It’s All In Your HEAD…
Marine Heads by Raritan Engineering That Is…
Do You Have Lack of Fresh Water & Foul Odors
We have all talked about it, read about it in Boating Magazines and Forums and heard it from the “Lady Skipper“, the lack of having a holding tank on our boats to use for flushing the toilets. Well the solution to this albatross can be found from Raritan Engineering and amazingly it has been available for over 6 years.
Let’s start with the “Lack of Fresh Water”
Most Pleasure Boats and Sail Boats lack the holding tank size to carry enough fresh water to accommodate all of the needs of a weekend of boating or a weeks’ worth for that matter, so for the most part raw sea water is used to flush and rinse the heads.
Using raw sea water creates the foul odors from the micro-organism that live in the water. Raw sea water that remains in the toilet rim and within the hoses for extended periods are not an environment where those organisms can live so they die off causing offensive odors. Raw sea water that remains in the toilet rim and within the hoses for extended periods are not an environment where those organisms can live so they die off causing offensive odors.
SeaFresh by Raritan Engineering solves both of those issues by utilizing a patented system that allows the user to easily switch between either raw sea water or onboard fresh water.
Why would I want to be able to switch between the two?
Fresh water helps eliminate common odors associated with raw water/salt water flushing. When using outside water the organisms get into the rim of the bowl and die causing a very strong rotten egg smell when the toilet is first flushed.
You will often notice black specs that come down in the bowl as well. The idealsituation is to flush with plentiful outside water while using the boat and then switch over to fresh and flush the lines before leaving the boat for an extended period.
But then if using Fresh Water eliminates Odors, why not just use Fresh Water all the time?
For many boaters carrying enough water on board to flush the toilets is not practical. By utilizing the SeaFresh system you can flush with the raw water while out for the day or weekend and then switch over to fresh to simply clear the lines prior to leaving this greatly reduces the amount of Fresh water wasted on toilet flushing while eliminating the problems associated with raw water flushing.
Won’t my Fresh Water system be compromised with also using Raw Sea Water?
Absolutely NOT, SeaFresh by Raritan Engineering has a built-in Check valve system that prevents raw water from backing up into the Freshwater system.
The SeaFresh is available on all Atlantes,Marine Elegance and the SeaEra QC models. All of these product models include a switch that you simply switch to Sea or fresh depending on how you want to flush.
Also available is the Smart Toilet Control (STC) by Raritan Engineering. Smart Toilet Control (STC) is a controller for flushing toilet to optimize water use without compromising the quality of flush. Control consists of a controller, panel and 7′ of cable. STC is designed to automatically start a flushing cycle if normal or water saver buttons are pressed.
Currently, SeaFresh is an option choice for our Atlantes Freedom, Marine Elegance and the SeaEra QC, when ordering a new toilet on our website.