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Old 15-06-2012, 23:23   #1
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Those long foul weather passages

Just wondering if anyone else has had to stay at the wheel in rough seas w/o the ability to leave their post for obvious reasons. It sure would make since to to make some convenient modifications.
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Old 15-06-2012, 23:28   #2
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That is sissy. Yes I have had to stay at the helm in nasty conditions. It was near shore singlehanded. Unexpected squall for a few hours. Simply pee in the cockpit. With or without lowering the zipper. No big deal. In the right conditions there will be a full rinse each minute or so.
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Re: Those long foul weather passages

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Just wondering if anyone else has had to stay at the wheel in rough seas w/o the ability to leave their post for obvious reasons. It sure would make since to to make some convenient modifications.
This one needs a holding tank
But you can get to sit down

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That is sissy. Yes I have had to stay at the helm in nasty conditions. It was near shore singlehanded. Unexpected squall for a few hours. Simply pee in the cockpit. With or without lowering the zipper. No big deal. In the right conditions there will be a full rinse each minute or so.
This one doesn't need the holding tank
But no chance to sit down


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Old 16-06-2012, 00:34   #4
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Re: Those long foul weather passages

Maybe if it had one of those soft padded tops !! in a offsetting color !!
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Hi there.

Recently crossed Bass Strait from Refuge Cove to Tamar, single handed and forced to manually steer all the way as auto pilot has died. 32 hrs at wheel, hove to couple of times for naps. Lived on Coke cola and Muesli bars kept in sheet bag beside helm.

Last year on voyage to Lord Howe Island with a mate from work and couldn't light the stove for three days due to sea conditions. Lived on cold food and drinks..

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Just wondering if anyone else has had to stay at the wheel in rough seas w/o the ability to leave their post for obvious reasons. It sure would make since to to make some convenient modifications.
Meh... photoshopped!
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That is sissy. Yes I have had to stay at the helm in nasty conditions. It was near shore singlehanded. Unexpected squall for a few hours. Simply pee in the cockpit. With or without lowering the zipper. No big deal. In the right conditions there will be a full rinse each minute or so.
Amen brother, glad someone else said it first. Been there done that. That's what cockpit drains are for.
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Old 16-06-2012, 10:05   #8
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Meh... photoshopped!
Nope! Do a close up. You can see all the dirt and construction junk as I refurbish the existing head, which was not!
It's just sitting up on deck for the project.

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That is sissy. Yes I have had to stay at the helm in nasty conditions. It was near shore singlehanded. Unexpected squall for a few hours. Simply pee in the cockpit. With or without lowering the zipper. No big deal. In the right conditions there will be a full rinse each minute or so.
Yeah! Real men just crap their pants!
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Yeah! Real men just crap their pants!
When the conditions are right.... it is not just real men. It can be most everyone.
I believe the driving condition is called fear. Amazing laxative....
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Nope! Do a close up. You can see all the dirt and construction junk as I refurbish the existing head, which was not!
It's just sitting up on deck for the project.

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OK, OK, OK! I give.

Great juxapostioning!

Wow, you has stripped your boat to the bones. Any idea of the time frame to complete?
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When the conditions are right.... it is not just real men. It can be most everyone.
I believe the driving condition is called fear. Amazing laxative....

Stepping from the house top to the stick as the boat lays down to pick up kelp in the spreaders without a harness comes close to that scenario....
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Re: Those long foul weather passages

A Raritan PH. Nice choice. Peggie Hall would be proud of you.
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OK, OK, OK! I give.

Great juxapostioning!

Wow, you has stripped your boat to the bones. Any idea of the time frame to complete?
Actually it came that way. It's an old racer and everything forward of the main bulkhead was a sail loft, except the commode. I'm just now building a head and hanging locker. Also moved the holding tank forward of the head and going to put a water maker in it's old place. Today I was fitting in the shower base.

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A Raritan PH. Nice choice. Peggie Hall would be proud of you.
My last boat had a Jabsco, which I had to rebuild twice in 4 years. This Raritan I rebuilt 9 years ago and it's still going strong.
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Re: Those long foul weather passages

An Autopilot does the trick, Makes life so easy,

I am glad I only need to sit once a day,
Being launched off the bowl is extremely Hazardous and Dangerous,
Hanging on like grim death,
Shower in there, Forget it, Not even going to attempt it, Suicidal, hahaha

Wind generator post was excellent for all other needs, over the back, Nice and steady platform to relieve ones self from,
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