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Old 02-04-2012, 22:00   #1
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Just so you know.

This thread has saved me years of trouble. Every time I start to think I really need to buy a boat, I just come on here and read about broken toilets until the feeling passes. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2012, 22:26   #2
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glad we could be of service.
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Old 02-04-2012, 22:41   #3
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That's the shits, isn't it?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:24   #4
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I'm glad you feel this way, because honestly if everyone cruised dinghy docks would be way more crowded than they allready are. Anchorages would be a disaster and all the good quiet spots would be packed. Its refreshing to hear from people stuck in the rat race, who realize its hard work, and dont have what it takes. One less guy to to drag down on me with bad anchoring advice they got on the internet. Thanks for stayin put.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:32   #5
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All good cruisers know, if it breaks you fix it, if you cant fix it, buy a new one, if you cant afford a new one...go with out. Cruising, its that simple.
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If we can save just one person it is worth it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:40   #7
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This thread has saved me years of trouble. Every time I start to think I really need to buy a boat, I just come on here and read about broken toilets until the feeling passes. Thanks.
If a broken toilet scares you off, you probably were not cut out to be a sailor anyway.
No hard feelings, jus sayin
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:54   #8
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This thread has saved me years of trouble. Every time I start to think I really need to buy a boat, I just come on here and read about broken toilets until the feeling passes. Thanks.
Finally, a comment from someone with sound reason and excellent judgment.
Why didn't you tell me a long time ago?
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:56   #9
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I just come on here and read.... until the feeling passes. Thanks.
Pilot,

That's exactly what I do too. This forum is the perfect laxative.

I noticed under "boat" on your avatar you have listed "talk me into it" so I will give it a go. On my Catalina 30 the only toilet for the last 20 years has been a bucket with a nice oak seat. Hasn't broken or clogged once. On the cat we have a Lavac in one hull without a holding tank for use at sea. In the other hull we have a composing head that consists of a bucket, bottle, seat and coconut coir. Both are trouble free. Did I talk you into it?

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:33   #10
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dang..if busted heads scare ye off, then i dont know how to splain cruising life to ye-- better off not going out into the deep blue scary ocean...busted heads is one of the smaller problems on board cruising sailboats---LOL
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The most reliable head is a bucket!
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I dont know why they call it sailing... it's really mechanic-ing!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:15   #13
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AHH it's fun to talk about THE BUCKET but if ya wanta really know about the bucket just ask connie !! I made her use one for a LONG time before I installed the head in the Colvin LOL we had a below deck bucket and a nice Oak Toilet seat mounted over the side tween the riggin!! Nice for those nice days !! and even could be used for a biday(spl) LOL she can sure tell ya all about the BUCKET LOL just a Memory LOL
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