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Old 09-27-2008
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The original Head Mate did not work properly after I installed a new gasket kit so I decided to replace it with a Lavac. The lavac fits easily into the available space. It is a good upgrade if you still rely on the Head Mate. Hamilton had them on sale this past September and will again I am sure. The pump is mounted on the bulkhead behind and outside the Lavac. I did do a little carpentry work while I was at it and added an access panel to the face of the sink shelf. The foot pump got replaced too as it was just weeping and keeping the floor wet. All is well in the head now!

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I 28 head replacement update

Well the Lavac installation required the use of the under deck pump after all. I had hoped to have enough space on the bulkhead but it didn't work out. Hamilton Marine exchanged the pump with no questions and I removed the three little drawers and replaced them with a panel onto which the UD pump is mounted. The drawers will get used elsewhere.

I did learn that the Head Mate is no longer being made and will no longer be available.

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