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Seafever has running water :)

Its amazing how much a faucet can cost and not even be all that good



So after a relentless search i found these ECO PURE units as Lowes which are perfect in that there really well made and have a nice low flow and are setup with a 3/8 tube push lock fitting



To keep the women happy we went with the Traveler Self-Contained Toilet / Holding Tank as the 9 gallons fits are use of the boat without all the complexity of cramping in a holding tank in a boat that was built without one


Of course no good dead go without problems and ones under a heavy load the pump started leaking BUT it was on sale at defenders warehouse sale and i would have most likely regretted fixing a 30 year old pump as some bolts were breaking when i took it apart
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That Eco Pure thing looks quite good. I am constantly amazed at just how crappy boat plumbing fittings are. Yes there are some very good but hellishly expensive European fittings but the average chandlers product is appalling.

I can't quite see but I'm presuming cold water only ? Not that this is an issue as I have long since given up trying to find an exceptable hot water solution for a small boat other than solar bag or kettle.

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Are you still using the Traveler toilet, and how is it working for you? How do you empty the thing?
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The Traveler toilet worked perfect in season one and you just pump it from the deck fitting as my area is 100% NDZ and the pump outs are free

You could also tee in a maceration unit and Y valve and discharge if you were out at sea

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Here type 1 MSDs are legal so a Raritan Lectra San unit works. I also have a Cal 29 with little/no room for a holding tank. I rebuilt Wilcox Crittenden Skipper model for the toilet... bullet-proof but repair parts are expensive. This also is a high toilet so I had to put in a drop down foot platform is installed to facilitate use.

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