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Old 10-26-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default waste water tank still 1/2 full

hey guys
got the boat out of the water and prepared it today
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antifreeze in the engine, water and waste water tank (and flushed it through the system)
but
shouldnt i empty the tank now or can i let the water + antifreeze stay there troughout the winter
if not
how can i get it out without running the engine
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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loosely translated....you still have 1/2 tank of both waste and fresh water in the tanks???..
well...if it were me..I'd be getting the waste water out of there some how....either by a shop vac (eeewwww)...or some how get a portable pump out station...

the fresh water tank is easy...turn on the batts...turn on the water pump...open the spigots in the galley and head...wait till it's totally empty....once that's done...pour a couple gals of pink into the fresh water tank and pump thru system...done..


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Old 10-27-2011, 07:36 AM   #3
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thanks SP
the freshwater is not the issue it's the waste water. did fill it up with antifreeze but still think it's better to empty it
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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just stick the $30 shop vac hose into the waste tank port on the side of the boat.

If you use a 5 gallon shop vac, just put the blue stuff in and fill it with water to dilute the honey pot.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:41 AM   #5
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Every season (last weekend) before I pull her out of the water I "head" to the pump out station. I flush it with a fresh water hose then pump out until empty. Then I add a gallon of antifreeze to the waste deck fitting and flush the rest down the toilet. Since you've already pulled your boat out it would still probably be a very good idea to remove the waste. If you can't get to a boat/RV pump out, the shop vac idea is interesting. When emptied add antifreeze and you're done....
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #6
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it's dry and a good temperature so will do it today
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