What do you suggest? I am wanting to refit
the little room in my new (old) Australian Endeavour
27. It was listed as having a manual toilet and chemical toilet but it only had the chemical one. I was ok with the manual one not being there as it was direct pump out and that is a legal
no-no in my area. I don't mind using the porta potti for now as I have used them with camping. This one is big enough for several weeks at a time so since that is about what I expect to be spending on the boat, it serves it purpose.
However, I have been scratching my head
(oh dear) on what to do with the head
. Originally, the little room had a manual pump out toilet and basin with foot-pump and shower
hose in corner. Not standing room. The foot pump died maybe 20 years ago so no water
to basin and it is hard to reach that corner anyway. I have taken out the basin and broken pump.
This pic shows the upper part of the head. (Of interest is the professionally laid cable which is for the VHF radio mast
aerial.) For a small boat, the head has plenty of width. Behind the white panel (lower part of page) which the basin was in is quite a bit of space which is not accessible because of original panel.
The lower section of the head shows where the manual toilet used to be, pipes through the wall, raised section on floor with studs, fancy artwork and my stored gear
on left. To utilise the little room for other than some storage
, I have put scrap polystyrene foam over the studs, pushed it down and on this flat secure surface stood the porta potti.
First question: The studs are loose but don't come out. What should I do with them?
Second question: Should I try and get some storage
space out of it or just dedicate it to, um, well, . . . toilet business?
Third question: Would you include basin and shower
? In my opinion, the basin was useless, even if it had flowing water
, as too difficult to get to in the far corner, easier to wash in the sink just outside the toilet door. Also, I think the room too small for showering, can't do that if I am storing stuff there. I wash from a bucket in the cockpit
floor which easily drains away.
Fourth question: If I install a macerator toilet and holding tank
, would it be better to have the holding tank
as close as possible to reduce piping, eg under the vberth (move water tank to stern) or put it in the stern away from everything?
Fifth question: Is there anything you have done with your little room that may inspire me?