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09-26-2007 12:30 AM
Sailormann Get a Baby Blakes...they offer both quality AND price

http://www.solentmarine.co.uk/acatalog/blakes.html
09-25-2007 11:32 PM
Cruisingdad I have used the Jabscos on our previous boats. They are ok, but it seems that I recall the rebuild kits are expensive and a new head is not much more(not positive, so check it out).

I currenty use a Wilcox Crittenden. It has been reliable. The parts are easily obtaibable, including a nice schematic for them online. I found their online ordering very easy and friendly.

You can review their website here: http://www.wilcoxcrittenden.com/

I have also heard good things about the Lavac heads... but I have not owned one. You might consider looking at them too. This web site is here: http://www.lavac.com/

Good Luck in your search.

- CD
09-25-2007 10:47 PM
RickLaPaz if you're in So Cal, try Minneys Marine Surplus in Costa Mesa/Newport Beach. Tons of good used heads, plus 4 milk crates full of old, arcane parts.........
09-25-2007 10:34 PM
vardaman7 I tried that route and my model has been discontinued and they said few if any rebuild parts were available. They are who suggested the PHII. I'll only be weekending for a while so it might not be an issue.
09-25-2007 10:14 PM
RickLaPaz Just ordered-(again) a bunch of parts for our three 20 y/old Crowns. Piece of cake....

http://www.raritaneng.com/tech_suppo...your_head.html
09-25-2007 09:43 PM
camaraderie Used 2 phII's while living on board for several years. Rebuild kits are widely available and they are a good, reasonably priced head.
09-25-2007 08:41 PM
sailingdog It might be worth putting in a Lavac head, which is one of the most reliable, and simplest to use heads available. However, you will need to do a bit of modification to the existing plumbing if you go this route. If you want to get a more standard head, the HeadMate 90 is a pretty good unit.
09-25-2007 08:31 PM
billangiep Although far from the best, I have seen Jabsco's on sale for $119 and the rebuid kits for around $60. Mine is going on 4 yrs. now. as far as maint. all I have done is remove the top cover to the plunger and lube the O-ring.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...9&classNum=715
09-25-2007 08:10 PM
vardaman7
New Head

I am needing to rebuild or replace an old Raritan Compact model head. The manufacture said no or very few rebuild parts are available and suggested the PHII. Any suggestions on another model or manufacture ,quality for the price etc?

 
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