If you are diligent in these areas, you will be able to avoid marine toilet problems and extend the life of your head system. Here are a few key things to keep in mind if you have a head system with a holding tank. Holding tanks with multiple options: This one is the most versatile holding tank head system and the one we’ve chosen as the standard in all our Formula Boats Cruiser and Super Sport models. This option is available in Formula Boats models through the addition of the optional macerator system. Don’t expect it to do as good a job cleaning around the bowl as the models that use more water, though. For more tips on removing persistent stains, scroll down! Then, to flush, push down on the flush lever. Lift up on the flush lever to draw some fresh water into the bowl. Instead, use freshwater. Keep a few jugs of water in the head compartment and set the intake level to “dry” or “dry flush.” Then use about half of a half-gallon jug for liquid waste and one entire half-gallon jug for solid waste.
Monitor your holding tank level. The third type of head system is marine sanitation systems — these systems do not need a holding tank because they treat the waste to eliminate harmful bacteria and contain a macerating pump, which grinds the waste into sludge and discharges it overboard. To use this type, you need to turn on the waste system and/or the head pump breakers at the cabin electrical panel. After you pump out your waste, don’t forget to recharge the holding tank with the approved waste treatment chemical. Despite the fact that these systems sanitize the waste, and make dumping waste legal in most cases, boaters with these systems are still required to observe the No-Discharge Zones designated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, all the microorganisms that live in raw water, combined with waste, creates a stench that will leave your friends running in the opposite direction. For all others, it’s tempting to use raw water — it surrounds your boat and doesn’t require any additional effort.
Manual pump: A manual pump, like the Jabsco units in some of our Formula Boats models, uses raw water, requiring you to open an inlet seacock. Electric pump: These pumps, like the Vacuflush units available in the majority of Formula Boats models, use the freshwater system of your boat for their water supply and flush using a vacuum generated by an electric pump and a vacuum holding tank. If you have a Vacuflush head, this tip is easy because your unit uses the freshwater system of your boat for its water supply. Flushing it through the head system can also help. Rather than waiting until a smell develops, use deodorizers regularly to help prevent a problem from arising. Use deodorizers regularly. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that smells can accumulate in a holding tank over time. Then when it flows over the kink (or weir) in the trapway, that’s when the siphon begins.
If you leave any area from scrubbing then the bacteria will start to rise again. It is very efficient and effective compared to the traditional scrubbing method of toilet cleaning. Cassette toilets have a significantly smaller holding tank compared to their permanent counter part. The bromine smell is less overwhelming when compared with other products in the same range. TOTO products are true to the Japanese legacy of quality and innovation and they represent the top in the industry. While these tanks are certainly manageable, they are not something boat owners can afford to neglect. If they don’t own a boat with a head, chances are they don’t know — and so it’s your job to educate them. Here are a few specific tips we have for maintaining your marine head. Here again, check the manufacturer’s instructions before purchasing cleaners so you don’t damage the lid. Right, then. So really the thing we’re addressing here today is what happens when a smelly place suffers from a lack of ventilation. The Y-valve gets installed after the holding tank, giving you the opportunity to store waste in the holding tank and then either use a pump-out facility or discharge through a macerator pump when you legally can.