[Public-List] Holding Tank Questions

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Wed Jul 25 19:34:04 PDT 2007

John Riley wrote:
> I noticed the holding tank vent routing on the Alberg30.org site, and 
> like the motivation behind doing it that way.  I was wondering though if 
> there were any seaworthiness concerns, ie taking on water into the tank 
> in conditions that bury the bow or knock down.  I welcome comments from 
> those that have their vents lead to the bow.

It's never caused us any problems, and I can't imagine how it could. 
The water would have to flow up to the tank, in a bow down situation. 
And the worst I could do is fill the tank.

Just make sure you don't have any low spots in the hoses, or they'll 
form a water trap and cease to be an air vent.

  - George

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