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Old 26-11-2007, 13:03   #1
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Looking for a good head....Any sugestions?

Hey guys, my current head is in need of a rebuild, though I decided I just want to replace it insted. Its fairly jacked up looking and is a el-cheapo anyays. Im looking for a compact non-electrical flusher that is reliable and around $200. Any I should stay away from? Any that are excellent (even if they are slightly out of my price range)? Thanks as always for your help.
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Old 26-11-2007, 13:26   #2
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Well, I know this one girl in your area...

HEY! Wait a minute! This is a family board!
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Old 26-11-2007, 13:42   #3
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Rebel Heart - The boat and her crew - Eric's Blog - - Head install weekend is over,*successfully.

I highly recommend a Lavac. Built like a tank, and the bowl and pump are totally separate. No switches or valves; just awesome. I have tons of pictures, and busted knuckles from working with the head hose.
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Old 26-11-2007, 13:43   #4
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Well, I know this one girl in your area...

HEY! Wait a minute! This is a family board!

I just read his thread title and understood your response.
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haha, I saw the title after I posted it. Oh well. Ill look into Lavac. Thanks for the recomendation rebel. You have a dirty mind ssullivan, though what can be expected from a sailor......
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Old 26-11-2007, 14:30   #6
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The ITT-Jabsco model 29090-2000 compact manual toilet (formerly the Par “Bydon-Boy”) is an excellent VALUE, at under $150. Manual Toilets > Manual Toilets > Toilet Waste Systems > Jabsco - ITT
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James Baldwin Atom Voyages | Voyaging Around the World on the Sailboat Atom with James and Mei is a very experienced sailor, builder and cruiser, and he, too, sings the praises of the Lavac toilet.

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The Foolproof Head - SailNet Community

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I like the Jabsco, you can pick them up on sale for about $100 and they work pretty good. I have two on my boat and it stands up to six months solid use a year. Just have to replace a joker valve now and then. If the pump packs up, buy a new one because the repair kit is about $70.
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Well, I know this one girl in your area...
Not even I would touch that one! Although it did cross my mind!
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. . . I have two [Jabsco toilets] on my boat and it stands up to six months solid use a year. . .
And how many months of liquid use per year?

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Old 26-11-2007, 16:22   #11
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TaoJones,

Very perceptive, also "stands up". My subtlety is not wasted.
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We installed the cheapest Jabsco at around $120. 3 kids and two wives regularly use it on the weekends. It's holding up well.

I'm also in the buy it cheap and replace it when it gives trouble camp.

On a fancier boat I might be tempted by a fancier head, but probably not...
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I like the Jabsco, you can pick them up on sale for about $100 and they work pretty good. I have two on my boat and it stands up to six months solid use a year. Just have to replace a joker valve now and then. If the pump packs up, buy a new one because the repair kit is about $70.
I'll second that!! I used the same head on our sailboat....and when it came time to service it...the difference between the "rebuild kit" and an entire new pump...just a couple of dollars. The difference comes out in the wash when it only takes about 10 minutes to replace the pump versus....much more time to do the rebuild.
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One other point about Jabsco. Good service. A few of them were hard to pump (wouldn't draw water) because of defective flapper valves. One e-mail to itt.com brought two new valves in the mail a couple of days later. Excellent service.
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[quote=Ex-Calif;113842]We installed the cheapest Jabsco at around $120. 3 kids and two wives regularly use it on the weekends.

Dan,

How do you get away with having two wives. I realize you're in Singapore but thought you were an ex-pat.
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