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Old 29-01-2009, 09:05   #31
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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
Hook a big plastic 1 1/2 inch Henderson pump to your existing head outlet on the base , hook the intake to the inlet on the bowl, then glue closed cell foam to the bottom of the lid and the seat to make them airtight when you sit on them and Voila, you have a lavac equivalent.
I don't think so....


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Old 29-01-2009, 09:17   #32
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Easiest straight across replacement is the Raritan PHII. It was Practical Sailor's 1st choice. Mine has been trouble free for years.

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Old 29-01-2009, 09:43   #33
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More about avoiding plugs than head brand:

When I first started cruising I experienced several plugged heads, a couple of which required head diassembly. (not my favorite boat maintenance chore.) Disassembly or not, the problem has always been something (hopefully t.p.) stuck under the discharge flapper valve so it doesn't close and make a seal.

It occured to me the problem might be from the fact that most people are used to flushing everything at once which greatly reduces the possibility of a plug. What I now tell visitors is to start pumping right away, so nothing gathers up in the bowl. I tell them to go ahead and use t.p., but to also continually pump this through. Since instigating this practice, I've never had to deal with a plugged head either on my boat or any of the charter boats I've been on. In addition to less moving through the system at one time, this has the advantage that if any t.p. does get stuck somewhere, at least all other waste has already been pumped through. The pumping noise also covers up another other noises one might not want others to hear.

I'm sure the quality of the head also matters, but I've found the above to be very helpful.
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Old 15-06-2009, 02:18   #34
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Does anyone have experience with the Master Flush by Sea Land, It has a stainless steel maserator disk that looks to be un-plugable?
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I just got an old head,took the pump off and made an adaptor so that a pipe could be run to a standard 1 1/2" diaphragm bilge pump. A smaller bilge pump was used for the flush. We carry a spare pump, but have only had to change it once in 20 years. Cheap and cheerful and no complicated instructions for visitors! Regards, Richard

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