myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website myHanse.com - Hanse Yacht Owners Website

Welcome to myHanse.com the forum for Hanse Yachts owners throughout the world.

Forum Home Forum Home > General > Chit Chat
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - electric freshwater heads
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

electric freshwater heads

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
philip.bodhilife View Drop Down
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Avatar

Joined: 08 June 2018
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 23
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote philip.bodhilife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: electric freshwater heads
    Posted: 10 July 2018 at 17:54
Hi, I'm considering replacing manual heads with electric freshwater heads. Some people say they are a must, and some say they have constant issues and wish they'd kept their manual heads. 

I'm looking for real world experiences; and if you love them or hate them, what make and model you have.

It seems they would be very difficult to service, as everything is concealed. If you have experiences with this, please share.

Thanks.
Back to Top
Black Diamond View Drop Down
Captain
Captain


Joined: 24 October 2015
Location: Newport, RI, US
Status: Offline
Points: 171
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Black Diamond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 00:32
I replaced the saltwater manual heads with TECMA freshwater heads.     We are very happy with them so far,  although it was one more consideration in putting in a watermaker this past winter.   The TECMA are self-contained replacements and do not require tanks or other large box placements.  Like a Vacuflush system.

With the dishwasher, washer/dryer and fresh water heads you can go thru the tank pretty quickly.  Especially if 4 people are on the boat.   The heads use a small amount, but it all adds up.

I never used the manual heads that came with the boat.. I replaced them as soon as the boat was shipped here.   The thru-hull for the salt-water heads was easily used for the watermaker.

FWIW




Edited by Black Diamond - 11 July 2018 at 00:44
Rick
S/V Black Diamond
Hanse 575 #161
Newport, RI
Back to Top
sflier View Drop Down
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Avatar

Joined: 18 October 2013
Location: Newport, RI
Status: Offline
Points: 68
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sflier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 00:39
I replaced ours with a Raritan fresh water toilet two years ago. Best upgrade ever. No issues at all and very little water use.
Back to Top
SausalitoDave View Drop Down
Commadore
Commadore


Joined: 13 October 2014
Location: Sausalito
Status: Offline
Points: 362
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SausalitoDave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2018 at 01:46
I replaced the aft head with a Jabsco fresh water head.  As sflier said, excellent upgrade.  My wife could not stand the smell of the sea-water heads after the boat had been sitting for a while.  

Worth it.

Dave
505-17
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.031 seconds.

Links : www.hanseyachts.co.uk www.hanseyachts.com www.fjordboats.co.uk www.dehler.co.uk www.varianta.co.uk