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Old 21-04-2015, 17:02   #166
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

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I've been going down and peeing for years and haven't come close to falling out/off the boat yet.
Wifey B: Well, that would change quickly if you tried that on our boat cause you'd get a little push to help you in.

I just don't get it...my hubby doesn't either...we have heads. We use them.
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Old 21-04-2015, 17:24   #167
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Urban myth. I was in the Coast Guard and not one in 8 years.

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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

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I've been going down and peeing for years and haven't come close to falling out/off the boat yet.


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Wifey B: Well, that would change quickly if you tried that on our boat cause you'd get a little push to help you in.

I just don't get it...my hubby doesn't either...we have heads. We use them.
Do you use them to read too?

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Old 21-04-2015, 17:50   #169
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

I lost a friend who went overboard rounding South Point on a Cal 2-46. He was on watch at night and the rest of the crew including his wife was down below. That Cal has a very large center cockpit so the only way he would have gone over is if he was taking a wizz. Retired Navy Seal so not being able to swim was not an issue. Of course not very many people back then in the 80s wore life jackets doing interisland sailing. I can't remember Doc's last name just now but he was a Navy Corpsman type Seal and a sailing instructor. The currents in that area are strong enough to take you from Hawaii to the Philippines or Japan.

Wear your PFDs and use a large cup or plastic bottle for a urinal while you are tethered in the cockpit at night when you're alone. It's definitely much safer.
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Do you use them to read too?
Wifey B: No, not honestly ever understood reading there either. It's like of all places why there.
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Old 21-04-2015, 20:31   #171
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One of the handiest things I had on my boat was a cheap funnel with a few feet of hose zip-tied to the push pit
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Old 21-04-2015, 23:06   #172
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I've been going down and peeing for years and haven't come close to falling out/off the boat yet.
Fallen off the head once when a big wave hit the boat
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

Last season, my girlfriend was using the head when the original mount separated and the head fell over with her still on it.... Luckily I wasn't aboard at the time otherwise I could have drowned.... :-)

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I lost a friend who went overboard rounding South Point on a Cal 2-46. He was on watch at night and the rest of the crew including his wife was down below. That Cal has a very large center cockpit so the only way he would have gone over is if he was taking a wizz. Retired Navy Seal so not being able to swim was not an issue. Of course not very many people back then in the 80s wore life jackets doing interisland sailing. I can't remember Doc's last name just now but he was a Navy Corpsman type Seal and a sailing instructor. The currents in that area are strong enough to take you from Hawaii to the Philippines or Japan.

Wear your PFDs and use a large cup or plastic bottle for a urinal while you are tethered in the cockpit at night when you're alone. It's definitely much safer.
In his memory his name was "Doc" Wilson and was manager of the Rainbow Bay Sailing Facility at Pearl Harbor in the early 80s.
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Urban myth. I was in the Coast Guard and not one in 8 years.

I heard this too at a Strictly Sail in a presentation.
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Wifey B: Well, that would change quickly if you tried that on our boat cause you'd get a little push to help you in.

Different strokes for different folks. On our boat, that action would have you black-banned for life (or at least until you came cap in one hand and carton of beer in the other proclaiming you have seen the error of your ways). My group of boating friends have a total ban on pushing someone off the duckboard whilst they are peeing. Once your wang is out, you are off-limits to practical jokers of the push-in kind. My mates and I shook on that (shook hands...HANDS!) about 25yrs ago, and it's been about the only 'rule' that is enforced on our fishing/boating trips. If you're not peeing - all bets are off and it's survival of the fittest
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Only one place to pee over the side.. lee shrouds with an arm round each side..
Yup! I think you mean 1 arm around a shroud on either side. I had to add this as my original comment was to short!
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Different strokes for different folks. On our boat, that action would have you black-banned for life (or at least until you came cap in one hand and carton of beer in the other proclaiming you have seen the error of your ways). My group of boating friends have a total ban on pushing someone off the duckboard whilst they are peeing. Once your wang is out, you are off-limits to practical jokers of the push-in kind. My mates and I shook on that (shook hands...HANDS!) about 25yrs ago, and it's been about the only 'rule' that is enforced on our fishing/boating trips. If you're not peeing - all bets are off and it's survival of the fittest
Wifey B: You surely didn't really think I'd push someone in...too dangerous. They're doing a fool thing, you don't make it worse.
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I assumed you were talking hijinks whilst at anchor WB - I never for a second considered you even joking about it underway. Peeing off the duckboard whilst underway - that's just plain crazy. I don't see the 'fool thing' you speak of whilst not underway. Just a personal choice is all.
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