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In reply to best head;
the Lavac. indestructible ,available with electric or manual bilge pump, but it is one of the sealed seat type
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Thanks for the information

Thanks for all the information you all posted on heads.
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Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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Funny, I was researching Vac Flush toilets and stumbled upon this. Just watched a video of it on Youtube... LMAO


This might be the perfect answer of how I'll manage livingaboard between October and April when they shut down the pumpout boats and I don't want to run on shore in the middle of the night.
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That's one way of doin it. I have never seen that! I always took a crap in a dug out hole or porta potti when available.

Lesson to be learned from this. Baby wipes are your best friend. Don't leave home without them. They will keep you clean for days on end. Cuts down on the swamp a$$ and stinky feet.
You would think the military would issue baby wipes!? Everyone uses enough of them.
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I have one vacuflush and one standard toilet. The vacuflush is fantastic except for how loud it is. At night we tend to use the standard toilet. I am glad we have one of each.
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Keep a bucket handy. A boat doing the transatlantic race a couple of years ago had a Vacuflush and it died about mid ocean. Nine guys used a sea bucket for 10 days. Not nice.
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Keep a bucket handy. A boat doing the transatlantic race a couple of years ago had a Vacuflush and it died about mid ocean. Nine guys used a sea bucket for 10 days. Not nice.
That is the reason I went with (1) vacuflush and (1) standard. I was more concerned about a serious power issue that would forgo use of the vacuflush.
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I have a VacuFlush on my boat. It was installed by the PO. When I bought the boat, I considered ripping it out, because I was not familiar with it, and the pump ran all the time.

Over the last two years of ownership, however, I have figured it out (it's really pretty simple - if you have the right parts) and I am now a convert. It turns out that the gasket connecting the porcilean (sp?) bowl to the base was leaking. I believe that the PO paid close to $4K to have the system installed.


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