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03-25-2013 06:47 PM
eherlihy
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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.
03-25-2013 04:44 PM
kellysails
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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Originally Posted by luv4sailin View Post
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.
03-25-2013 04:40 PM
luv4sailin
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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.
03-25-2013 04:26 PM
kellysails
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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.
03-25-2013 01:02 PM
benesailor
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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.
03-24-2013 02:01 PM
RealST
Re: Vacuflush toilet, head. toilets

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Originally Posted by 7Psych View Post
Wag Bags..Try 'em....You'll be glad you did!
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.
01-26-2012 12:39 AM
MerrittIslandRich
Thanks for the information

Thanks for all the information you all posted on heads.
06-26-2009 12:16 PM
7Psych Wag Bags..Try 'em....You'll be glad you did!
06-26-2009 10:59 AM
RhosynMor In reply to best head;
the Lavac. indestructible ,available with electric or manual bilge pump, but it is one of the sealed seat type
06-26-2009 07:38 AM
sailingdog I didn't know SeaRay made sailboats???
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Originally Posted by tfoster7 View Post
I recently shipped (by Land) my 98 310 Sea Ray with the Vacu Flush system.

It worked when it left but didn't upon being put back into the water. Sea Ray tells me there's a breaker that must have tripped behind the DC and AC control panels but there is no breaker to be found.

The water pump works but the vacumm pump is not.
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