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What are the types of marine toilets?

What are the types of marine toilets?

There are two basic types of marine toilets available on the market: cassette toilets and pump-out toilets. Cassette toilets store the waste in portable tanks that need to be carried to a disposal point on land for emptying.

What is a marine grade toilet?

Marine toilets are designed to allow for sanitary conditions while out at sea. A traditional toilet would have water spilling from the toilet bowl as the boat rocks. Conversely, marine toilet bowls a kept dry until such time that they are being used, then water is pumped into the bowl.

How do I choose a marine toilet?

Choosing a Marine Toilet

  1. Fine China. A porcelain bowl is ideal, as it is more durable and easier to clean and disinfect than a plastic one.
  2. Water, Water, Everywhere.
  3. Splashproof.
  4. Heavy Metal.
  5. Footprint.
  6. Fresh Water.
  7. Access Points.
  8. Suck Gain.

How does a holding tank work on a boat?

Most holding tanks sit below the waterline, so when the through-hull and/or Y-valve (if you have one) is open, water can flow backward into the tank while you’re pumping it out — and at other times, as well.

Can you poop in a marine toilet?

The laws are not much different if you have a portable marine toilet; you have to carry the holding tank ashore for disposal. With boat toilets, your choices are to either hook up a hose to pump human wastes out or carry a tank filled with pee and poop sloshing around.

What is the best boat toilet?

Let’s take a look at the features of the best marine toilets on the market.

  • Best Overall Choice. Nature’s Head Self Contained Composting Toilet.
  • Best Budget Choice.
  • Best Premium Choice.
  • Jabsco 37010 Series Electric Marine Toilet.
  • Camco 41541 Portable Travel Toilet.
  • Porta Potti.
  • Johnson Pump Aqua T Toilet.
  • Raritan Sea Era.

What should not be discharged from your boat?

Federal law prohibits the release of waste matter of any kind into U.S. waters. This includes trash, garbage, oil and other liquid pollutants. In addition, these rules apply to all boat types and depend on how far your boat is from shore. Note: It’s ALWAYS illegal to dump plastic into the water.

Where do boats empty their toilets?

The waste is held on board in a very large tank and has to be emptied out at a special marine pump out facility which can cost you a few dollars – but it isn’t much. Pump out toilets are the perfect option for those who intend to live on their boats, or spending weeks/months on end out on the water.

What kind of toilet did the Raritan boat use?

Raritan was the first to introduce a “macerating” toilet with the Crown Head. Raritan introduced a Chlorinator/Macerator, which was the first sewage treatment available for boats and was available in marine application even before the EPA regulation for Marine sanitation devices was introduced.

What kind of water do you use at Raritan?

For those who want to conserve their fresh water and use raw water for flushing while at sea, Raritan has our Sea-Fresh option available for all of the electric toilets.

How did the Raritans differ from their competitors?

Raritan differs from most of its competition in many ways. In addition to being a pioneer in the marine manual toilet business Raritan then introduced an electric macerating toilet – the Crown Head. Some of which still exist in the field today!

When did the Raritan crown head toilet come out?

In addition to being a pioneer in the marine manual toilet business Raritan then introduced an electric macerating toilet – the Crown Head. Some of which still exist in the field today! First introduced in the late 1960’s we still will occasionally get one dated from the late 1960’s or early 1970’s back on our exchange program.

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