suction pulls bowl contents as far as the vacuum pump (which means it has to go through the vacuum tank...
Forum: Californian 01-02-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Won't work for a couple of reasons: 1, the vacuum...

Won't work for a couple of reasons: 1, the vacuum pump only runs AFTER each flush long enough to re-establish the required amount of vacuum between the bowl and itself. 2.It does that by sucking all...
Forum: Californian 01-02-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
Actually I think it might if the only purpose is...

Actually I think it might if the only purpose is to provide a source of air into the tank so he can pump out. Just make sure the level in the tank is well below the inlet fitting.



--Peggie
Forum: Californian 01-02-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
If you have access to top of tank, undo vent...

If you have access to top of tank, undo vent hose.

Only AFTER you've opened the deck pumpout fitting to relieve any pressure in the tank!!! Compressed air won't break up a clog in the fitting,...
Forum: Californian 01-01-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,830
Posted By HeadMistress
They appear to be the standard 5/8" vent line...

They appear to be the standard 5/8" vent line used on all tanks, along with the same vent thru-hull that boat builders put on all vents that's designed to keep sea water out of the fuel and fresh...
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