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Old 19-06-2007, 10:42   #1
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Heads are Tiny

The 42' Fountain Pajot Venezia seems like a nice affordable boat. But what the heck is the deal with the heads? They are phone booth size.

Did this boat come with an owners version layout which perhaps improved upon this issue? I have searched and found reference to them, but have never found any pictures.



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Old 19-06-2007, 14:26   #2
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We looked at one of those boats in Southern California back in the late '90's. It had the 4 berths/2 heads version which looked like a charter setup. I think it's by far the most numerous version.

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:22   #3
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Re: Heads are Tiny

It does have an owners version with a separate shower compartment
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Old 02-04-2012, 18:02   #4
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Re: Heads are Tiny

In a seaway a compact head is a good thing. Brace with elbows knees and forehead.
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Re: Heads are Tiny

it's built for Europeans, not supersized Americans.

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:45   #6
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Re: Heads are Tiny

Head space doesn't sell a charter. Cabin space does. So do individual ensuite heads.

Therefore, when designing with the charter market in mind, you specify several small head compartments instead of one roomy one. In order to maximize the cabin space, you make the heads as small as possible. Access to the hoses, pumps, etc. isn't as important, because the boat won't be in charter service long enough for that to matter- and, in any case, hired help would be doing the work.

A lot of manufacturers do this, because it sells. For cruising- where you have to fix things yourself- I would argue that a prudent designer will specify fewer, but larger, head compartments. You can always add handrails for bracing yourself in a seaway, but you don't want to cut through a bulkhead to get to the discharge hose when it breaks.
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Re: Heads are Tiny

My wife's response would be simple, designed by a man !!!

She is right.
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Re: Heads are Tiny

why dont they make boats with one larger head, ideal at anchor or in marina and one tight one, ideal for at sea.


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