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What is the best Make/Model Marine Head?

I am looking to replace my old Groco HF Marine head. The pump body has split from freezing and it is otherwise caked with salt residue and in general, poor conditon from the previous owner.

Any particular head better than another? Looks like the same unit is around $300 while there are some Jabscos for $150 and Lavac also for $300?

Is there any reason I should not buy the least expensive Jabsco? Is one better than another?

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The Lavacs are probably about the most trouble free of all the marine heads you can install. The pump they use is far more durable and reliable than the piston type pumps used on most other marine heads. They also tend to require less water per flush, which allows a holding tank to work for a longer period of time.
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Eventually ntheyer, all seasoned boaters dream of owning a Lavac. This epiphany typically occurs just after the Jabsco piston pump clogs, valve sticks or seals leak, miles from shore when sailing to your long awaited vacation destination.
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1) Lavac, not only for mechanical simplicity and durability, but because you can use the pump for other duties. Downside: Price of spares.

2) W-C Skipper II: Simply built better with bronze and oversized diameters
Wilcox Crittenden - Manual

3) Raritan PHII: Probably the best of the "conventional" heads, and comes in an electrical model. Peggy Hall likes 'em and I like Peggy Hall.
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Amazon.com: Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owners Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor: Books: Peggie Hall
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