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sflnative posted 04-19-2005 09:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for sflnative   Send Email to sflnative  
I just bought a pre-owned 1999 23 Conquest with twin 135 OptiMax engines, hard top, the whole 9-yards. Until now, going to the head meant the wife and I (or others) jumping overboard from my (former) 18 center console. I have this marine head with a macerator and pumpout fittings that I'll be figuring out soon, I hope. Anyone with advice please feel free to [append it here]. I have a toddler now, but the pottie is really for other family members, and for him when he gets old enough. I think the macerator is attached to a thru-hull fitting at the end of the hose attached to the potty. We'll see, but I sure would appreciate any lessons. Thanks.
kamie posted 04-19-2005 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
sflnative,

If you didn't get a manual with your boat you can check the online version Whaler has. They won't be exact but should help you with the many questions. You can also check with your local dealer to see if you can order the manual that came with your boat when new.

www.whaler.com/Rec/manuals/255conquest.pdf

jimh posted 04-20-2005 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Separated this discussion from another much older thread.]
bsmotril posted 04-20-2005 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
You sure it has a macerator for the head? I thought the Conquest 23s only had a vacume pump out fitting on the stbd side.
BillS
aubv posted 04-20-2005 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
bsmotril,

The Conquest and Outrage series boats of this era have a deck pump out on the startboard side as you indicated but also have overboard discharge with a key operated macerator pump. The Overboard discharge/macerator pump may have been an option.

sflnative,

You might want to check the local regulations about overboard discharge. Can't help you past that, as we have never used ours.

Best of luck with the boat.

ivansfo posted 04-21-2005 01:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
The macerator pump is an option and I have it on my 23 Conquest. It's mounted under the deck right under the area where you enter the cabin. Pull the foremost deck cover and look forward, you'll see it.

It's been 3 years but I have not used it. Mainly I don't want to have to clean it afterwards and worry about lingering oders in the cabin.

When the wife and kids get older enough to go out with me then I'll look to see how to work it.

Ivan

Ed Stone posted 04-21-2005 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
Just make sure to add some of the magic blue juice
they sell at the boat or RV supply.Don't forget
to only use the portable toilet paper.

If your water hose reaches the head add water as
turning the key to flush the system with clean water.

Have fun with the 23 Conquest,It will do great as
fishing/family boat,

sflnative posted 04-23-2005 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for sflnative  Send Email to sflnative     
Thanks, everyone. She's in the shop getting the motors serviced (I want to start off on the right foot) and I couldn't remember where everything was. I guess what I thought was the macerator is the raw water pump--located under one of the circular hatches. I'll have to look under the floor in the cabin for the macerator. I know it has one ├žuz there is a key switch near the head. I know about the discharge rules--3 miles from shore. Maybe I'll test it with fresh water while its on the trailer. I gotta get that blue stuff too! I'm pretty new to all this fancy stuff on boats. My only other boat was a center console with the only luxuries being a t-top and 4-speaker fm/cd stereo system! Head was jumping overboard, the fresh water was in a jug in the cooler, and raw water washdown was a bucket!!!!

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