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Raritan Engineering Company your marine toilet specialist would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding these easy tips on how you can pack like a pro for an ocean crossing.

The 48th biennial Transpac Race is an exciting race. For the people planning to sail the 2225-mile course from Los Angeles to the finish line off Diamond Head in Honolulu, packing for the race is now a top priority.

Your boat toilets company wants you to succeed and wants to share with you these helpful tips. Will Paxton who has some 20 Pacific crossings under his belt, Quantum Pacific’s Will Paxton knows a little something about what to take for an ocean race.

“It’s eat, sleep, sail. You’ll find out pretty quickly there’s not much time for anything else,” he says.

Paxton says a good pair of padded shorts is the most important thing to bring, and make sure you invest in a fancy pair of thick, breathable socks.

You can find more information as well as get assistance on marine toilets at http://raritaneng.app-x.info/product-category/marine-toilets/

You get two pairs of footwear: boots and deck shoes. “If it gets light and warm, you can go barefoot, but I’ve seen a lot of foot injuries over the years.”

A digital watch with a light is also a must. You should also bring two pairs of sunglasses. “If you only bring one and you lose it, you’re handicapped the rest of the race.”

On most boats, you’ll be hot bunking, and often, but not always, the boat provides the sleeping gear. Check in with your boat as to whether you should pack a sleeping bag. Toothpaste and sunscreen can also be shared and may be provided.

An eye mask can be helpful for sleeping, especially during the day, but earplugs are a no-no.

Your macerating toilet supplier wants to remind you of this, of course every race is different. Know your course—a North Atlantic crossing will require more cold-weather gear than racing the Transpac or Pacific Cup to Hawaii.

Will Paxton’s Packing List:

  • Carry-on size, water-tight bag
  • 1 pair padded shorts
  • 1 set fleece underlayer
  • 1-2 pairs thick, breathable socks or seal socks
  • Boots
  • Deck shoes
  • Watch hat
  • Hoodie
  • 1 long sleeve technical t-shirt (white)
  • 1 short sleeve technical t-shirt (white)
  • Mid-layer sailing jacket
  • Off-shore foul weather jacket
  • Off-shore foul weather bibs
  • 1 pair breathable underwear
  • Wide brimmed sun hat or visor
  • Knee pads
  • 2 pairs sunglasses
  • Digital watch
  • Eye mask
  • Headlamp with red light
  • iPod and headphones
  • 3 tubes Chapstick, one for every pocket
  • Inflatable PFD with tether and leg straps
  • AIS beacon
  • Knife*
  • Small water-tight box for personal electronics and chargers
  • Razor—you might get a bucket shower and a shave half way there

So remember these simple points to pack like a pro for your next ocean crossing….1) eat, sleep and sail,  2) check in advance of your sleeping arrangements, and 3) bring proper footwear.

Click here for information on how to purchase a macerator pump.

via How to Pack Like a Pro for an Ocean Crossing

 

Press Release 199471

PressRelease
CONSUMER FEEDBACK SOLIDIFIES MARINE TOILET AS A TOP CHOICE
Melville, New Jersey,  –
An award-winning marine toilet, the Marine Elegance® from Raritan is offered in an array of sizes and shapes,
flush water alternatives and control options, ranging from a simple pushbutton switch to a sophisticated
programmable electronic SmartSwitch. It can include a patented, switchable SeaFresh™ water configuration, a tall or
short bowl and even a slanted or straight back.

Although the Marine Elegance pushbutton model was selected as a Best Choice by Practical Sailor in recent tests,
Raritan’s most important recommendations come directly from its customers no matter which model or options they
choose.

Cameron Hancock of Ontario, Canada says, “A nicer toilet, the Elegance is a full one-piece unit that looks and
feels like home. It’s less expensive and draws lower power, we used an ammeter to test it.”

Offering a sleek, vitreous china bowl and full-size toilet seat, the Marine Elegance delivers a streamlined
presentation and is easy to clean. Featuring Vortex-Vac® Flush technology, it provides quiet, efficient flushing
action and performs at a noise level of less than 63 decibels, about the same as conversational speech.

Making installations in tight spaces possible, the incredibly compact head has a simplified mounting system. Bob
Benton of Palm Coast, Florida purchased a Marine Elegance head and installed it on his 1987 Carver Voyager.
“Installation was so easy even I could do it,” said Benton. “The instructions were clear and concise and everything
worked and fit exactly as it should. The enclosed templates and mounting brackets made drilling holes and mounting
the head very easy.”

“My boat is fairly small and therefore my fresh water tank is quite small, making water conservation very important
to me,” continued Benton. “The Elegance uses so little water to flush, it’s almost negligible, thanks to the
programmed Smart Switch control.”

The powerful head can pump an amazing 10′ vertically and 100′ horizontally. A built-in shredder with stainless
steel blades breaks waste up into small particles to reduce clogs.

“We converted from the Vacuum-based system to the freshwater 4-button controlled model, said Bill Lentz, who owns
Wireless One, a 1993 40′ Mainship sedan bridge. “It has been over two seasons and we’ve never had the head clog or
backup. We actually believe the unit could chew up and spit out a golf ball in pieces.”

Raritan’s Marine Elegance SeaFresh configuration enables users to flush with seawater to conserve onboard water,
rinse the bowl with fresh before leaving the boat for a few days or when traveling in areas where outside water may
be contaminated.

Contact Raritan, 530 Orange St., Millville, NJ 08332. 856-825-4900; Fax: 856-825-4409. mailto://info@raritaneng.com; www.raritaneng.com.

Raritan Engineering Company, Inc. was founded in 1958 on the basis of the Patent for the PH Marine Toilet. Its
successor, the PHII is still manufactured by Raritan. The Crown Head, the world’s first macerating Marine Toilet
followed in 1966. The first small on-board waste treatment system came in 1974. The pursuit of innovation has
continued over the years, with numerous patents and product improvements.

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