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Sanitation hose for 356

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by JNB2YVR, Mar 6, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. JNB2YVR

    JNB2YVR

    Joined Jun 3, 2016
    16 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 356
    CA Vancouver, BC
    Can anyone tell me the length of 1 1/2" hose I need to replace the existing waste from head to holding tank? Hunter manual shows the diameter but not the length. Thanks!
     


  2. chuckwayne

    chuckwayne

    Joined Mar 20, 2004
    1,400 posts, 33 likes
    Hunter 356 and 216
    US Portland, ME
    17 feet! way more than the recommended max length...
    I started with a 21 ft length, pumped and flushed the hose/tank, disconnected at the tank and head, then connected the old and new hoses with a coupler and tape. after cutting the various tie wraps holding the hose I fed the new hose in thru the portlight in the head, pulled the old hose out thru the stern locker. trimmed the ends and reattached. this worked well, no mess no smell in the boat but what a pain! I never understood why they didn't put the tank on the port side, much closer to the head.. but that would have put a lot more weight on the port side, already heavy with the batteries.
     


  3. JNB2YVR

    JNB2YVR

    Joined Jun 3, 2016
    16 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 356
    CA Vancouver, BC
    Thanks Chuck! I had to go ahead and buy my hose before I saw your response, and bought 16 feet. In fact I only needed 15 so it was a good guess. I did much the same as you did. The difficult was getting the new hose onto the fitting at the tank end, and both hoses into the reducer at the head. A hairdryer helped, but what a pain. Now the macerator pump empties the bowl in a second. I felt very fortunate to find the right hose in Freeport, Bahamas.
    I appreciate your response.

    Pat
     


  4. chuckwayne

    chuckwayne

    Joined Mar 20, 2004
    1,400 posts, 33 likes
    Hunter 356 and 216
    US Portland, ME
    Yeah, it was a pain! I'm always a little generous with lengths - 2 extra feet is better than 2 feet too short...