Astarte's updated head

(The holding tank is not visible!)

The cabinwork is basically unchanged.  Note there are cuts that separate the locker door frame at the aft corner, between the doors, and at the forward corner (behind the shower curtain). This enables the whole top part of the locker panel, including door frames and and to be removed easily to service the pumps behind.  The hose in the aft corner is one of the vent tubes for the holding tank. 

In the bottom left corner there are two pieces of molding; the horizontal one includes two switches (a pull out switch for the pumps and a button for the light to illumiate the holding tank interior).  The vertical molding provides structural support to hold the tank in place when the boat is heeled over on port tack.


Some of the space inside the lockers is taken up by the discharge pump, the flush pump (under the deck), the valves and hoses.  Still there is substantial usable space.
I am still using the classic WC Imperial 51.  It seems almost indistructable and is fairly easy to clean and rebuild every few years.

The holes in the panel enable gauging the level of sewage when the tank light is turned on.

Note that the outlet seacock has been moved to a location aft of the head; the hoseclamps visible in the background attach the discharge hose to the seacock.

To enable the door panel to be removed, it was necessary to relocate the shower valves. They are now on the bulkhead, with hoses and plumbing fittings covered with teak conduits and boxes.

The hose in the corner is the second vent hose for the holding tank.  Two hoses should provide good air flow to enalble an oxegenated (areobic) environment.

I redid the showerhead a little.  I've used a piece of chromed pipe and dropped it down from the ceiling about 3/4".  It will be a place to hang dripping wet foul weather gear on hangers, where they can dry until ready to go to the foul weather gear locker.

For someone taller than me, maybe this would create too much head-bumping to be a good idea.

The forward holding tank vent has an exhaust ventilator (with solar charged battery).  For the aft vent hose, I made a special cowl ventilator to provide positive pressure with winds from the bow.

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