The "Popular" model Lavac marine toilet looks like a winner. Does anyone have any experience with it?
I was referring to clearing the bowl while using it.... The previously mentioned downside doesn't exist. ...
I guess you should stand up before you pump...
Unfortunately guest crew have a hard time figuring these bad boys out. I can attest that under the right conditions they can even be a safety hazard to the unwary. Personal bad experience occurred during a particularly rough offshore race 8 years ago. Midship head was not working due to a crew error so I had the urgent need to use the forward Lavac. Unfortunately the 55 footer I was crewing on hadn't been totally finished so there was nothing to hold on to and the evil Lavac was sitting out in the open. My digestive system was working overtime from the previous night's dinner and festivities. Just as I was finishing my business I was launched as the boat crashed off a rather large wave. As luck would have it I landed partially on the evil Lavac just as that nice sharp vacuum lid came down clipping me in a rather tender place. You know, you bleed a lot when cut there. After recovering from the shock of a near castration I found a towel to soak up the blood. It looked a lot worse than it was but the crew started blowing lunch as I returned to cockpit and pulled the bloody towel out of my sweatpants.
1. Never get on a toilet in a seaway without being strapped in or secured
2. Never use the forward head.
3. Never trust your family jewels getting near any piece of equipment that has a French sounding name