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1. Our toilet paper test field included single- and double-ply TPs, as well as facial tissue and paper towels; the Bounty performed so poorly, we dropped it from this report.

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When testers dismantled Practical Sailor’s test holding tanks—the site of years of experiments with holding-tank chemicals, sanitation hoses, and vent filters—we hoped that it was the last hands-on contact we’d have with marine sanitation systems for a long time. And then a friend came to us seeking advice on curing his regularly clogged head. He had checked the obvious culprits—scale buildup in the hoses, blocked vent, etc.—and found everything in proper order.

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