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Old 05-01-2009, 10:51   #1
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Replacing the head

I am replacing the head on our 26 year old Wilbur. What I removed was a Galley Maid system.....I have read the previous posts on the Lavac system. Has anyone installed or had experience with the Tecma Silence fresh water head? Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2009, 00:54   #2
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Hi csamsail - I don't have any advice onthe Tecma head but I wanted to welcome you to the forum. Someone will be along soon with opinions I am sure.

My only experience is to replace ours with a bone simple Jabsco compact.

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:19   #3
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Keep in mind that your needs, on a lake, where zero discharge is the rule and you have unlimited fresh water, is going to be a little different than folks who're sailing the coast or offshore, so the advice may not always fit your needs. My suggestion is to start with the folks at Raritan Engineering and see what they suggest. I've dealt with them for some time and find their products and support to be excellent.
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I like the the Lavac it is what is on our tri. Problem is users can pump alot of sea water into the holding tank. I have a sealand freshwater vacuflush on the peterson and have been very happy with its performance.
with the low amount of water used the holding tank doesn't peak out as fast.
with a family of 5 onboard for almost 4 weeks the head never clogged and always flushed. I did have to replace a valve but I suspect the prior owner did not winterize the system and that was the cause of the failure.
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