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I've just purchased a 1973 Ericson 27 in OK condition. It as a brand new head that as not been installed (old one is gone) and some work is required on the builing in fridge. Anyone would recommend a local mechanic?

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Where are you located? Also, a mechanic might not be the best choice to install the head. Is there any reason you can't install the head yourself???
Sorry, Marina Del Rey.

I am looking for an owner manual so I can figure out the in / out hoses, I can maybe try it. Unfortunately the original head was all ready taken out so I don't have enough references.

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Be very very careful about using mechanics, engineers or boat maintenance "professionals" even if they are recommended.

I recently bought a yacht with a Beta Marine engine, asked the local Beta agent to undertake a service and was ripped off to the tune of $600. They came highly recommended. I cant even list all the errors and mistakes they have made.
When you employ a professional, they will not (generally) give the job as much care and attention as you would yourself.

Nigel Calder has a very good book on electrical and mechanical systems on board.
I strongly recommend investing in, and reading this book carefully. He describes installing a fridge, fitting the heads and just about anything else you might well come across.

If you yourself are not the most practical person in the world, you will still learn a lot and understand what is involved in completing these jobs. You will be less likely to be ripped off.

It may also get you out of trouble when you have problems and you are in a quiet anchorage on your own.

Be as self sufficient as possible and understand your boat and systems.
 

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Heads: Additional Info

Make sure you have the highest grade of marine sanitation pipe you can buy. Cheap pipe will begin to smell very quickly, weeks.
average pipe may last a couple of years.

Top quality pipe should last 15 years or more in a yacht
 
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