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Old 03-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Advice on toilet selection

Hello again, I am going to have to replace the head in my boat sooner rather than later and would like to know which toilets you all have and your level of satisfaction with them. I would like to install something that as closely resembles a house toilet as possible size wise. Thoughts on composting vs electric water would be welcome as well. Thankyou again !
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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We have a Jabsco Quiet Flush electric freshwater head, and we're reasonably pleased with it.

More recently I've seen lots of on-line discussion about and recommendations for the Raritan Marine Elegance system, but I don't know anything more about it.

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Old 03-19-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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We have Raritan Marine elegance's and have had no problems. They're nice and quiet too.
Also heard good things about tecma's.
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Jabsco Quiet Flush here, too. It's a standard height house size porcelain bowl. Much quieter than the old electric grinder in the boat when we bought it. Very pleased with the unit and the cost. Hasn't skipped a beat since we installed it 4 years ago.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:47 PM   #5
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No matter what brand you decide on, I strongly recommend you get a man friendly elongated seat!
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:04 PM   #6
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No matter what brand you decide on, I strongly recommend you get a man friendly elongated seat!
With the warm water option too
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:24 PM   #7
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Just installed a Jabsco quiet flush and it seems to work very well. It is very quiet and seems quite powerful. It's also available with a house sized bowl.

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We have a quiet flush too, the "household size" it's worked fine so far I have no experience with other brands so can't compare.
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We installed a Quiet-flush in the previous boat and were quite pleased with it. We replaced the old Raritan in the current boat with a Marine Elegance and prefer it to the Jabsco. Works very well and is quieter than the Jabsco.
Both were set up for fresh-water flushing.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #10
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We have Raritan Marine elegance's and have had no problems. They're nice and quiet too.
Also heard good things about tecma's.

Ditto here. I installed two- fresh water flush. Reasonably priced and easy installation. Caught a sale at Defender.


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Old 03-19-2015, 09:03 PM   #12
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I had 2 Jabsco 370XXX series macerating heads on the boat when I bought it. The seal between the intake side of the pump and the waste side blew out on both heads within a day of each other. I replaced the aft head with a Raritan PHC manual head because the holding tank is 20+ ft away. Raritan can lift 15 ft and the Jabsco only 5 ft. The Jabsco was not clearing the discharge line and it ended up 99 percent clogged. The fwd head discharge is only a couple feet away and is working fine.
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If you go with the Raritan Elegance, order the tall bowl if you want a man sized toilet. If you've got plenty of fresh water aboard get the fresh water flush. It's the cheapest of the Elagance series as it has no intake pump and you can imagine all the other advantages that go with a fresh water flush. The sea / fresh option gives you the choice to flush with either fresh or salt water.
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We have vac-u-flush. No problems so far, but anything but quiet. Everyone onboard ........ Well, you know.
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We installed a Masterflush to match the one in the aft cabin. Love them! Very conservative water use. I did the install myself and it was very simple.
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Ok, well now. With all that 'head' knowledge offered, I think your head will be spinning...best of luck. I note no-one mentioned the electric TMC like we have. It's noisy but effective, and easy to install, and there is a large enough sized version, but it uses quite a bit of water, and raw flush only I think, so probably not the best choice nowadays.
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We have vac-u-flush. No problems so far, but anything but quiet. Everyone onboard ........ Well, you know.
I just ordered rebuild kits for my Vacuflush units. They say the wisper quiet motors and pumps ones are very quiet
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I have a tecma and love it. No clogs to speak of and we have a family of 6 often with 3-4 others on board. Use normal paper to boot.


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There's a rich guy on the MBm forum and he's gone through 8 Tecma's on his last 4 new boats all in the 80' range, and he's never any problems with them but they are expensive.

Said he'll spec them for his next new boat......... (I like to console myself that you can't buy happiness, or a least that's what they tell the poor guys!)

I have a Jabso , cheap like me and does an honest job but the plungers seem to wear out after a couple of years. It's vital to re-grease the plunger with Vaseline twice a year.
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I have a Jabso , cheap like me and does an honest job but the plungers seem to wear out after a couple of years. It's vital to re-grease the plunger with Vaseline twice a year.

Manual head?

The electric freshwater Quiet Flush (37045 Series) doesn't have a part called a "plunger."

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