Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi all,
thought you might get a smile out of this photo. We were in the Carib 1500 in 2009 and the aft head holding tank outlet clogged with the result that we had very smelly stuff running down our decks. We were reaching at 8 to 9 knots at the time and didn't want to lose time by heaving to so with a harness and lifejacket in place I was lowered head first over the side to push a flexible pipe up from the bottom of the outlet. My head was dunked in the sea a few times but success and no time lost. Encouraged by that success I then went up the mizzen mast in the bosuns chair to re run a lost halyard.
Danny SM299 Ocean Pearl

From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.All the bestGiovanni TESTA SM 428Port VilaVanuatu

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