We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
New duck bills for the J series SeaLand Vacuum tank
End of July - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Old cleaned up 2" next to a new 1" duck bill.
Wow. Nothing like going four years instead of the recommended two years without putting in
new buck bills(DB) in our J series Domestic SeaLand Vacuum tank for our
VacuFlush toilet. SO of course it was more work replacing the old ones. Lots of
build up in the hoses and on the DB’s. We scrapped the hoses out with a knife
and then snaked them. We cleaned the rest of the PVC parts with a knife etc to
remove the buildup. Then we went to put in the 1” duck bills we got for this
and they were too small. The J series tank takes two inch DB’s. There are two
small chandlers at the Paradise Village Marina and one carries VacuFlush parts,
but were out of the 2” ers. He was going to Zaragoza’s, the larger chandlery in
PV. He picked us up four.
This J vacuum tank is under our bed by our feet on our Islander Freeport sail boat.
There is a cover access plate we made of 3\4 marine plywood that is sound insulated that covers this area. Then there is storage in front of it. All this is under the foot of the bed.
Debbie cleaned up these DB's.
There is another hose that comes out of the top right which is disconnected and has two DB in it.
In the mean time we
used the emergency porta potty by VacuFlush we got just for this type of
emergency. I barley fit on it but it works for an emergency. I also used the
hotel restrooms some.
The motor housing is off and two DB's under it.
Another DB down in the vacuum tank and there was one on top of this one.
Any way it is now back together and working! Now to schedule a two year replacement. It was not that hard now that we know how to do it and what and how to take apart. Just a small space yada, yada, yada. How it works