January 2008 Issue
Two Marine Toilets go Head to Head in Practical Sailors Test of Simple, Manual-Flush Toilets
Raritan and Jabsco heads are pitted against one another in a short-term and long-term evaluation of marine toilets.
Practical Sailor contributor Mike Slinn installed two heads, the Raritan PHII and the Jabsco Compact Marine manual head, on his Beneteau First 435 and tested them during the summer cruising season in British Columbia. Two other brands of marine toilet were considered but for various reasons (fit in the head, et.), they weren’t chosen. The test looks at how both heads performed during the all-too-short Canadian summer and whether or not an expensive marine head does better in a long-term, real life test of marine heads. Our previous tests have shown that if you are looking for long-term reliable service from your head, you have to pay for it. Is the Raritan, at twice the price of the Jabsco, worth the investment? We also looked at fighting head odor and how it can be controlled and eliminated by the use of proper hose and proper hose connections.
To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.
Subscribe to Practical Sailor
Get the next 7 issues of PRACTICAL SAILOR for just $19.97. And access all of our online content - more than 1,500 evaluations, reviews and articles on sailing gear, equipment and boats - free of charge. That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.
Get Practical Sailor Digital
Get 12 months of PRACTICAL SAILOR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.
Subscriber Log In
Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.