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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    Very good but what about the chemical heads you mentioned and I enquired about?
    That? Oh, it's not for the boat, obviously. i was just backing up your point that a large crew generates a lot of waste.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Me slow this night.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RupertW View Post
    I wouldn't expect any guest to even see the seacocks let alone open or close them so haven't bothered labelling mine. I haven't heard the term "buffer tank" before, and in all honesty I've never heard of anyone ever actually pumping out their holding tank rather than discharging it offshore.
    It may be of no help to you, but it might help the OP.
    One example of a buffer tank can be seen at https://www.rm69.nl/buffertank/
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    It may be of no help to you, but it might help the OP.
    One example of a buffer tank can be seen at https://www.rm69.nl/buffertank/
    New to me also....but if you're going to fit a tank might as well give the pump out facility as well as discharge to sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Fever View Post
    New to me also....but if you're going to fit a tank might as well give the pump out facility as well as discharge to sea.
    It's clear that everyone has been holding in their heads stories and I have inadvertently opened a Pandora's box of poo drama.... who'd have guessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    It may be of no help to you, but it might help the OP.
    One example of a buffer tank can be seen at https://www.rm69.nl/buffertank/
    Ah, so a "buffer tank" is a Dutch concept! Looks a bit dinky to me...

    Mike.

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    Does anyone know if there is a universal size of fitting for deck pump outs?

    I've done a bit of research into this and not found a definitive size yet via google. Ideally would work in Europe as well as UK. I've got a holding tank but with just pump out to sea, if I'm honest it seems a bit pointless to gather up ones waste then dump it offshore.

    Also our marina Chatham MDL doesn't have a pump out facility, annoying as it does position itself as the benchmark standard for the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    It may be of no help to you, but it might help the OP.
    One example of a buffer tank can be seen at https://www.rm69.nl/buffertank/
    The RM69 ones alas have a reputation for very unreliable valves, otherwise I would have fitted one.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyachtdave View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a universal size of fitting for deck pump outs?
    I'm not sure if this is standard - http://www.tek-tanks.com/boattanks/s...-deck-fitting/
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Thanks, think I'll order one and take it to our local marina with pump out and see if it fits before drilling a hole!

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