Boat toilets, also known as marine toilets, are designed to be used on boats and other watercraft. They are typically smaller and more compact than traditional household toilets, and they are often made from lightweight and durable materials that can withstand the harsh marine environment.
Boat toilets can be divided into two main categories: manual and electric. Manual toilets use a hand pump to move waste from the bowl to a holding tank or overboard, while electric toilets use an electric pump to do the same thing. Electric toilets are often easier to use and require less physical effort, but they also require a source of electricity to operate.
Boat toilets also differ in the way they handle waste. Some toilets discharge waste directly overboard, while others store waste in a holding tank for later disposal. Holding tanks are required in many areas to prevent pollution of the waterways, and boats with toilets may be required to have a holding tank that meets certain size and discharge requirements.
Another important consideration when using a boat toilet is the type of water it uses. Freshwater toilets use freshwater from the boat's water tank, while seawater toilets use water from the surrounding ocean or lake. Freshwater toilets are often more popular because they produce less odour and are easier to clean, but they require a larger water tank and may not be practical on smaller boats.
Finally, it's important to note that boat toilets require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure proper operation and prevent odours. This includes emptying and cleaning the holding tank as needed, and using marine-grade toilet paper that breaks down easily in water. Improper maintenance of boat toilets can lead to clogs, leaks, and other issues that can be difficult and costly to repair.
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Founded in 1991, we're Kent's largest chandlery with one of the largest chandlery stores in the UK, plus an additional outlet store within Gillingham Marina - why not visit us today? We stock a leading range of boat toilets, waste and shower systems, including the toilets found within this category.
If you're unsure which boat toilet is most suitable for your requirements - whether that be a manual or electric toilet, portable boat toilet or Jabsco marine toilet get in touch and our team will be happy to assist - call us on 01634 295 233, email [email protected] or visit us in-store!
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