OK, I've done some pretty exhaustive research
and I'm leaning toward the Raritan
Sea Era electric
toilet. I'd love to get the Marine
Elegance, but it's just too pricey. It seems that the main differences are that the M.E. has that nifty 4 button switch, looks a little nicer and it's made of porcelain, while the Sea Era has a single
push button switch, looks more like a boat toilet and has more plastic. Does that sound right?
Also, I'm concerned with noise
, but I don't want to get the freshwater flush version (I just don't have enough freshwater aboard, plus my pressure water
pump sounds like a jackhammer and its right under our v-berth). Our head
is right next to the v-berth. So, is it right that the main noise
culprit of the Sea Era is the raw water
intake pump? So if I get the remote
mounted intake pump I can mount it farther away from the v-berth in the salon
(that'll be 2 bulkheads away from the v-berth.) That way, the only noise at the toilet will be the discharge pump plus the swishy-flushy noises. Even if the two pumps make the same amount of noise, at least I'll have 1 of the pumps farther away from the sleeper, thus theoretically cutting the noise in half.
Is there a big noise difference between the Sea Era and the Elegance? Or do they both use the same pumps?
Also, is there any reason why I couldn't mount the intake pump upside down or sideways against a vertical bulkhead?
Thanks for the help,