Features March 2013 Issue

Portable Marine Toilets for Small Boats

Bench tests compare porta potties from Thetford and Dometic.

A few steps above the old cedar bucket, portable marine toilets are essentially glorified waste containers, but a good one offers more comfort than a bucket, won’t leak, and can be emptied and cleaned with limited hassle. We tested three porta potties made by Thetford—the Porta Potti 260, the Porta Potti 550P, and the Porta Potti Curve—and two West Marine-brand port potties made by Dometic/SeaLand, the Runabout 962 and the Cruiser 976. Testers rated performance, features, and construction quality.

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