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WEST MARINE Runabout 962 Portable Head

Easy to carry, operate and maintain, the Runabout 962 functions with a self-contained water supply and holding tank. The adult-size seat optimizes comfort while the manual, bellows-style flush delivers a bowl-clearing rinse every time. Quality features include durable, high-density polyethylene construction and firm locking side latches.

  • Type: Portable
  • Capacity: Freshwater tank: 2.6gal.; Waste tank: 2.5gal.
  • Material: Polyethylene
  • Dimensions: 12"H x 14-1/2"W x 16-1/2"D
  • Color: Gray
  • Warranty: One year
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Runabout 962 Portable Head 12914644 321496206
In stock online.

$119.99

Product Description

Easy to carry, operate and maintain, the Runabout 962 functions with a self-contained water supply and holding tank. The adult-size seat optimizes comfort while the manual, bellows-style flush delivers a bowl-clearing rinse every time. Quality features include durable, high-density polyethylene construction and firm locking side latches.

  • Type: Portable
  • Capacity: Freshwater tank: 2.6gal.; Waste tank: 2.5gal.
  • Material: Polyethylene
  • Dimensions: 12"H x 14-1/2"W x 16-1/2"D
  • Color: Gray
  • Warranty: One year

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West MarineRunabout 962 Portable Head
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Practical (14)
  • Corrosion resistant (10)
  • Installs easily (10)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Water efficient (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boat (10)
  • Low usage (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

response to previous review

the previous reviewer commented on the fresh water tank capacity being larger than the waste tank. this is common in portable toilets as it allows several emptying operations before having to refil the fresh...Read complete review

the previous reviewer commented on the fresh water tank capacity being larger than the waste tank. this is common in portable toilets as it allows several emptying operations before having to refil the fresh water tank. that way you only have to carry the lower half to dump it. it would be difficult to use the space above the holding tank to hold waste as it wouldnt travel upward. if you are going to comment on engineering you should have a basic understanding of it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Questionable quality

The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from...Read complete review

The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from the factory. The plastic was very brittle and would likely have made a bad mess if not discovered in time.

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5.0

Perfect for kids on a pontoon. { bring a blanket :)}

By Rich

from Suburbs of Detroit

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Practical

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low Usage
    • Small Boat

    Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

    Good option for runabouts.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great little unit.

    By Ramblin Dan

    from Adirondack Mountains

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Installs Easily
    • Practical
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small boat, camping

      Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

      This is a great little unit. We placed it in the tent so she wouldn't have to walk through the deep dark woods in the middle of the night. It works easily and efficiently, and it's easy to empty and rinse out.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Works as expected, definitely recommend.

      By Philmore

      from Connecticut

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Corrosion Resistant
      • Practical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boat

        Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

        Very easy to use and to empty & clean. Reliable, proven design very similar to a unit I had 20 years ago that also worked great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent product that fits my needs.

        By Ron

        from Eldersburg, Maryland

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Installs Easily
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

            Works perfectly on my 20 foot center console. Easy to handle.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            love it!

            By Babyboy1111

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Installs Easily
            • Water Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boat

              Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

              Need bigger holding tank!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              This was a replacement of an existing unit

              By Definace

              from Silverdale, WA

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Corrosion Resistant
              • Installs Easily
              • Practical

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Low Usage

                Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

                Last one lasted 22 years, This should be the last one I purchase

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                If only spare parts were available

                By River Rat

                from Little Rock, AR

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Usage
                  • Small Boat

                  Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

                  I bought one in 1996 and used it through 2007 without trouble. In preparing for a river cruise this year, I checked its operation first only to find that the accordian pump had embrittled and broke to pieces. I would have rated it five star if I could have gotten a replacement part. The gaskets also harden but these are easily made.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Questionable quality

                  By JP_Mac22

                  from St Louis, MO

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Corrosion Resistant
                  • Installs Easily
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Brittle Plastic
                  • Cheeply Built

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

                    The unit was purchased for a rebuild project. Some months later when installing the unit, it was discovered that the interconnection plastic piece that holds the "O" Ring was busted from the factory. The plastic was very brittle and would likely have made a bad mess if not discovered in time.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Toilet

                    By Boat Nut

                    from Nc

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Corrosion Resistant
                    • Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boat

                      Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

                      The original West Marine toilet I ordered leaked at the top tank. West Marine sent me a new one. When I received it it was a different brand. It's not leaking. Good job West Marine!!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I have purchased 3 of these heads.

                      By Monkey Shines

                      from Mathews VA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Corrosion Resistant
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Easy to use
                      • Installs Easily
                      • Light weight
                      • Practical
                      • Simple Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating Or Camping

                        Comments about Runabout 962 Portable Head:

                        I have used these heads for weekend camping and for boating. I replaced a smelly holding tank and marine head with one of these toilets. I put it on a non-skid pad where the old head was located. It is easy to use and clean. I have another one I have used for tent camping for over 10 years and just bought a 3rd one for a pontoon boat.

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