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Jabsco heads are even worse than the WC Headmate 90.
What I would highly recommend you do is buy a Raritan PHII or PHC LBA kit. It is basically the entire head except for the bowl. That would effectively give you a Raritan PHC or PHII head for a good deal less money, and the Raritan PHC/PHII are the most reliable manual marine head for under $500 according to Peggie Hall.
You can get them at SBO
... $220 for the PHC LBA and $290 for the PHII. I know the bowl off the Headmate fits, since this is what I did with my Headmate last season. Also, the headmate 90 was discontinued by WC about three years ago, so getting parts and such for it will just become more difficult as time goes on.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
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