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Marine Head - too small for the job

I can't understand why it is so small. I am not big at all, if fact a small frame by any standard, I have hard time to fit everything inside the bowl. I can't image that someone like 190 lb and up with a morning wood could do it properly.

We need to demand for a better functional head, elongated full size head with proper height.


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well we all knew you full of it.

they do make larger heads, not much larger but they do have them. For the most parts heads are built to be just big enough to do the job and the space on boats is built just small enough to barely do the job.
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The reason is you've probably got a "compact" bowl, rather than a standard one. The compact bowls are really small, but are the only way the head will fit in the space allotted on many boats. If you've got the room for it, you can probably remove the bowl and put a standard size bowl, which is only a tiny bit smaller than a household toilet seat. Some of the new electric heads have a "comfort" size bowl, which is effectively a full-size bowl and seat.

Losing weight would help...

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Losing weight would help...
Stop................ Guys.
I only wt 148.98 lbs. OK I can lose another 20 lbs


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ok, you guys got me here...

At first I thought it was some humor (albeit 'bathroom' humor), then I'm scrolling down and it hit me -- this is serious sh$$ -- pun intended.

I'll be going up this weekend to go sailing (ya I'm bragging, I'm in Georgia) and will measure(?) and compare/contrast to my home toilets.

I'm 5'9", pushing 200 -- hasn't been an issue in the morning, nooner, afternoon delight or whenever.

Just when I thought I had read it all!

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Stop................ Guys.
I only wt 148.98 lbs. OK I can lose another 20 lbs
Remember, just like on your boat, the weight distribution is very important.

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While we're on the subject-

For a small boat, I like this:
Self-contained marine head

Except that I wouldn't connect this thing to my potable water tank no matter that the thing has an anti-siphon valve. I'd install a small, dedicated tank directly behind it in my boat.

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my raritan seems pretty close to a 'standard' size, but no elongated bowl. for ye ole morning wood, could you just stand on your head to go?

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I am buying the Traveler Self-Contained Toilet / Holding Tank and dont think the water contamination issue is any worse than the toilet at home

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