I can't keep a blog about planning life on a narrowboat without touching on this topic. There seems to be such strong feeling on the subject! The pumpout loo camp say that emptying a cassette loo is a horrible task yet those who bat for the cassette loo team say it's no big deal. I'm sure it's not a pleasant task, but how bad is it really?
One of the brokers we spoke to on our trip last year said that at some stage of life on a narrowboat there will come a time where somebody (that would be Mick) will have to do the unpleasant task of repairing or dismantling or unblocking or cleaning out the loo - whichever type you have. His attitude was that you might as well get over it and get used to it and get a cassette loo so you don't have to worry so much about being iced in. Well... that theory made sense but what about the day to day use of a cassette loo? We looked at a boat for sale last year and when you opened the bathroom door it smelled. I don't want that to happen!
What type of loo have you got and why is it the right choice?