I know the thread is considered "old" (last year's dates on it) but this subject is just always popping up.... and there's no getting away from crap.
We have two electric
toilets aboard. One is dead (motor is blowing fuses
at this point, so I am sure I need to disassemble and repair). But, we have a 30 gal holding tank and are RARELY anywhere we can get to a pumpout facility in the last few months.
We left the boat in Norfolk and none of the three marinas
where we are located had one, had to call for a mobile to come help us out. Since the boat is stranded there until we get back composting has been on our discussion list (somehow at dinner usually, not sure why) but we have come up with a similar view. Leave one and change the other for composting.
We do NOT want the holding tank left in place (eventually).
So when I head
back at the beginning of next month job one is to remove the bad toilet (and repair it) and put the working system in the forward head
area. I'll replace the aft head (in our cabin) with a composting toilet. I will not be removing any plumbing
yet. We will hold off and set up the forward toilet for overboard
ONLY, and lock it out when in the Chesapeake and ICW
for CG regs compliance (and overboard
only offshore) and when we are sure we're happy with the composting head, I'll remove the forward one, replace it, and remove the tank, plumbing
and the through hulls. I see that happening next summer probably now.
Anyway, that's my comments on this subject.