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Wow that was a long read, I have been watching various forums for some time now regarding composting heads. Having ripped out the entire head holding and plumbing system from my boat a year ago, and having to deal with a nice infection in my knee resulting from the 36 y/o black water that came out of the hoses and covered everything, I am hesitant to put this stuff back in. I have yet to go down and measure my available space to see if one of these heads will fit but I am 90% sold on the idea. I spend most of my time on the boat and may end up as a full time liveaboard in the near future. I have found the marina bathroom to be fine, though when lazy I have used a soda bottle for number 1. The composting head, even when aboard 24/7, would not get used everyday for number 2. The collection bottle is easy to empty it seems and does not seem like it would be an issue. So, living aboard, I would use the marina bathroom, bathrooms at the college or where ever else I find myself most of the time. Then either in emergencies or when I was lazy and on board I would use the composting head. 80 use capacity for one man using it a few times a week....I would think this would compost just fine and when I did have to empty it, it would in fact be dirt. It seems some of the concern regarding liveaboards is the capacity and frequency of use. Do you sit in your boat all day everyday crapping throughout the day? I know I dont. I use the bathroom in my house at the most once a day. Often less. Cruisers would not have to worry about this at all as they could empty offshore whenever needed.
In addition, I would like to thank all the posters for taking the time to give me real time feedback on this item. This thing seems to be a winner and if it will fit, I may just get one. No way would it fit in the C22 but maybe in the C30.
The C-head does seem remarkably similar and for half the price. Though the capacity if far less and it seems to be less of a composting head and more of a initial composting storage unit- with the idea that you will dump it often into a proper compost heap.
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