Does your boat STINK? (GOT STINK - Head Tank Odor Problems) - Check out our solution
We have always had a bad smell coming out of our holding tank vent line on our boat when anyone flushes the head. If you are sitting on the port side of our boat which is where the holding tank vent is located, and someone flushes the head, you get an "unpleasant wrinkle your nose up smell" from the vent. We have been looking for a solution to this problem for some time and were very excited to have found out about the Big Orange OEM filter at the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show.
Some of the things that I really like about the Big Orange OEM filter is that it is not very big so it won't take up a lot of room and the filter canister can be refilled with carbon. Being able to replace the carbon filter material will make it less expensive to maintain the filter when it stops working. We won't have to buy a new plastic canister each time when the filter no longer does its job which is better for the environment since the canister can be reused and won't end up in the landfill.
I took some pictures of the installation process on our boat. The Big Orange OEM filter fits nicely in our hanging locker which is where our holding tank vent line is located.
The optional Big Orange OEM Filter Installation Kit is made specifically for the Big Orange OEM Filter and fits the filter perfectly to hold the filter snugly in place.
Here are a couple of things you want to keep in mind when installing the Big Orange OEM Filter:
- Make sure to install the brackets in the orientation where you will be able to get a flat screwdriver into the bracket to open the bracket in the future
- Leave enough room in your installation for the white hose fittings at the top and bottom of the filter
- Ensure that you install the filter with the air flow arrow (big white arrow) in the correct direction
- Use a sharp utility knife to cut your existing vent hose
Note: I put a scrap piece of wood behind the hose when I was cutting it to protect the surface behind it
You can purchase the Big Orange OEM Filter and accessories on our website
The ‘Big Orange OEM’ filter is a direct replacement for Sealand P/N 30931001 that is factory equipment in some newer models from SeaRay, Carver, Four Winns, Cruisers Yachts, and others.