How to Clean a Sailboat : How to Clean a Sailboat Toilet

How to Clean a Sailboat : How to Clean a Sailboat Toilet


Hi, I’m Ches Rainier, welcome to Expert Village.
Today we’re going to be talking about some techniques used to clean a fiberglass boat.
All right, most boats are going to have a marine head, a sanitary device that consists
of the head, which is a toilet. And we call it a head here on the boat, because it’s usually
at the head of the boat which is at the front of the boat, and it’s going to consist of
the head and a holding tank system in there. The waste goes through the head and into the
holding tank and then you come to the dock and there are pump-out stations where you
can pump the waste out and then it goes through the treatment process on shore. And for some
special considerations with a marine head, it’s going to have lots of rubber o-rings
and gaskets and grommets, which is a little different from your head at home. So you can’t
go dumping harsh cleaning additives down the head, otherwise you’re going to end up with
a leaky head, and nobody wants that. So I use a really distilled solution of Simple
Green and that gets the outside nice and clean, and then the inside, I’ve got a toilet brush
and I just scrub that around the inside to get that nice and clean. Some marine head
manufacturers, they’ll ask that you put some vegetable oil down the toilet and then pump
that through and that lubricates the seals and keeps everything pumping nicely. And while
you’re here, you can, this is also the shower area on this vessel, so mold can start growing
and things like that in areas that don’t get dry quick enough. So make sure you want to
hit that with some Simple Green, or if it’s really bad, bleach water solution and definitely
get all the mold off because that could become a health problem if you don’t keep everything
super clean.

2 thoughts on “How to Clean a Sailboat : How to Clean a Sailboat Toilet

  • February 23, 2012 at 6:00 am
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    this guy has a leaky head LOL

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  • August 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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    My works too. I used Inplix handbooks and build it without any problems.

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