Right then... for those of you who don't know, boating and toilet talk go together like rhubarb and custard. The other day, when aboard Mick's boat, within seconds we were talking about his pump out toilet and how he'd rather the boat had a cassette..
Toilets on-board come in 3 forms: Pump out, Cassette and of late, composting. There can be slight variations on each but they all follow the basic description
Let's start with pump outs. As the name suggests, these are basically a loo that disposes of it's contents into a holding tank somewhere on the boat... which when full, gets "pumped out" ashore.
The pump out, comes in 3 main guises too:
The Macerator - which contains a pump and cutting head which chomps it's way through whatever is put down it.
We may get lucky at Crick show and find one on offer but for now, it's on the "wall"!
where were we? - ah yes, TOILET types...
Cassettes are simple - they vary in form but basically it's a reasonable sized plastic bowl (sometimes ceramic if you want to spend more) that sits over a removable cassette. When the user has finished, they pull a lever usually to allow the contents to drop into the holding cassette beneath.. I think I'd be inclined to open it before I do anything to reduce the effort of the flush . This is the one we're having as a 2nd loo: