Tigerlily, My original price
list is the basics to install a moderate quality compliant marine head
where no previously existed. The Lavac is a high quality toilet manufactured by Taylors/Lavac in the UK, and is perported to be far superior. This related to my statement that the price can vary. It is possible to buy a toilet for $150 as opposed to $315. The Lavac runs from $400-$1100. (thats USD for the KIWIs
) You can get more elaborate, with MSD's (marine sanitation devices) that process the waste so it can be legally discharged withing the three mile limit (except in no discharge zones. You can use bigger holding tanks
. You can spend as much as you want, but for a basic, US coast guard compliant (this means it has a holding tank) system, the off the shelf numbers should get you into a good system. Ultimately, I would like to replace the Raritan
toilet with a Lavac, hence my questions about the Lavac. I thought they might be helpful in your decision about what to install as well. As for terminology, the West Marine
Catalog calls them "heads", so that is what I called them. Sorry to create confusion over terms, but if you are shopping
, and ask for a marine head
, you will get a toilet. Also, if you want to look at a basic plumbing
design for a marine sanitation system, the West Marine catalog has several different options explaining all the components and their functions. As this is the 5th sanitation system I have designed and installed on one of my boats, if you have any specific questions, I would be happy to try to answer them.
Let me know how big your boat is, and what sort of use you anticipate, as well as how many crew you will have on board, and I can help you size the system.