The Head, To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonacoMike, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Take a dump it's a toilet!!! My friends will never anchor out because they won't use the potty.That's a waist of a boat and enjoying extended time on the hook!
     
  2. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I was a little more guarded on our 320, but we use the toilets regularly now.
     
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  3. Bentwings

    Bentwings Member

    108
    Jul 4, 2018
    St.Paul,MN
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I live on my boat. It’s a 34 foot express cruiser.
    We have a brand new bath and laundry house for the live aboards.

    I’ve only used the head once or twice due to it pouring rain and the need to “go now”

    We pumped it out a couple weeks ago and it was pretty clean. I filled it again and pumped it so clear water came out.
    It apparently was not used much for the age of the boat. I did treat it first however.

    It will be very cold this winter so I’ll be pumping it with the rest of the live aboards as it’s a hundred yard walk uphill both ways. When it’s -25 deg that a mighty cold walk.
     
  4. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Someone here, don’t remember who, had the rule that you could put anything in the toilet that you want, as long as you put it in your mouth first.......

    Always made me laugh!
     
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  5. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    In my 340 I had the “Rule of 3”. 3 sheets, 3 times and flush holding the pedal down for 3 seconds. Or you clean the clog.

    Never had an issue.
     
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  6. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I don't have a red wine restriction on our boat. Then again, its normally only me and my wife that drink it on the boat. Life's too short to not have a glass or two of red wine as you watch the sun set after dinner. Never while underway though. I do have these neat "wine glasses" that we sometimes use after one or two glasses.
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  7. Tacoma290

    Tacoma290 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    211
    Oct 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    340 Sundancer 2007
    Twin 8.1S V-drives

    Up for Sale:
    290 Sundancer 2000
    Twin 5.0L EFI Bravo Drives
    Red wine time = Hydroflask
    [​IMG]
     
  8. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Amen!
     
  9. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    For those that undertake repairing the "system" you can put some Vicks Vapo Rub on a disposable dust mask to help disguise the odor. Other type of air fresheners can also help. If you use a wet shop vac to clear out clogged lines add some liquid deodorant to the tank before beginning.
     
  10. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    We use the head when we are out on the water. When at the dock its a short walk to the clubhouse which has great bathroom and shower facilities. I encourage #2 at the clubhouse unless its in the middle of the night.
     
  11. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Ew. If I had to use a shop vac that shop vac is going in the dumpster after. I would buy a cheap one and toss it.
     
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  12. Boaters Mate

    Boaters Mate New Member

    23
    Jun 9, 2018
    Four Winns 328 Express Cruiser 1999, SeaDoo Jet boat 14', inflatable dinghy with electric motor
    Dual Volvo Penta
    Just use Noflex Digestor to break down toilet tissue, waste, and keep your tank healthy and happy. I am the Amazon distributor, call me if you have any questions 1-866-241-4518 or ez@boatersmate.com (I'm a paid sponsor). Seriously, a little goes a long way to your full enjoyment of your very expensive float. Thanks for your support. Kathy, Boaters Mate on Amazon, free 2 day shipping with Prime
    NFD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C7HRV4P
    TBC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBLKNG
    :)
    Winterizing, Shut down-Leaving for More Than a Week Pump out first, Pour 2 Tbs Noflex per 10 gallons tank capacity into the external pump out fitting followed by at least 5 gallons of water or RV Antifreeze, 2 Tbsp. to the toilet(s) flushed with a couple gallons or 30 sec of continuous flow, or RV Antifreeze only. Do not use auto antifreeze. ANTIFREEZE WINTERIZING WARNING! DO NOT USE AUTOMOBILE ANTIFREEZE, NOFLEX IS VERY COMPATIBLE WITH RV ANTIFREEZE ONLY! Liberal use of RV Antifreeze is OK- recommended.

    Leave a little fresh scent in your bowl with Zaal Toilet Bowl Cleaner - LUBRICATES SEALS
    Made by the same great manufacturer as Noflex.


    Introducing Zaal Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Uric Acid & Calcium Scale Remover Contains Lubricants to protect Seals, Duck Valves, Plastic Pipping, with a very light fresh scent. Get it on Amazon, Boaters Mate. Best to use TBC on days you are not using Noflex to avoid neutralizing the cleaner. You can leave TBC set in the bowl, wait until return to flush it.


    NFD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C7HRV4P
    TBC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBLKNG
     
  13. Boaters Mate

    Boaters Mate New Member

    23
    Jun 9, 2018
    Four Winns 328 Express Cruiser 1999, SeaDoo Jet boat 14', inflatable dinghy with electric motor
    Dual Volvo Penta
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  14. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    5 gallons of RV antifreeze seems like an awful lot for a waste system.
     
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  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Used mine around 2 this morning. Again about 5 miles out of boca grande inlet after we cleared the shoals and turned north...
     
  16. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    I also use the Noflex now and it’s fantastic!
     
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  17. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Boaters Mate, is what you're advertising for $33 any different from what Fisheries Supply is selling for $20? Wassupwidat?
     
  18. hillsideshortleg

    hillsideshortleg Active Member

    204
    Feb 5, 2012
    Lake Pend Orielle, Idaho
    89 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    2 350's Mercruiser drives
    In my mind this is a silly question. I hear people say they don't crap on their boat and I generally find myself walking away shaking my head with a grin on my face. In my mind the head is one of the most life enhancing features of our boat. I just don't understand why someone would not want to used a nice lovely toilet.
     
  19. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    If I remember right, Noflex is $16.00 at the Seattle boat show.
     
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  20. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Exact same stuff and same price delivered as from Marine Sanitation in Seattle. Need to check shipping cost from Fisheries.

    Bennett
     
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