Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-04-2020, 09:59   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TX
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 211
Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Want to replace a manual head with an electric one. Have used Raritan Elegance in the past, love it, super quiet. Looking for something a little less expensive for a second head. Tried a Jabsco Quiet Flush on our last boat, raw water flush, and it was loud enough to wake the dead.


Any suggestions?


Thanks,
Bob
__________________

BobHorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2020, 10:09   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1,279
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobHorn View Post
Want to replace a manual head with an electric one. Have used Raritan Elegance in the past, love it, super quiet. Looking for something a little less expensive for a second head. Tried a Jabsco Quiet Flush on our last boat, raw water flush, and it was loud enough to wake the dead.


Any suggestions?


Thanks,
Bob
Actana

common on super yachts

http://www.leesan.com/uploaded_files/datasheets/actana%20sf%201000%202003.pdf

Good design ...inspection port on macerater pump , air switch mounted on toilet avoids electric panel installation

These are household flush up toilets for basements or poor gravity drainage areas

Fresh water flush

Quite
__________________

slug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2020, 11:37   #3
Marine Service Provider
 
peghall's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,207
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Raw water electric toilets are always noisier than toilets that use pressurized fresh water because sea water toilets have intake pumps, which can be even noisier than most macerating discharge pump/motors.

The intake pump on the sea water version of the Raritan SeaEra pump which is a bit quieter than most...but prob'ly not as quiet as you want. Raritan originally offered the SeEra as either a sea water or fresh water version, but they separated 'em and renamed the fresh water version the SeaEra QC...at a price that's not that much lower than the Elegance.

So your best choice if you want a toilet that's really quiet, is the Raritan Marine Elegance...which is the top rated macerating electric toilet and not that much more expensive than a Quiet Flush or the SeaEra QC if you know where to shop...and I do. This online retailer has it for $750 INCLUDING the $150 optional Smart Flush panel. Boatersland Marine Elegance (note that each of the boxes on that page is a menu).

The least expensive solution would be a SeaEra "conversion" which replaces everything but the bowl, seat and lid...but it's a sea water toilet. Defender has it for the best price Raritan SeaEra "conversion" at Defender

--Peggie
__________________
2020 Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since '87.
Author "The NEW Get Rid of Boat Odors"
peghall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2020, 14:11   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: TX
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 211
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Thanks for the lead on the Elegance, Peggy. We plan on an Elegance for the master and was hoping for something cheaper, and quiet, for the other head. Currently have two Lavac heads and hate them. I don't know if it's the heads or the installation but when you can finally open the lid after flushing there is always brown water in the bowl. Yuck!!!
BobHorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2020, 14:16   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Rochester, NY
Boat: Chris Craft Catalina 381
Posts: 563
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

I did the integrated pump Sea Era conversion for one of my heads last year. It's anything but quiet, but it works so well that I very quickly decided to ignore the noise. It's hard to tell how much of the noise comes from the intake pump vs the discharge macerator pump, so I'm not sure how much quieter a remote pump or fresh water version would be.
rslifkin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2020, 15:05   #6
Marine Service Provider
 
peghall's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,207
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Just for fun I decided to dig a little deeper to find out whether there's a fresh water conversion kit for the SeaEra. Apparently there is...see page 2 of Raritan's promo sheet

https://www.raritaneng.com/wp-conten...rsionPromo.pdf

However, I can't tell from that piece whether the "conversion" is a replacement pump/motor assembly for any toilet or can only "upgrade" a sea water SeaEra to fresh water. So I suggest you give Raritan a call to ask them: 800-352-5630 ...and then let me know!

--Peggie
__________________
2020 Peggie Hall
Specializing in marine sanitation since '87.
Author "The NEW Get Rid of Boat Odors"
peghall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2020, 04:35   #7
Registered User
 
ranger42c's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maryland, USA
Boat: 42' Sportfish
Posts: 4,303
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Quote:
Originally Posted by peghall View Post
So your best choice if you want a toilet that's really quiet, is the Raritan Marine Elegance...which is the top rated macerating electric toilet and not that much more expensive than a Quiet Flush or the SeaEra QC if you know where to shop...and I do. This online retailer has it for $750 INCLUDING the $150 optional Smart Flush panel. [/URL]
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobHorn View Post
Thanks for the lead on the Elegance, Peggy. We plan on an Elegance for the master and was hoping for something cheaper, and quiet, for the other head.

In the grand scheme of things, that kind of price for two of a solution you already know you like, and for a system that you'll be living with a a while (how many years?)... is pretty good. Consider that you'll only have to learn how to maintain a single design, your spares (joker valves?) will be interchangeable, etc...

-Chris
__________________
Selby Bay, South River, Chesapeake Bay, USA.
ranger42c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2020, 08:40   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Long Island
Boat: Tartan 37C
Posts: 89
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Just follow what Peg Hall recommends, she is the master
Captain Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2020, 08:57   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: FL
Boat: 2013 Aquila Power Cat
Posts: 29
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

I purchased two SaniMARIN 35s. They are very quiet and easy to install.

https://www.saniflostore.com/Marine-RV-Toilets_c24.htm
lhuff35204 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2020, 09:44   #10
Registered User

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: Catana 471
Posts: 134
Re: Looking for a quiet raw or fresh water flush head

Had a raw-water SeaEra on our last boat. It worked really well, and I was happy enough with it, but it was loud. So if "quiet" is high on your priority list, might as well go ahead and spend the bucks for the Marine Elegance.
__________________

Jetx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
head, water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to convert a Jabsco electric head to fresh water flush CatNewBee Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 7 14-11-2019 10:34
Changing Jabsco Electric Quiet Flush from Seawater Option to Fresh Water rdomaleski Multihull Sailboats 7 13-07-2017 06:18
Jabsco quiet flush flush button wireing Buehler45 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 2 06-04-2016 06:58
Fitting Jabsco Quiet Flush to Existing Manual Head Overlord Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 2 22-03-2011 22:34
Recommendations for quiet flush electric head? deano Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 8 23-11-2008 21:33

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.