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Old 27-11-2008, 21:06   #16
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Yes a lot do, you have to ask or read the small print. This is the one I bought.
I dont know why they dont advertise them better. I am 6'3" with a big bum. I feel like I am sitting on a tea cup. This is much better. Mine is mounted on a box about 6" above the floor. This is not as large as the elongated house toilet. But is much larger than the normal marine head

RARITAN MANUAL MARINE TOILETS, PH II WHITE HOUSEHOLD-SIZE BOWL PHHBII

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Old 27-11-2008, 21:57   #17
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Foam in a vent on the suction side... nah. That's little more than a finely calibrated hole in tape over the vent. What happens when deposits (calcium and dead biota) slowly clog the foam?
Read my post again, it doesn't foul.

You are free to use the method or not, but I suggest that you are in no position to criticise it as you have no experience of applying it. I do have that experience and it works. In fact it works very well.
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Old 28-11-2008, 06:12   #18
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You're not the first person to suggest some sort of vented loop on the suction side of the commode pump. In fact, Ta Shing Yacht Builders, who built Babas, Tashibas, Pandas, Taswells, and the Mason 43 and 44, among other boats, did exactly the same thing. But that doesn't make it right. I stand by my assessment that it's inadvisable to do so.
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Old 28-11-2008, 07:24   #20
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While your at it- why not get rid of the traditional head altogether and go for a composting head! Save weight, smell, systems, less thru-hulls, and the by-product helps fertilize the local gardens.

We installed an Airhead and it was the best thing we ever did. We gained storage where the tank was, lost the ever present methane smell, and never have to deal with a clogged head again.

PS- the airhead stands taller than the marine heads
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Old 28-11-2008, 17:37   #21
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Aren't those airhead heads expensive??
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Old 28-11-2008, 19:06   #22
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lavac makes one that is pretty big too.

Popular Model

The "C" dimension is slightly (1/2 inch) smaller than my home toilet but the bowl thickness is less so I am thinking the "hole" (while still being round and not oval like the home unit) would be about the same size. I have not used one but am pretty sure that once I get a boat that will be one of the first upgrades. I don't know how much room there is in the front for all the "junk" when sitting but I am pretty sure there is more than on the little Jabsco that was in the Gemini I chartered. The cold porcelain rub is not something I care a lot for.

OHH wait.

Zenith Model

This model has a "C" of 14.5 inches. That (assuming the same thickness of bowl) gives .75 more inches of "dangle space".

edit----dang the Zenith is discontinued.
The other is 400.00us

I have that budgeted in on the "upgrade" list. I would rather have that than a third GPS - would use it a lot more anyway.
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Old 28-11-2008, 19:32   #23
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Thanks for mentioning the "dangle" space

Thanks for mentioning the "dangle" space. I couild not come up with a gentle way of posing that issue!!!

One person here said the average marine head felt like trying to squat on a teacup, basically. And he's right. A SHALLOW one...

Hey, even in Florida that seawater you pump in is COLD in November!!

Great thread, at least it's a lot more practical than the ones I read in SAIL about the latest $20,000 mainsail I must have....
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exranger,

After you put it in take us for a sail.
The wife will enjoy the sail (me too probably) while I "bomb"..err....test out the new equipment.
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After you put it in take us for a sail.
The wife will enjoy the sail (me too probably) while I "bomb"..err....test out the new equipment.
If I was exranger I would equip my wife with a pair of scissors to ensure you only have the to ability to perform the test for "standard dangle space" as opposed to the one for "extraordinary dangle space".
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If I was exranger I would equip my wife with a pair of scissors to ensure you only have the to ability to perform the test for "standard dangle space" as opposed to the one for "extraordinary dangle space".

OUCH!!
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Lack of dangle space is areal common complaint. I dont know who designed the first practical head and why they made it the same size as a bucket. Why have they made them so small for so long. I still want a bigger one. Those sailors of old must have had some really small junk!!!
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Old 29-11-2008, 08:19   #28
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Therapy,

You are welcome to come along anytime!! I warn you, the seawater has been cold recently and that porcelain -- OUCH!!!

Seriously, as funny as all this is, it had brought to the fore of my mind just how much I really, really hate the fact that marine heads give you know ability to enjoy your time on the porcelain! From the size of the seat to the shallowness of the bowl, it's really barely better than a port-a-potty.

I will look at some of those units mentioned here that are bigger than the standard size marine heads. I am also going to build a good sized box to raise the current one.

Hmmm, then I WILL need a good magazine rack....
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How about re-positioning the LCD Tv so I can watch football?!?!
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