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Old 01-17-2023, 07:59 PM   #1
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Best toilet for boats

I currently have two galley maid toilets. I was wondering what would be the best toilet to put on a boat.

I would like for it to be as close to a normal toilet as possible for family and guests, and to make sure to reduce/eliminate any smells that may come from it.

I would appreciate why you are providing the recommendation for that particular toilet....or should I stay with the galley made units?

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Old 01-17-2023, 08:25 PM   #2
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My girls like our Dometic masterflush toilets. If the girls are happy, so am I.
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Raritan Marine Elegance. Hands down, or maybe butts down.
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I'm not aware of any toilet that can handle things like sanitary wipes or sanitary pads. So, briefings are required for new guests. Pick the toilet you want and plan to brief new guests. The idea that this is just like home, will only lead to a clogged toilet.

If you want to eliminate smells, a freshwater flush head makes a big difference.

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I'm not aware of any toilet that can handle things like sanitary wipes or sanitary pads. So, briefings are required for new guests. Pick the toilet you want and plan to brief new guests. The idea that this is just like home, will only lead to a clogged toilet.

If you want to eliminate smells, a freshwater flush head makes a big difference.

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Yes, I forgot to add. Just waste and toilet paper, RV style, only down the toilet.
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Yes, I forgot to add. Just waste and toilet paper, RV style, only down the toilet.
Save your $$$ and just buy Scott's single ply TP. It dissolves as quickly as RV at a fraction of the price and available just about anywhere.

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Another vote for Raritan Marine Elegance with freshwater flush. No unwelcome odors, no remote vacuum pumps, moderately quiet, feels more like a “real” toilet, trouble-free, uses little power, operator choice of flush volume.
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The Raritan Marine Elegance is the top rated macerating electric toilet. Designed to use onboard pressurized fresh water,and, a "no brainer" for guests to use after a little instruction... even quieter than household toilets. You'll find Raritan's "Promo Sheet" for it here. Raritan Marine_Elegance Promo.pdf And I'm always glad to answer questions about this other similar toilets.


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Old 01-17-2023, 10:31 PM   #9
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Is this the toilet?

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/rar220h...0aAs1UEALw_wcB

I ask due to seeing pricing ranging from 750 to 1800 USD
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That is one of the versions of the ME head. You can add quite a few options to it is probably why you are seeing a wide variance of price. You can add a smart flush option, a wireless smart flush option, seawater flush, freshwater flush, or both flushes, straight back or slant back, 12 volt or 24 volt. There may be other options that I have forgotten about. I just paid a bit over $1K for a 24 volt freshwater flush slant back one with a wireless smart flush panel. But IMO it is the best head out there. I have put one in our last 3 boats and they just work great.
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It is..one version of it. There's another retailer who shows all the versions


Boatersland Marine Elegance When you open it, you'll see a bunch of boxes...each one is a menu. The price changes with the version and options you select. Stand by for an incoming private message.


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It is..one version of it. There's another retailer who shows all the versions


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The one that works

We have TMC 24v big bowl models
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No love for the Tecma Silence Plus 2G’s? Fleming’s spec.
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Save your $$$ and just buy Scott's single ply TP. It dissolves as quickly as RV at a fraction of the price and available just about anywhere.
Scott's aka sandpaper. I'm sure someone somewhere likes Scott's, however I've never heard a woman say "That feels mighty fine" ... on the other hand, keeping the hoses from clogging is a good thing. 👍
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Scott's aka sandpaper. I'm sure someone somewhere likes Scott's, however I've never heard a woman say "That feels mighty fine" ... on the other hand, keeping the hoses from clogging is a good thing. 👍
Keeping clogs away is waaay more important than how it feelsÖ
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FWIW we have two Tecma units on board.

They have been in operation for 15 years. Over that time we have gone through two control units,one motor & had them clog up twice through user misuse. I have replaced the hoses once, nothing to do with the toilets as such.

When working properly they are excellent units, very quiet, though expensive.

We chose to hook them up to raw water, not fresh. When coming onto the boat after a week or so they do have that 'raw water smell' for the first one or two flushes but after that you could not tell if the units were using raw or fresh water.

Anyway, that's my experience with the Tecma's.

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Keeping clogs away is waaay more important than how it feelsÖ
Too bad you cannot get Made in Canada Purex 2ply, feels good and disintegrates.
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No love for the Tecma Silence Plus 2Gís? Flemingís spec.
I chose the Tecma over the Raritan when I replaced the original Vacu Flush two years ago and am not sure I made the right decision. The Tecma has noticeably lost flushing power recently and the repair guy canít seem to figure out the reason.
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Too bad you cannot get Made in Canada Purex 2ply, feels good and disintegrates.
We arenít too far from Canada but I donít want to be arrested for smuggling TPÖ
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