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Old 08-07-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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We are staying on the boat for the first time this weekend, I ran the water to wash dishes the water smells like rotten eggs. Please how do I get rid of this water and smell. :shock:
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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We are staying on the boat for the first time this weekend, I ran the water to wash dishes the water smells like rotten eggs. Please how do I get rid of this water and smell. :shock:

MAN...first off...welcome to the zoo....second..getting rid of smelly water is easy....go to wally world (aka walmart) or kmart....in the camper/auto section there are some chemicals you can get called fresh water purification treatment...

or...empty the tank...put in about a full cup of chlorine bleach....pump thru your system and let sit for about 12 hrs or so....then empty the tank.....fill and empty the tank probably about 3 times.....fill the tank and put about a half a cup of white vinegar....your done...then from here out...when you fill the tank...add about a half a packet of the treatment every other tank full....that will keep the smell and bacteria out of the tank...


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Old 08-08-2009, 02:03 AM   #3
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Thanks, I also see you over on the BOC we have a 2004 185. Just have one really dumb question how do you empty the tank?
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yep..I'm over there too....can't get enough boating at times :wink:

no..I don't empty the water tank except in the winter...the cold will freeze everything so we empty the tank between outings..


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To empty the water tank, I run one of the faucets until the tank is empty. However, my grey water discharges overboard. If your grey water is dumped into a holding tank, then this will be tricky for you since most water tanks are much larger than the holding tank. If this is the case, I'd try to siphon it out of the water fill.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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I figured it out the sinks and shower drain directly overboard. I will drain the tank this weekend and refill and flush a few times and add some purification treatments. I am going to add a waterhose filter.
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