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Back for more - portapotty vs. manual head

O.k. I'm back with another portapotty vs. head question.

Mr. cthoops and I had originally planned to tear out the holding tank and replace our manual head with a portapotty/composting head. I was really hoping for the composting option, but it's just not going to fit with our v-berth setup. So we took some measurements of the existing system and, since it will soon be time to put up or shut up, I wanted to ask for opinions:

Our manual head is located below the v-berth. The holding tank is six gallons, and it is 13 1/2 feet away, basically aft of amidships. The hose is level for the majority of that length, but when it gets to the holding tank the contents in the hose must defy gravity by going up into the tank.

Given all of this - holding tank size, length of hose, placement - should we keep the head/holding tank or will we be setting ourselves up for regular aggravation with too-frequent pump outs, odors, blockages, etc.?

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