My H25, Virage, has a toilet (HEAD?) which is located at port-side, between port bunk and v-berth. The toilet is hidden behind the partition wall at the end of the port bunk, but not fully enclosed with a door. I have hung a curtain at the opening between the main cabin area and toilet & v-berth area. So, behind this curtain, there is WC, v-berth & little floor space, and it works OK for providing a privacy for changing / using WC. However, it is a problem when we stay overnight and if someone sleeping in v-berth, no-one can use WC.
I would like to fully enclose the HEAD, but problem not enough space. Doese anyone has a enclosed HEAD in H25? Or boys simply don't care these things.......
Hi Virage. In all honesty, I have to say that boys don't care. The head setup on my boat sounds very similar to yours. The problem with relatively small boats like the H25s is that... there really is no privacy! They are just too small for that luxury. Don't get me wrong I love everything about my boat and I can't seem to spend enough time on it - but it has its limitations - and I think privacy is one. On my boat there is a bulkhead that divides the main cabin from the head/V-berth area (like yours) and there is a 'slatted' hinged door fitted to the bulkhead, so you can use the head and close this door. Someone once said to me that 'every boat is a compromise' ...I often ponder this! Cheers.
Hi guys, It sounds as if most of the hollands have the same bulhead/v-berth/head layout. I think the curtain idea is the best option as it's super easy to install and use and is the most practical in such a small boat. Just make sure you have a vent in the head area though and sounds aside all should be well! I have just finished removing the TMC ceramic, seawater loo on Omega as changing environmental laws require holding tanks etc and the fact that I don't like the thought of flushing directly overboard, a porta loo seems much more suited. I have inlet and outlet thru hulls which will no longer be required which will give me more piece of mind as i seal them up and believe it or not I have more flexibility using the porta loo than the sea dunny as I comply with the enviro laws. You can't dump directly overboard unless more than 3nm from land and therefore need a holding tank and pump out facility. With the porta I can empty into any normal land based toilet I come across or over the side if i am more than 3nm offshore as normal. No pump out fittings or facilites required, no more thru hulls to maintain and which threaten to sink her if they fail and no wasted space fitting a holding tank. Will hopefully have it fitted in the not too distant future.
Post by Mystique R333 on Jun 24, 2010 16:52:14 GMT 10
We pulled out the smelly old pump out toilet as a first thing. We have Porta Poti as much better option. Through hulls have been removed and glassed over before hull totally repainted and anti-fouled.
We have an oval door in our bulkhead to the head/V-berth that was done with original fitout as had same veneer finish as the rest of the timberwork. See photo before the split and peeling veneer was removed.
Post by appleslice on Aug 27, 2010 13:16:37 GMT 10
Having once spent more than two hours bailing out a 29 footer (water was higher than the bunk cushions!)due to a slightly leaky toilet valve, I was quite content that I had fitted a Porta Potti to my H25!