Originally Posted by valhalla360
I'll agree they aren't perfect but definetly a good alternative to carrying a couple dozen gallons of putrifying waste.
That may be true. If one sails
in such a way/place that they must carry dozens of gallons of putrifying waste, a composting head
may be a better alternative. That is why I chose one when I did shorter cruises on fresh water
with a boat that had limited space and limited weight carrying capacity. (Shorter cruises also meant the compost bin never filled prior to the end of the cruise
, necessitating that the disposal of non-composted waste)
However, the cruising I've done on my last two gravity-fed holding tank
systems did not require me to hold dozens of gallons of putrifying waste, but allowed me to empty a much smaller tank with the simple turn of a valve, a process I much preferred to emptying my full but only partially composted, composting toilet bin by hand.
As I said originally, the intended use and other factors may dictate which is the better option. I feel composting heads have their place, but if they were the clear and obvious best choice for all situations, most cruisers wouldn't still choose traditional marine head
systems. Composting heads have their negatives which depending on the situation and individual involved may or may not outweigh the positives.
(All I'm doing is pointing out some of the negatives I've experienced for consideration. I can't say if those negatives are worth it or not for anyone else other than myself)