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Old 07-13-2015, 03:15 PM
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... when you're looking over the side checking the flow from your macerator.

This from experience.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:58 PM
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Ouch man!
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:28 PM
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:35 PM
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my friend had a bunch of kids on his boat. they were playing with the light switches. when he got up in the morning, his dingy which was next to his boat was fillled with 40 gal. of the good stuff. pretty funny sight
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
my friend had a bunch of kids on his boat. they were playing with the light switches. when he got up in the morning, his dingy which was next to his boat was fillled with 40 gal. of the good stuff. pretty funny sight
Don't know whats worse, getting it in the mouth or (edit) filling the tender with the good stuff. I tell you it was traumatic...

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I used to work in the sewer business. Eventually, it just smells like money.
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a friend of mine used to drive a septic truck. one day someone didn't close a valve right before putting the cap on the hose attachment. he saw it dripping but opened the cap anyway and got a fujll load on him. he said he was naked by the time he got to the cab to drive straight home
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
... when you're looking over the side checking the flow from your macerator.

This from experience.
First, you have now lost the internet. Use your robe to wipe your face.

Now , on to the next issue. Who puts the discharge outlet above the waterline? Sounds like a recipe for grossness.
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Used to have to hand the pump out through a port hole in the bathroom and the only way the thing would fit is if you had the valve open but everything is fine if the pump is running... One day the new dockhand didn't see what I was doing and stopped it... first time I actually took a voluntarily dive in the harbor.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
First, you have now lost the internet. Use your robe to wipe your face.

Now , on to the next issue. Who puts the discharge outlet above the waterline? Sounds like a recipe for grossness.
This was my thought too.
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My parents had a houseboat a number of years ago and the deal was if I had a weekend party on the lake and the toilet got used then I was pumping it out... No big deal usually. However, this particular Sunday I was a little hungover, pulled the boat in the pump out dock and got ready to pump the shitter tank... I'm still not sure what exactly I did wrong but the moment I put the vacuum on the cleanout an eruption of the weekends festivities hit me square in the face as I was bent over holding the vacuum directly above the cleanout. Knocked my hat off and showered myself and the side of the houseboat with the contents of the holding tank... what a horrible feeling... Good news is two of buddies saw everything happen and was able to hose me down fairly quickly.... Bad news is two of my buddies saw everything happen and will never let me live it down.. That was about 15-20 years ago and they still tell that story, we all get a good laugh about it.
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How did it taste? Like sh*t?
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Originally Posted by deepbluedreamer View Post
My parents had a houseboat a number of years ago and the deal was if I had a weekend party on the lake and the toilet got used then I was pumping it out... No big deal usually. However, this particular Sunday I was a little hungover, pulled the boat in the pump out dock and got ready to pump the shitter tank... I'm still not sure what exactly I did wrong but the moment I put the vacuum on the cleanout an eruption of the weekends festivities hit me square in the face as I was bent over holding the vacuum directly above the cleanout. Knocked my hat off and showered myself and the side of the houseboat with the contents of the holding tank... what a horrible feeling... Good news is two of buddies saw everything happen and was able to hose me down fairly quickly.... Bad news is two of my buddies saw everything happen and will never let me live it down.. That was about 15-20 years ago and they still tell that story, we all get a good laugh about it.
Most likely what you did was not open the valve and relieve the suction in the hose before placing it over the boat fitting. If there's too much suction when you open that valve, it can get the tank contents flying up the hose toward the fitting, at a moment when you have only one hand on the hose nozzle (because your other hand is working the valve and not really in a position to maintain downward pressure.)

BTDT, threw out the t shirt.

Now I always open the nozzle while holding the vacuum hose away from the boat, then place it over the boat fitting with two hands.
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When I first bought my boat and was taking it home across the Gulf of Mexico, the second day out I went to pump out the holding tank. It was done using a bulkhead mounted and plumbed Gusher Urchin. First few strokes and I had a face full of the foul stuff, from a busted diaphragm. Thanks to the seller and surveyor. Closest I've come to getting seasick.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
First, you have now lost the internet. Use your robe to wipe your face.

Now , on to the next issue. Who puts the discharge outlet above the waterline? Sounds like a recipe for grossness.
Its a Bayliner.

There, I said it. Its all I can afford OK!?!

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