So today in a fit of boat maintenance
boredom between coats of Cetol on the toe rail, I had a call from Mother Nature. As I sat on the best seat in the house, it dawned on me that it was a pain in the butt to add enough water
to the bowl for ol' number two.
My boat was built with an electric head
(which was the first thing taken shore side when I took possession of her)... I replaced the porcelain god with a good old Jabsco
manual pumper. A legacy of the old device was a big pushbutton and a handy wire run to the rear of the head
. I had an old vane pump sitting in my E-150 Dock
Box up in the parking lot as well.
A few fittings Tee'd into the lines on the Jabsco
and I had a HYBRID! For liquid waste, the head works as it always has with the manual handle. But when solids are in the offing, a quick push of the rubber button adds salt water
to the bowl.... VOILA`! Poo soup!
Needless to say the olfactory benefits of depositing last night's dinner into a bowl full of water
were well recognized by Mr Thomas Crapper (the inventor of the modern flush toilet.... Not to slight John Harrington who actually had the idea 200 years prior)
Oh well... back to the brite-work