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Old 08-12-2008, 11:34   #31
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Aren't those airhead heads expensive??
Yes, they are expensive. I installed one in a small trimaran where both space and weight were issues. I also put it up higher on a box, that served to both elevated it, and create room for a gravity -fed holding tank. For me, the cost was worth it in that situation, but it's not what I would choose for larger cruising vessel.
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Old 08-12-2008, 14:03   #32
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For me, the cost was worth it in that situation, but it's not what I would choose for larger cruising vessel.
Pray tell,

What would you consider a better head?
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Old 08-12-2008, 16:44   #33
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Oops need new glasses I read that as Raising the DEAD!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 13:00   #34
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How about Praising the Head?
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Old 14-12-2008, 14:57   #35
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Pray tell,

What would you consider a better head?
Therapy, my point was not that I'd buy a"better" head for a larger monohull. My point is the reasons I felt justified in paying more for an airhead composting head are not concerns for me when ocean cruising on a larger monohull.

For me, spending more for a composting head on a small trimaran was worth it because that boat had little space and was greatly affected by weight. My cruises were also often shorter, so I'd return before the composting bin was full and could let it complete the composting process without having to deal with half composted waste.

My present monohull has the room for a larger holding tank and the weight does not adversely affect boat performance. I cruise in areas where there are many opportunities to appropriately and legally dump the holding tank. The holding tank can be emptied overboard with a simple gravity feed system requiring no pumping. Simply opening a valve drains the tank. Closing the valve means all waste automatically accumulates in the tank. Leaving it open means everything discharges directly overboard. I don't think this is necessarily a better head, than the airhead, but rather given different circumstances than I have before it's a better choice.
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