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Old 05-03-2016, 07:35 PM   #101
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Good God Man!? Just how big are your dumps that any of the good quality marine heads out there now can't handle them?



I just don't get all the fuss about and need to reengineer marine heads?



Saying home style gravity heads are the best way to go on a boat is unrealistic in most cases. The engineering design is just to limiting for the realities of boat design. Especially smaller boats.



And the good quality marine heads out there now are not a big deal to use or maintain.

I have to agree with Capt. Bill and BandB. On all my boats I've always had the basic Jabsco/Par manual flush and have never had a problem. Rebuild or replace the pump every few years and all is well. I've thought of going electric but don't know if it's worth the amps when anchored out.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:21 PM   #102
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I have to agree with Capt. Bill and BandB. On all my boats I've always had the basic Jabsco/Par manual flush and have never had a problem. Rebuild or replace the pump every few years and all is well. I've thought of going electric but don't know if it's worth the amps when anchored out.

Yep, I had to replace a pump after about 12 years service; don't think that's unreasonable.

I don't think I could ever flush often enough (at anchor) to make amp consumption a factor. Partly because we charge batteries 2x/day anyway, coinciding with morning and evening cooking times... but also partly because X amps for about 3 seconds, four or five times per day, just doesn't add up to much.

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Old 05-05-2016, 07:06 AM   #103
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I have founf the electric toilets are prefered by boaters that have loads of guests aboard .

No training for each , just oysh the button.

For couples that cruise a Quality manual , and a spare rebuild kit does the best .

Boats with 2 heads will use the electric unit in the public head , the quiet manual as their own.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:50 AM   #104
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Have a pair of vacuflush systems on my boat that work well and simple to maintain. Parts are relatively inexpensive. Rebuilt the systems while refitting my boat. For the relatively low cost of parts, I can't figure out why people wait till the system fails to work on them as opposed to doing preventative service. After flushing copious quantities of water with a little bleach though the system, servicing wasn't really an unpleasant task.

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