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Old 08-25-2019, 05:15 PM   #1
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Want to install a sanitation system

I want to install a complete system that is safe to dump over board, black water, tired of going to pump out. I am looking at a Ahead System made in Louisiana. This system uses 110 volt power and chemicals must be added. What other systems does anyone have or is out there, trying to stay with 110 volt.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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Lectra/San is another product I've heard of, made by Raritan, although I have no personal knowledge of it.
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Lectrasan very popular but not without issues.


The hold and treat variation is loved by some.


I look at it as insurance. Some places when you need to pump out as a liveaboard....the conditions to move the boat are less than perfect which could lead to boat damage.
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Raritan engineering makes some Great units.

I have electroscan, and hold N treat controls.

Love it!
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Just my opinion.....
No matter which system you choose, have it installed professionally. You want to sue someone if things go south.
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I want to install a complete system that is safe to dump over board, black water, tired of going to pump out. I am looking at a Ahead System made in Louisiana. This system uses 110 volt power and chemicals must be added. What other systems does anyone have or is out there, trying to stay with 110 volt.
There are two types of USCG certified (iow, approved) treatment devices. Boats <66' may use a Type I, which includes the Raritan ElectroScan (current version of the Lectra/San) ElectroScan promo sheet and PuraSan Raritan PuraSan Promo Sheet both of which need only 12, 24 or 32v power (depending on which is on your boat). Boats 66' and up need a Type II. The Ahead system is a Type II, which makes it overkill for your 45' boat--a lot more complex, requiring a lot more maintenance and a LOT more expensive!

I'd go with the PuraSan because it works equally well in both salt and fresh water (the ElectroScan needs salt to create the chlorine it uses to treat the waste and also requires more maintenance). And because you're likely to find yourself in a "no discharge" marina or harbor (Destin Harbor is one) where you'll have no choice but to use your holding tank, I'd also go with Raritan's Hold 'n' Treat Controls Raritan HoldnTreat controls--JUST the controls, not the complete Hold 'n' Treat tank and treatment device package because you already have a holding tank. That gives you the ability to empty the tank through the PuraSan instead of having to use a pumpout once you're out of the NDZ and back into waters where the discharge of treated waste is legal.

If you'd like some help working out the details for installing it in YOUR boat, give me a shout...I'll be glad to help you get it all right the first time.

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I much prefer to install a system like that, one because I like doing work on my boat, and two if it breaks out in the boonies you are familiar with it and stand a chance of fixing it.
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I much prefer to install a system like that, one because I like doing work on my boat, and two if it breaks out in the boonies you are familiar with it and stand a chance of fixing it.
Then look over his shoulder and ask lots of questions.
Dont forget to buy the 'most used' spare parts to fix it.
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I guess you didnít see part one where I like to work on my boat...
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I guess you didnít see part one where I like to work on my boat...
Yes, I saw that part. You want it installed professionally so if something happens, as a result, of a faulty install
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Have a 2014 Electrosn unit very happy.
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Yes, I saw that part. You want it installed professionally so if something happens, as a result, of a faulty install
Working on boats isnít rocket science. If I canít install a head system I had better quit working on my boat now.
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Electroscan installation can be incredibly simple.
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Just my opinion.....
No matter which system you choose, have it installed professionally. You want to sue someone if things go south.

Lawyer?
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Electroscan installation can be incredibly simple.
Yep, Iíve put in several of them

Easy peasy! Plus it also takes the mystery out of it!
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If I didnít live in a NDZ, Iíd likely have already installed an Electrosan by now.
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Lawyer?
No, I would not have a lawyer install it...
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I'm laughing my a&s off!
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Well I know it isnít rocket science but asking a lawyer to install it may be asking too much. Sorry to all the lawyers out there...
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If the boat is mostly dockside where 120 is available there is the incinolet system that burns the black , and evaporates the water.


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