total, which included stripping out the
old head and pipework, making good
the fiberglass pedestal base on which the
head sits, then installing the new toilet,
plumbing, and electrical connections.
This is a fairly advanced DIY project,
and you need to be confident in your
skills. However, providing that you have a
decent tool kit, patience, and a methodical approach, it’s within the reach of a
skilled amateur. Every boat is unique,
of course, and circumstances differ, so
although the final result may be similar,
the method you need to follow may be
slightly different from what you see here.
Here’s how I did it.
BoatU.S. Magazine thanks the folks
at Raritan for their assistance, especially
the late Dale Weatherstone.
6. I had to drill extra
holes for the water
intake, waste, and
electric wiring. Sizes
are given in the
a sharp hole saw
makes short work
of this job. If the
pedestal is close to
the hull, be careful
not to drill too far
and go through the
bottom of the boat!
up the electric is
but you must follow the instructions
with regard to wire
sizing. I installed
relay in the locker
behind the head.
This black box is
wired according to
how your particular
toilet is configured.
There are connections for a tank-level monitor and
for a Lectrasan or
other sanitation-treatment tank, if
your vessel is so
DO IT YOURSELF
8. As I was installing the fancy
control, I chose
a position on the
side of the vanity.
A 1.5-inch hole was
needed for this, so
I drilled a 1/16-inch
pilot hole first to
give the hole saw’s
guide drill something to follow. The
vanity is very slippery, and drilling a
pilot hole ensures
that the large drill
won’t slip and mar
the finish. I mounted the control
using the supplied
then ran the cat5
cable to the black
box and plugged
in. I was careful
to ensure that all
10 Year Warranty
Upgrade your canvas with an affordable and ultra-light polycarbonate and aluminum hardtop.
Call or Email for a free quote!
www.hardtotop.com Read our reviews - We ship anywhere
Contact us at 1-888-306-6136 or email@example.com
Reinventing The Canvas Top
The perfect answer to fabric biminis
that fade and leak
Cooler than Canvas
Lasts 2-3 times longer than canvas. Don't
settle for expensive fabric covers that require
replacement in a short period of time.
Per your specifications and attaches to any
frame. Even use new or existing side curtains
Including canopies, dodgers, hatches, visibility
panels, sliding panels and much more.
Translucent panels allow light transmission
with cooler temperatures.
Our hardtops stand up to the wind and sun.