Marine toilet paper, Scott Rapid- Dissolving a winner

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

11 Responses

  1. Hi Ben,

    We have a RM 69 toilet. What we do if we have a clogged toilet. We use a dry/ wet vacuum cleaner of which you also can connect the hose to the other ” blowing” side. I made a seal around one of the extendable pipes, which we keep just for the toilet, with self vulcanising tape so it will seal the opening in the bowl. Fill the bowl with water, mostly there is still. Then with pump running just start the vacuum cleaner to blow the lines. This always worked so far without getting dirty. The toilet is working fine after this. You can repeat with clean water to flush all hoses completely

  2. Bret says:

    I second the Scott’s RD toilet paper. After using other “very thin” single ply brands, I loved the more substantial feel of the Scott’s. And in the years I’ve used it, I’ve never had a clog (and the pump outs show no visible paper).

    During the great toilet paper run of 2020, it’s prices skyrocketed because it couldn’t be found anywhere. Now I think it’s returning to normal (and I keep a larger supply on hand)

  3. Thank You, Ben! Lesley has been grumbling on this subject for some time and we’re both glad of some real, scientific input! Also, we’re glad to see you’ve found a use for those wonderful jars after the original contents have been exhausted 🙂

  4. Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

    As Ben E. mentioned, we’ve been using Scott Rapid Dissolve for about five years with very good luck. Consider that luck has been with four of us aboard nearly full time and three females. We’ve gone through more rolls than I care to count and I’m yet to deal with a clog courtesy of undissolved or clumped toilet paper. I believe, though without a lot of empirical data, that the Vacu-Flush heads on Have Another Day are more forgiving than some head styles. So, perhaps that’s part of the reason for our success but I can tell you that when we switched from a mix of Thetford and West Marine house brand crew morale improved notably.

    -Ben S.

  5. Wade A Griffith says:

    Ben, an excellent study. Thank you. I will use it to convince my admiral not to buy Charmin for tge boat any more.

    Does your wife know you used her frying panslike this? Oh, wait……well….never mind……good luck.

  6. robie says:

    thanks i’m buying some, great review!

  7. Alan V. Cecil says:

    Thank you Ben and other commenters for these “hints” and revelation!

  8. Grant Jenkins says:

    …… but is it NMEA 2000 Certified? 😉

  9. Summer Duck says:

    Ben,
    I commend you on your test using Talenti Ice Cream jars.
    IMO after decades of being a ice cream junkie Talenti is the best store bought Ice cream you can purchase.

    Nice to see that you are using only the finest at both ends.

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