We have, for lo, these many years, been building a houseboat from scratch. Eager to get this showboat on the road, I studied every waste management system out there, not really sold on composting, but more or less resigned to it, as it might be months or more before we had real running water plumbing
. Meanwhile, a sparkling bay beckoned. Both major composters seemed pricey and cumbersome. Then I found someone singing the praises of C-Head. Simple, well-thought out, sturdy, easy to use and maintain, and half the price
of the other guys. Worth a try. Ours arrived very promptly, and was ready for use in an hour.
My reactions after a year of sporadic use:
1.Simple! Easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain. No proprietary urine collection bottle, just a simple plastic gallon jug. Yay! Simple construction:No blades to jam, nothing to clog or fail. Simple surfaces=simple and fast to clean. Simple to empty: Open lid, lift
seat, remove poo-peat bucket, dump lumpy contents into plastic bag to toss in dumpster or 5-gallon bucket for further composting, replace container, lower seat. Done. Takes a couple of minutes. SIMPLE!!
2. Compact and comfortable. No side crank to allow space for, height is just like home, no need to build any step-up. A LOT of coir bricks fit in a shoebox. If space were at a premium on our boat, this would be a huge advantage.
3.Here is the big one for me and my sensitive nose: It doesn't stink. Not in summer, not in winter. Just doesn't. With coir, we have had no bugs. Only place in this whole beautiful NC swamp of ours with no bugs is our C-Head.
Disadvantages? Only one I have found so far: Guys MUST sit to pee. Period. No exceptions.
So, yes, we are pleased so far. I believe it was a good decision.