We are taking a break now as the wind is howling outside with whitecaps on the Indian river that are splashing over the sea wall. Not the best conditions to paint in.
More on Poo
Yesterday, as Lori was on top sanding in prep for paint I endeavored to remover the old waste system.
It turns out I was correct in that the treatment system had the pump integrated into the bottom of the tank. A bit strange as they did not design a way to access and maintain said pump.
You can see the pump at the bottom of the tank in the above picture.
Removing the tank was quite a bit of work. I had to drain the fresh water tank and remove it to get access to the poo tank. The poo holding tank was glued in using spay in foam, pictured below.
I had the break the foam up and cut all the wires and hoses to the holding tank. When I cut the chemical treatment hose a bit of leftover flowed out filling the boat who’s what smelled like a noxious chlorine gas. It took quite a bit of ventilation with a fan to get to the point I could hold my breath and pull the tank. After which I hosed out the space under the vberth with fresh water.
As I removed all the accompanying hoses and fittings I found that one of the couplings was incorrect if that it acted as a choke on the output.
While I worked away on the poo issues Lori was busy prepping and started to paint topside. We now have the first coat applied from the cockpit forward and like the way it looks. Safely we will not be able to get a second coat and prime the aft section of the boat as planned due to heavy wind.