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Old 02-08-2023, 08:59 PM   #21
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Vacuflush must have been invented by someone without practical experience. What could go wrong depending on a waste handling system built around multiple valves and seals to hold a vacuum for a long time? And just to add to the reliability let's add a few duckbill valves! And to keep it quiet let's find the most inaccessible location on the boat that is far from the toilet to mount all those parts that WILL require service/replacement.
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:04 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Xfirepop View Post
Thanks !!! It's all good advice.
Just after sea trial, on a test run to check out FI problem on stdb engine, the port eng blew headgasket, So here I am in Chesapeake. 5 mos later and finally got eng running. 3208's are not for the faint of heart and 73 yrs old....way too heavy.
Extrapolating some of the advice here I've serviced all filters, replaced Racors (a PO had gorilla glued leak on drain!) replaced all other filters and put in new FI's. Think I'm ready?....nevermind I know the answer. Why are all boat owners cynics?
Again I really appreciate all the advice and have acted on it.
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p.s. Who in the he!! invented vacuflush! Talk about not for the faint of heart !!!!
Vacuflush heads are not my preference. We have pulled them out of several boats and replaced them with Raritan Marine Elegance heads. Just got done replacing the VF in our Formula with a ME. Some people love the VFs but they take too much maintenance IMO. And when they get a vacuum leak, hang on…. You can spend a looong time troubleshooting the VF, and a lot of money on parts.
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