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CapnRon...how it works is simple. You just sit down like always but make sure your legs and butt form a tight seal around the bowl. Then you take your left hand and start pumping like crazy! (on the pump handle).
When we have guests aboard they all have a grreeat time in the head once they read our posted instructions! One guy was so funny...he just giggled all night. Unfortunately he moved to Texas and became a cruising "Dad" and his Catalina doesn't have the "fun head" .
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If you listen to cam, who is a complete sadist, you will vacuum-seal your butt to the head... It'd be funny for anyone else...but you would not be happy.
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Ooohhh, Butt Hickey! Butt who do ya show it to?....NoButty! Not even your Butties want to see that!
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What should I look for in a good marine head? Are there better manufactures that others?
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Lol

Cam,
Thanks for those vivid instructions. But, I did notice there is a rubber ring on the seat bottom that forms a seal to the bowl. So I was guessing there was a vacuum involved, just not a butt hickey!!!

Freesail,
That picture was taken with the door in the locked open position. It is a walk thru head, that really is quite roomy when you close the door.


I guess I have to be careful what I ask, unless I am in the mood for a good laugh
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Yeah Ron...yer too smart to fool. I shoulda known you wuzzent as dumb as CD!! Hoooweee...was that boy yellin' that day!

Seriously...the Lavacs are great heads but expensive and expensive to fix with parts not readily available. If you go extended cruising ...that seal MUST work or you're back to buckets...so carry a spare.
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Until our latest boat, I always had a "regular" head w/holding tank. Had to replace ALL the plumbing on the last boat it smelled so bad. So, when we bought VENUS she came sans head and holding tank. In order to put the boat into cruising condition right away, I just went out and bought a porta-potty w/a 5-gal holding tank. I gotta tell ya, while it's not exactly glamorous to haul the tank up to the porta-potty dump and pour out the contents (I cruise w/3 women aboard...), it sure is easy.

AND IT NEVER STINKS!!!!!!

Anyway, IMHO they are great options for smaller boats as long as you are coastal cruising where there are dumping stations. Of which there are a lot around here.
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