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Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet

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Model # 12914651 | Mfg # 321497606

Product Description

Powerful flushing at the touch of a button-without constant pumping or batteries-sets the Cruiser 976 apart from other portable toilets. Features include a full-size seat for comfort, latching lid for security and large five-gallon waste tank with prismatic tank level indicator for easy tank level monitoring. Conversion to a fixed-mount, approved MSD (Marine Sanitation Device) is possible with optional mounting brackets and MSD Fittings Kit which enables plumbing to a 1 1/2"ID hose discharge.

Type: Portable (Convertible to permanent) Capacity: Freshwater tank: 2.3gal.; Waste tank: 5gal. Material: High-strength ABS Dimensions: 15 1/4"H x 13 1/8" x 15 1/4"D Color: Gray Warranty: One year

Specs

Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet

Capacity 5 Gallons
Color Gray
Dimensions 15 1/4" Height x 13 1/8" Width x 15 1/4" Depth
Features Convertible to Permanent
Material High Strength ABS
Type Portable
Warranty Details One Year
Size Compact

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet
 
2.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Practical (8)
  • Corrosion resistant (6)
  • Installs easily (5)
  • Water efficient (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boat (7)
  • Low usage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A pretty good little head

We got this wihen my granddaughters were planning on a short cruise with us. They are aged 4, 5, & 9. Teaching them to use the boats built in head was...Read complete review

We got this wihen my granddaughters were planning on a short cruise with us. They are aged 4, 5, & 9. Teaching them to use the boats built in head was out of the question for this offshore trip so we picked this up to 'fill the gap.'
Surprise, it has been great!
I read the other reviews and almost didn't buy it because they were so negative, but my experience has been the complete opposite. Maybe I didn't try to use it as a construction site head or maybe I just don't mistreat it enough. But this device fills a need and does it well. If you treat it with some care, you'll solve a problem affordably and well.
No stink with this one if you follow the directions, but emptying could be a little easier.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

New name same poor quality

The good, it comes with all the equipment to setup for dump out or pump out - that was a surprise.

Tank level gauge is not readable even with a...Read complete review

The good, it comes with all the equipment to setup for dump out or pump out - that was a surprise.

Tank level gauge is not readable even with a flashlight.

The handle that opens the door to the holding tank easily falls out of it's groove. This is a less than fun job of reaching inside to push, with great difficulty, the gate back into the groove so that it can seal the tank back up (FYI, you have to take the toilet apart). It will not seal if you do not fix this and the smell will get out. YUCK!

If they fix the tank valve arm, this would be a great head. But the cheap plastic rod and gate simply don't get the job done. We rarely even use it so I can't imagine how someone that uses it all the time gets by.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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2.0

Cheaply made flap.

By Anthony

from Pasadena, Maryland

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Practical

Cons

  • Breaks easily

Best Uses

  • Small Boat

Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

After one season of very little use, the flap in the toilet came off track. Good luck getting it to go back on. It's a shame as I do like the unit otherwise.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Toilet

By Rsp

from Benicia, ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Installs Easily
  • Practical
  • Quiet
  • Water Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low Usage
    • Small Boat

    Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

    Occasional use on fishing boat

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Just purchased, but appears to be just what we needed

    By Brad

    from Charleston SC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Installs Easily
    • Practical
    • Small enough for use in center console

    Cons

    • Round seat is somewhat smaller than it could be

    Best Uses

    • Boats 22' and smaller

    Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

    Will be able to make a better review after using the 976 while underway;

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Good Product - disappointing it does not come with mounting

    By John

    from Cold Spring Harbor

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does'nt come w/ hardware

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

        Wish I was advised at time of purchase that mounting hardware was not included AND had to travel to South Shore to purchase as it was not available in Huntington.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        excellent buy

        By Drew

        from Long each ca

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Corrosion Resistant
        • Installs Easily
        • Practical
        • Water Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boat

          Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

          Excellent size!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product!!!

          By MaeRose2

          from Long Island, New York

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Corrosion Resistant
          • Installs Easily
          • Practical
          • Water Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Low Usage
            • Small Boat

            Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

            No more holding tank or pumping out poop on my boat. I don't head out on extended stays and the holding tank, macerator and pumping out were just overkill. One less system to maintain for me. If you are a day tripper then this could be a good option for you too. I also purchased hold down kit which installed easily. Installed now for two weeks, used and no odor. Emptying is easy for me as we have two porta potties at marina. Finally, I was in store 2 days after a sale on this item and West Marine honored Sale Price for me. Way to go West Marine!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Cracked tank is no fun

            By Cap'n Spanky

            from San Diego

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Practical

            Cons

            • Abs Tanks Cracked

            Best Uses

            • Small Boat

            Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

            If this toilet was made from a different material, then it would be my first choice. I love the pressurized flush system. But the cracks in the tanks that appeared after only 18 months of light use are a deal breaker.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Poorly made

            By mkqu

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Corrosion Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

                I ran into the same problem as others, the cheaply made flush handle came off track (I've only had the toilet for one season of light use) and then snapped off. Poorly made.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                terrible -- not durable

                By Del

                from Granbury, TX

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Leaks

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Usage

                  Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

                  I have had two of these and they both leaked ruining the carpet in my boat. Would NOT buy or recommend.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good toilet

                  By Joe

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Practical

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine Cruiser 976 Portable/Permanent Toilet:

                      This is a well make unit and looks good too. Works better then I thought. Tip: release the pressure after using.

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