Originally Posted by Therapy
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.