Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged


Somehow I don't think that solution would have ever occurred to me, Danny...Glad you took pictures so the rest of us will know what to do in a similar situation (~;
Then again, I might heave to and drop over the side head up instead.
Glad you didn't waste any of that nice wind on the beam!

On Jul 31, 2013, at 6:42 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Colin,
I have uploaded a photo to the site. Ocean Pearl clearing the holding tank.

From: Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Hi Danny
Where is the pic? If you attached it nothing came through? Sounds like it
would be worth a good look.
Island Pearl II - SM2K #332

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM, 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
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

*Colin Streeter*
*0411 016 445*

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