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Porta-to plumbed??

Currently looking at/into an Islander 26 equipped with a porta-pottie. The area fwd of the bulkhead shows what looks to be enuff room for a marine toilet....approx. 2'X2'??. Lotsa room aft of the head to route lines and install a tank.
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value depends on how you intend to use the boat, and where (will you be able to get pump outs etc..).
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Make sure you use good sanitation hose as thats where the smell mostly comes in. Trident 101 one of the better ones. We used it when we redid our system.

Also please read up on this as there are many little pitfalls on nistallation which can save you aggrevation down the road such as over/ under waterline issues, vents, and air loops. If you can find articles written by Peggy Hall she is an expert many of us quote or refer to. I find the particvular toliet you use the least of the issues. My philosphy has been to bu the cheapest simplest ones and do the normal maintainenece until the repair costs 1/2 the toliet and then jusrt replace the whole unit. Even these cheap ones will last 8-10 years.
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Re: Porta-to plumbed??

I took the marine head outta my 28' S2 and replaced it with a porta-potti. My problems dropped by 90%. I'd spent more time working on that damned marine head than all other systems put together. Now, I hear it is even worse with the law saying you need locking Y valves and such. I gave my holding tank to one friend and the toilet to another and both think I did them sort of huge favor. It was the highest rated toilet but now I have almost no problems.
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Re: Porta-to plumbed??

I took the factory toilet out of my 2007 Catalina 309 and replaced it with a porta-potti. For the way I use my boat, I find it far superior to the holding tank system. And I can never have a toilet repair that costs more than a porta-potti. Of course the Porta has performed flawlessly and without odor for five years so far.
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Re: Porta-to plumbed??

I put in a rebuilt willcox crittenden skipper head that I got at a boat swap meet. Probably the cadillac of hand pumped heads. As space was limited for a holding tank I installed a Raritan type 1 MSD. We don't have no discharge zones here and the type 1 meets specs. One thing about the Skipper head. It sits higher than its predecessor and I needed to buildt a drop down foot rest
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Re: Porta-to plumbed??

Thanks for the replies, fellas. Looks like the plumbed-in unit will be a future project. Head, hoses and holding tank; plus fittings and figgerin' where/how it all goes comes to some serious time and bux. Guess I'll have ta live with the porta or the 100 yd dash to the facilities on shore.
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