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Andy22
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Hi
New to site and relatively new to boating.

Looking to buy our first boat and really like a Sealine S24, only problem is it has a sea toilet.

Can anyone advise how much and who could either fit a tank with diverter valve or replace with a cassette toilet?

Thanks in advance.

Andy

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It rather depends where you are moored. On the North side there are plenty of yards that could help, eg Boulters Horning, Sutton Staithe, Ludham Bridge, Southgates Horning. Try them all!!!

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Sep-25-2019 @ 6:06 PM                           Permalink
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Goodchilds and Brooms on the South could both oblige but as previously said, shop around.

if it is to be it is up to me.

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Hi

Big welcome to the Forum.

When we purchased Braveheart 5 years ago he had a similar setup, sea toilet and pipe straight out to sea.

By the way Braveheart is still currently up for sale at NYA!

I got quite a few quotes to fit a holding tank to the sea toilet with diverter, they amazed me in there range  Scared ! From around £1500 - £4500!!!! What was worse were the lead times and trying to actually get the quotes done!

In the end I fitted a holding tank and new electric toilet myself at a total cost of around £750 including the new toilet!

One tip is not to use the cheaper plastic sanitation hose! It will stink after a while really horrible result. Go to ASP Supplies in Beccles and buy the Super Strong Butyl Hose, 5 years on and not a whiff of smell, great result.

More importantly what is the fuel?, petrol or diesel! Petrol on the Broads would be a nightmare to get. Diesel is easy. Also what engine (s) if your going to use it mostly out at sea big engines are fine but as a river cruiser a smaller engine(s) are better and cost less to run.

Good luck with your purchase.

John.

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Joshie), Jo & Toby.
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We ( that's the royal "we" of course  Wink  ) have also fitted a new tank and pipe work on our boat and changed the toilet from electric flush (drew too much battery power) to pump flush. This was simply to replace an old holding tank and system so it was fairly straightforward to follow the pipe route under the floor as opposed to starting from nowhere, and it was much cheaper than any of the crazy prices we were quoted. If you are fairly practical, and happy to try and work in small places then it's worth the saving.

As far as cassette toilets go I think there are limited options on The Broads for emptying them. Certainly we were advised against it when we were looking at buying our first boat and found one with this type of system. Perhaps someone on here can give more up to date and accurate info on this for you.

Finally, you may want to consider an alternative to a steel tank - take a look at trek-tanks.com.

All the best, and welcome to the forum, Karen

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Regarding cassette toilet disposal points, there is a recent thread (click here), which gives a list of the very few places still available. There are no free public facilities for such disposal.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
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Oh thank you for doing that Mr P - I was a tad distracted this afternoon, and anyway I thought there had only been a thread some time ago but not recently. Must have missed that one.

I think the cassette option is even more of a problem now for boaters than when we checked it out some years back.

Karen

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Hi

Thank you all for comments, very helpful and cassette toilet is out!

Andy


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