Two products, one clean-smelling head & cabin

Raritan KO

June 11, 2024

Boats with marine toilets eventually smell funky — unless two products are employed: K.O. (Kills Odors) for holding tanks and C.P. (Cleans Potties) Marine Toilet Bowl and Drain Cleaner. More effective than chemical- or enzyme-based products, the eco-friendly dynamic duo from Raritan is a sure way to keep cabins and heads clean-smelling and odor-free.

Chemicals such as formaldehyde or bronopol work by killing bacteria, both the bad ones that cause odors and the good ones that suppress them. Enzymes stimulate the breakdown of waste already in the holding tank and are diluted with every flush, but aren’t effective against odor.

In contrast, Raritan K.O. uses live, odor-killing bacteria to break down and digest liquid, solid waste and paper in the holding tank. Because it emulsifies everything, pump-outs are clog-free. Four ounces of K.O. per 25 gallons of tank capacity added to the toilet and flushed does the job.

C.P. is another 100% organic and biodegradable product. The only bowl cleaner specifically designed to work with Raritan K.O., the unique formula uses another specialized strain of bacteria to turn the bowl sparkling clean. Because it doesn’t contain bleach, it won’t degrade rubber parts like bleach will. Working so well toilet brushing isn’t needed, Raritan C.P. only needs to be squirted under the bowl rim. Because it’s so powerful, it’s also ideal for use in bilges, sumps, and sink and shower drains.

A 32 oz. bottle of Raritan K.O. or C.P. costs $16. A larger one-gallon jug of K.O. is $56.

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