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Question Groco headache

My new old boat has another problem-

I was cleaning the Groco manual head, and I was unable to pump it dry. Felt like there was maybe no life left in the pump dry process.

The head is early 90s vintage. Should I try to have it fixed or just get a new head?

If a new head, any suggestions as to what type?

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If you think it is shot, and are considering replacing it, I would highly recommend that you get a Lavac manual head to replace it with. Lavac heads are basically considered to be the most bullet-proof of all the marine heads available, and probably about the lowest maintenance.
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AFAIK for most heads you can get a complete rebuild kit for half the price of a new head (sale prices or retail prices) and a rebuild probably will be about 60-90 minutes more labor including the cleanup with glvoes and chlorox because you want to be on the safe side, no matter how you do the job.

But as SD says, if you can spring for a Lavac, they're probably the best thing on the market.
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