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Old 02-06-2011, 14:10   #16
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When I bought my Jabsco I had the options of compact or regular sized bowl, so naturally, with my ass in mind, I bought the regular for the same price as I have oodles of space.
It has the same sized seat as a regular domestic khazi.
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Old 02-06-2011, 15:24   #17
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That one took me by surprise. It's actually a Tecma toilet (Italian company acquired by the European division of Thetford-Norcold several years ago). Tecma toilets were originally mega-yacht toilets...discovered in the '90s...Wilcox Crittenden became the US importer distributor for it...and they literally revolutionized the US marine toilet industry because they were so superior to any other macerating electric toilet--a discharge pump capable of shooting bowl contents 90 linear meters and 30 vertical meters...and a "grinder" (they don't even call it a macerator) that can even chew up a tampon. All china..several sizes, shapes and flush options...and all for well under < $1000.

Which is why the $10k price tag took me by surprise...but I guess building it out of carbon fiber REALLY runs the price right on up there.

Otoh, that's actually less than a Blakes Victory at today's rate of exchange Buy Superyacht Blakes Lavac Victory Right Hand Toilet Manual Toilet at Marine Megastore Chandlery 15% off orders over £300!* ...and less than twice the price of a Baby Blake.
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Old 02-06-2011, 16:00   #18
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Could be done if you fitted a toilet in the bridgedeck of a catamaran.
I was thinking the same. It would be impossible to clog and mechanically extremely simple. You wouldn't want to teach your pet how to use it.
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Ummm. I don't think my little Kara could ever be classified as a mega yacht. Thanks Peg. You are a font of all knowledge re toilets. Just have to do a butt reshape from 0 to o. Smiles. Coachbolt.
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"Which is why the $10k price tag took me by surprise..."
jeez, Peg, its Italian and Exotic. The Lamborghini of Toilets damn well OUGHT to cost that much, after all just think what the starting prices on Lambos themselves are.

First time I used the head on an Airbus, I wondered if there was any way to, ah, purvey THAT and put it on board. Stainless and plastic, but a nice size, and I suspect that, ah, AngloFrancan? aviation sanitation technology ought to be good enough to work on boats.

I'm also suprised that ToTo (Japanese) haven't entered the marine recreation market. They honestly have some incredible products, not just gizmos but coatings that make the porcelain "self-cleaning".

Tiny cranky smelly tempermental pot? Hell no, I'd rather use the cedar bucket!
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10k!! When you can go out on the bowsprit like on the old ships, do your business, no flush/ cleaning needed and the bidet is just a wave away!
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Could be done if you fitted a toilet in the bridgedeck of a catamaran.

If it's on the bridgedeck, wouldn't a hole suffice? Like an outhouse without the odor. Talk about a watersaver!
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Re: House Toilets

During a visit to Stockholm, Sweden I got to visit the museum that contains the salvaged boat "Vassa." It was a classic sailing multi-cannon warship that was competing with the English old sailing warships of Admiral Nelson's day.
- - This ship was perfectly preserved in the cold dead mud of the Baltic and when finally salvaged was in pristine condition.
- - Up underneath the bowsprit of the vessel just forward of the main hull were two wide wooden planks, one on each side of the bowsprit and both within the netting under the bowsprit. Each plank had a round hole in it.
- - The description placard labeled these boards are the ship's "head" or the place that sailors sat to relieve their bowels. According to the placard this is how the name "head" as in "at the head of the vessel" became attached to what we now refer to as the MSD.
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That was the crew's head. The Captain's cabin on the warships of that era was in the stern well above waterline. It, and sometimes other officers' quarters too--had a very nice water closet with a cabinet in it that had a hole which provided a direct drop to the sea.

Btw...and fwiw...Sir Thomas Crapper did NOT invent the siphon flush toilet. He did however file patents on some improvements in 'em.
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The ancient "crew's head" was also rather modern in some ways as it was self flushing and incorporated a "bidet" function as the bow of the ship plunged up and down into the waves of a big sea. Must have been a heck of a ride especially with dropped drawers.
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Could be done if you fitted a toilet in the bridgedeck of a catamaran.
Yep it's been done. Cistern filled via pump and flush straight out to the briney. Obviously can't be used in port!
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Btw...and fwiw...Sir Thomas Crapper did NOT invent the siphon flush toilet. He did however file patents on some improvements in 'em.
True, the real inventor of the modern toilet was Sir Stanley Dump.
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