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Old 15-05-2014, 17:07   #16
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

To pee over the side in rough weather you have to be ambidextrous. I have felt my grip on the boat loosening while thinking of the other thing.
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

Since we're making this a confessional, I've done it.

But on occasion, I realized it might have been riskier than it was worth. This is a stern reminder to be careful.

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I pee over the lee rail all the time. If nobody is on deck to hear me if I go splash & start screaming, then I'll be clipped to a jack line.
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I pee over the lee rail all the time. If nobody is on deck to hear me if I go splash & start screaming, then I'll be clipped to a jack line.
+1 Not a problem when others are on deck. On solo watch? - no way without a tether (a short one that keeps you on board, not one that will drag you alongside ).
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Ok, we must admit we didn't know this was a common practice. Might someone inform us why it is so popular? Guess we just don't grasp the purpose or appeal. For those of you with land homes, do you also pee in your yard? Or pool? Or if you live by the water do you walk to the dock to do it?
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Ok, we must admit we didn't know this was a common practice. Might someone inform us why it is so popular? Guess we just don't grasp the purpose or appeal.
Easy....At night at anchor...I just like to paint pretty pictures in the phosphorescence!
Seriously.... on a small boat when you are on watch drinking lots of water...sometimes it is easier to quickly relieve yourself than disturb the off watch resting below.

As others have said....Never when it is rough though
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Ok, we must admit we didn't know this was a common practice. Might someone inform us why it is so popular? Guess we just don't grasp the purpose or appeal. For those of you with land homes, do you also pee in your yard? Or pool? Or if you live by the water do you walk to the dock to do it?
Fresh air for cohones! And yes I pee in my yard, and by car I stop to do my things where's good scenery. Pool is a nono but I pee in my wet suit (there's two kinds of divers, those who do and those who lie about it)
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Easy....At night at anchor...I just like to paint pretty pictures in the phosphorescence!
Seriously.... on a small boat when you are on watch drinking lots of water...sometimes it is easier to quickly relieve yourself than disturb the off watch resting below.

As others have said....Never when it is rough though
But wouldn't some type container accomplish the task more safely? Then dispose of it's contents.
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

On a Pelican sailboat in college, we had
4 or 5 guys on board. One guy was peeing
over the side when we accidentally gybed.
The boom hit the guy on the back of the
head and knocked him face down in the
water, as he was now on the lee rail,
bent in two.

We were all stunned and it took him what
seemed like forever to stand back up.
He said he was concentrating on his toes
which were gripping the slats on the
floor. If he had lost that grip, he would
have gone over.

No harm, no foul, but it convinced me not
to do that in the future. Not worth the
danger.
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Re: Cautionary tale: falling overboard while peeing

> But wouldn't some type container accomplish the task more safely? Then dispose of it's contents.

Reminds me of a friend who paddled the Yukon Quest a couple of years ago. They carried one metal mug per paddler - and they had to use it to drink out of and to pee in.


For those who are interested, here is his write up of it:

THE RACE TO THE MIDNIGHT SUN – THE VIEW FROM SEAT FIVE…. | PaddleMag.com
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But wouldn't some type container accomplish the task more safely? Then dispose of it's contents.
Doesn't satisfy my artistic integrity )

Seriously have used a container when conditions were lively.
Re accidental gybe..... That is a whole other type of safety issue
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Wifey B: Ok, dudes, since I'm just trying to picture this on different kinds of boats. Aren't you afraid of a shift or wave or boom or anything and maybe like injuring a now quite exposed part of your body? As you go overboard perhaps? Almost worse than fatal? Just saying.
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Wifey B:
Man has been following it's membership into all kinds of danger since caveman days.

Some handle it better than others
It's just a Darwin thing. )
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That is what scuppers are for.

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Exactly. Only, please don't tell my wife - she'll never walk on the cockpit sole ever again!
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Wifey B:
Man has been following it's membership into all kinds of danger since caveman days.

Some handle it better than others
It's just a Darwin thing. )
Wifey B: Well, I just have a vested interest in that part of my man's anatomy so don't want it injured....Just saying.
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