The only manual toilet on the market that allows connection to onboard pressurized fresh water. Raritan chose to develop this niche product after years of reading about the crazy plumbing configurations necessary to try and flush a manual marine toilet with fresh water. Until now manual toilets have never had the luxury of being able to connect directly to the onboard freshwater supply. The Fresh Head includes a special fitting that allows water to flow in by simply depressing a lever to allow as much or as little water in as necessary. This feature is ideal for sailboats who prefer to keep the bowls dry while underway. Wetting the bowl slightly before use makes using a marine toilet a little more pleasant.
An efficient diaphragm pump makes flushing the toilet extremely easy. A few strokes of the handle and the bowl easily clears, unlike some of the piston pumps which can take up to 20 strokes to clear the bowl. The Fresh Head offers both marine size or household size bowls depending on space allowed or space restrictions.
A locking feature allows the user to lock the discharge which helps to prevent water from flowing back in when the boat is moving or heeled over. Additionally, The full size joker valve offered on this toilet helps to reduce clogs which can be common for toilets with a smaller joker valves. For any user of this manual toilet the best feature by far is the use of fresh water. Manual toilets are probably the most plagued by odor problems due to the use of outside/raw water. Having the ability to connect directly to a pressurized fresh water source completely eliminates the rotten egg smell and quick calcification of the discharge hoses.