Up Doune

Fun and laughs aboard the good ship "Up Doune" on the West Coast of Scotland

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18 February 2015 | Caladh Harbour, Kyles of Bute
18 February 2015
18 February 2015 | At Work thinking about being at sea

No more smelly heads

20 February 2015
You all know the problem. No matter how you clean the heads when leaving the boat, when you return the first use smells like rotten eggs. I have at found the perfect solution.

Ok first off, the cause. It doesn't matter how much fresh water you do the final flush with, there is always salt water between the hull fitting & the heads pump. When the hull fitting is closed the bacteria in the salt water die and decompose...this is the cause of the smell when you next use the heads.

My solution is amazingly simple using two Y pieces, some tube & and in line valve. The plumbing involves fitting a Y piece to the drain of the heads SINK, this branch with the in line valve runs down to the second Y piece fitted as close to the hull fitting on the heads inlet as possible. When it comes to leaving the boat you close both the heads and sink hull fittings and then open the in line valve. You then fill the sink with FRESH water which can now be pumped out through the heads and hey presto no salt water in the system and no more smell....genius :)
Vessel Name: Up Doune
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First 345
Hailing Port: Rhu
Up Doune's Photos - Main
This album is to show off the benefits of being lucky to have a fantastic photographer as a regular crew member. Thank you Myles
11 Photos
Created 18 February 2015
New boat...new name
2 Photos
Created 18 February 2015
Various upgrades I've made to her
6 Sub-Albums
Created 18 February 2015