Sunday, May 13, 2012

Head Reno

In preparation for 3 weeks in the Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton, this sailing season, our major boat project this year was the installation of head waste storage tank with pumpout capacity.

The Bras d'Or Lakes are considered by many to be among the Top 10 sailing destinations in the world.  The 450-square-mile Bras d'Or Lakes are the premier destination for cruising yachts in eastern Canada.  With literally hundreds of anchorages, friendly people and deep, well-marked water, the Bras d'Or Lakes are an excellent choice to get away from it all.

Since Exploits was only equipped with overboard discharge, illegal within the 3 mile limit, we were long overdue for a more "sanitary set up".  Fitting a waste holding tank in the tight confines of a Redwing proved to be a challenge.  In the end, we went with a 15 gallon Sealand horizontal tank with a Jabsco macerator pump configured for both overboard discharge and on deck pumpout.

With the tank installed our attention now turns to annual brightwork and bottom painting.  We're hoping to be in the water by the official start to the Canadian summer, next weekend's Victoria Day weekend.

Rough cut for the tank.

Tank placement

Finished enclosure


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