I bought a 58' Playcraft pontoon houseboat earlier this year and I'm still in the process of figuring things out. I took my first swim underneath the boat a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to find that the holding tank is on the starboard side of the boat in the pontoon. The toilets and the pump out connection are both on the port side of the boat. I can't figure out why they would have designed it like this. The fresh water storage tanks are also on the port side, so I don't think it would be a weight distribution issue. Anyone have any theories about this?

My fresh water fill connections are on the port side (along with the water tanks). Are there any building code sort of issues with having the sewage pump out and fresh water connections on the same side of the boat?

They had trouble pumping the tank out earlier this year. They said it had a clog in it. Eventually they got it, but it made me think that it would be a much shorter run for the pump out hose if I moved it to the port side of the boat near the tank. Can anyone think of any reason to not do this?