Airhead

  • March 23, 2012 5:42 PM
    Reply # 867143 on 679960

    Count me in for the airhead also.  Ennis Kay

  • March 24, 2012 12:15 PM
    Reply # 867519 on 679960
    Deleted user
    Hi folks,  Anything going on with this Airhead thing?  I am interested as well.  Also need some big self tailers for tall rig w42.  Thanks Cal Ares Coyote!
  • March 24, 2012 1:07 PM
    Reply # 867541 on 679960
    Anonymous
    Before anyone gets too excited about an Airhead group buy...I recall someone posting that the owner of Airhead would not agree to discounted group buys because he had plenty of business and so did not need to. 

    Maybe he's changed his tune, but I just thought I'd throw that out there.
  • March 24, 2012 2:34 PM
    Reply # 867567 on 679960
    I would also be interested, nick, wonder if the natures head people would want the business, not too much difference between the two.
  • March 31, 2012 12:56 PM
    Reply # 873412 on 679960
    Talking to channel cutter yachts nature head distributer in Canada, if there are five interested in Canada he would pay shipping, not sure how this would help those south of the border, probably best for me as bringing stuff north usually has duties added, I will probably order mine over the summer as I am just about ready to start working on my head.  Nick
  • March 31, 2012 2:52 PM
    Reply # 873447 on 679960
    Deleted user
    Re: duties, taxes and customs brokerage

    Cross- border shopping always incurs a brokerage service charge which will usually be charged to you by the courier. It's a combo of their service charge and applicable duties and taxes. The buyer, as the importer of record, is liable for this, not the vendor.

    Under NAFTA, if the item was made in the USA or Canada, there are no duties. Taxes depend on where you live and the nature of the item. 

    For example, If you are in Canada, and you buy a boat from the States that was made in Asia, you pay 9% duty.  Buy a US made boat, no duty, just taxes. 12%, where I live. And the customs and brokerage service fee, of course.

    It's always a good idea to contact your country's custom office and confirm. 

    If you're not careful you can quickly lose the savings on that great bargain you found online. it's a good idea to spreadsheet that sort of thing before you commit.
  • April 26, 2012 9:29 AM
    Reply # 902837 on 679960
    Anonymous
    If this thread isn't too old...I am TOTALLY in. I just got rid of my foul , old , marine toilet and associated parts.
    Jonny
  • April 27, 2012 5:48 AM
    Reply # 903697 on 679960

    RE COMPOSTING HEADS - FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING A PURCHASE OF AIRHEAD OR NATURE'S HEAD, YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT C-HEAD BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE.  THE COST IS APPX. HALF OF THE COST OF THE OTHERS.  I JUST ORDERED MINE YESTERDAY.  I SHOULD HAVE IT WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND WILL COMMENT FURTHER AFTER I DO THE INSTALLATION.  THE WEBSITE IS c-head.com.  Ennis

  • April 27, 2012 1:25 PM
    Reply # 904040 on 679960
    Deleted user

    That C-Head looks pretty cool. I like that it uses a common 5gal plastic bucket and 1gal water jug. For a little more than half the price of the others, I think one could live with the smaller capacity and more frequent emptying. I can't see storing full containers on the boat though, but it's nice to have the option.  I  think you'll want to go with the optional ventilator, especially in the confined space of a boat.

    I got a Nature's Head a few years ago mainly because it was the only one I was able to examine in person on a friend's boat. The slightly larger footprint was not an issue on the W32.

    To address some of the comments in this thread regarding the Nature'sHead, I would say that in removing the "liquids" container, one only needs to partially lift the lid 1/3rd of the way, no "yuck" factor and no bolts to remove. One understands the reasoning of the molded seat if you've ever used the hinged-lifting type seats while being tossed about in a sea--sitting or standing. (A simple fix is to attach "cleats" under the seat inside the rim to keep the seat centered). When I feel the need to "stand and pee like a man" (as the Airhead maker puts it), I can simply go to the lee rail.

    Athough there seems to be some "differences" between the AH and NH makers,  I think the differences between the products are small and inconsequential.

     So far we've cruised with 1 - 4 people on board for long weekends and 1-2 week cruises  using shore facilities when available. Compost gets changed out once mid season. 

     

  • April 29, 2012 3:37 PM
    Reply # 906317 on 679960
    Guess I will make the plunge tomorrow, kind of need it to finish the head, my wife likes the natures head and it is cheaper so .....still deciding 
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