Re: Toilet flooding when sailing

Mark Erdos



You probably need to replace the joker valve on the head. It is located past the pump but before the hose leading to the holding tank. You should find 3 screws there to access the valve. This is the valve that stops water flowing backward into the head.


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With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:05 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Toilet flooding when sailing


We have noticed a strange ingress of water in our forward head bowl, when sailing with the wind in from SB, if there is any water left in the bowl, the bowl slowly fills with water, usually smal amount when the boats goes down in a wave or other vivid motion. If the bowl is totally empty no water coming in! I have no explanation to the behavior.  We have similar on the aft toilet but to much less extent. We always have the valve for emptying the holding tank open when at sea. but can't imagine how water can get in that way
Paul on SY Kerpa SM #259

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