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Old 09-25-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default 1999 Maxum 2300 SC...

O.k, just went for our very first ride on our boat.

We are BRAND NEW to boating, so you understand...what a circus that turned out to be.

Any way, I got couple of questions, being that we have NO manual or information on this boat.

1. We have a water tank, supposedly a 20 gal. Although there is a hose in the cabin for hook-up, it's not hooked to any thing. We managed to fill the cabin with @ 2" of water before we realized it may not be connected somewhere😨
2. We also got a hose for pump-out and there is a hose right next to water connection in the cabin @ toilet cubby hole on the right as you enter.

Question:
1. Where do the water tank hose hook-up to and how do I access to where the tank is located.
2. Where is the waste tank to connect the pump-out hose and how do I access that?

Mind you, the boat came with "pot-a-putty" type manual toilet so I have no idea why we have that option.

Thanks.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:44 PM   #2
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Please post some pictures of all these things.

If a portapot it may have an external water tank and holding tank but this was not standard. Standard was a stand alone unit.

If the PO installed the fresh and holding tanks who knows how he plumbed it. A correctly plumbed boat will have deck plates labeled water and waste.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
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The porta-potty does not come plumed for pump out but includes all the hoses to accomplish that
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Here we go again....but why weren't you shown all this when you bought your boat by the past owner or dealer and I guess no on a survey either.......

Please take a safe boating course, good for you and the whole family. Good luck and welcome aboard.


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Old 09-26-2017, 12:09 AM   #5
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Safety course, done and passed for both wife and I.

We bought the boat from a broker and he indicatrd that the owners "might" have the manual but, they were out of State.

As for potty, he said that's what came with it from the owner. Water tank, he said it holds 20 gallons...I found online that it's 10 gallons.

On the out side of the boat, on starboard side near the cockpit, there is a cap for both water and waste.

Like I said on my post, I have no information other than what was told to me.

Can't find any useful information online for THIS boat, as if I have the only one of a kind boat, which I know I don't.

I will post some photos tomorrow morning.
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Yep 20 gallons would be rather large for this boat, my 2400 SCR has a 15 gallon.

Normally a port a pot has self contained water tank and holding chamber however some can be connected to external tanks. The water deck plate is to fill the fresh water tank and the waste is to pump out the holding tank.

Not surprised you cannot find info on this as it was far from the norm on this boat.

Still not sure what the hose is in the cabin, picture and size will be helpful when you can.
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Congrats on the passing of the boating course! Make sure you tell your insurance agent for your discount. Get a VSC for your boat to make sure you have the required USCG equipment and your ready to go.

These so called manuals are really a joke! Your broker should of known all this and told you. But you will figure it all out and be none the wiser!

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Ignore biggerseagar.. You will figure it out and be much more the wiser. The 2300SC came with a porta potty and the option to plumb it for a pump out.
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Well phillbo you caught my snappy saying error! Please take none out and add more. I was hoping for nothing but a positive reaction to all this.

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Thanks, guys/gals.

We are doing this the RIGHT WAY.

All required equipment are on board, boat was safety checked BEFORE we bought it.

So, from what I can see, the hose connectors seem to be @1" & 1-1/2" size.

I attached some pics. May be someone can shed some light on where and how to access the tank for water and how to hook-up the waste pump-out?

BTW, this potty is NOT secured to anything, just sitting on the carpeted cubby hole floor.

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Most of these types of Porta potty's are self contained, meaning you empty them and not a waste tank on your boat. So you have two choices. One is to leave it disconnected and when full, empty the holding tank on the Porta potty. Or two, connect all this , which nobody knows how and use the waste tank and water tank. If you have a sink with faucet and water pump that might be nice to have. Again maybe some simple plumbing is all that is needed. Maybe a call to your broker to the previous owner for some plumbing insight.

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I'm assuming that there are matching ports on the potty for those hoses. The smaller being fresh water supply and the larger being the waste line.

Can you take some pictures of the backside of the potty?

You may want to consider installing a regular head but I guess it depends on how much use you think it will get.
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One more thing have you verified there is a fresh water tank and a holding tank? The PO may have ran these hoses directly from the deck fittings to the end in your picture.
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Here's a link to your Thetford portapotti. - Portable Toilets | Products | Thetford Corporation

Looking at your picture, I doubt very much that it's meant to be connected to fresh water or able to be plumbed to another holding tank.
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I do have a sink with nozzle attached and transom shower also with nozzle and hose.

I am positive there is all the provision for the hook-up, just need to know how to sccess all that down below.

I don't really see any access "hatch" where I can enter below to hook things up or even just to see if everything is there for hook-up.
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It looks like they might hook to porta poti. Big one is probably for pump out and smaller one is the vent. So you don't have to remove tank to empty it.
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It's a porta potti... not meant to be pumped out. You have to carry it ashore and dump it. The 'tank' is the bottom of the porta potti and only hold about 3 gallons.

When I bought my 2300 sc in 2001 it had all the fittings sitting in the tank. previous owner never used and I never used it.
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It looks like they might hook to porta poti. Big one is probably for pump out and smaller one is the vent. So you don't have to remove tank to empty it.
Yes - that's probably dead on correct. That model he took the picture of is not one of those that has the connections I don't believe. Those models are usually quite a bit taller.
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Boy folks..... we've beat this to death!


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Switch to something else if it bothers you.
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