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Old 14-09-2010, 19:22   #46
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Originally Posted by lorenzo b View Post
Try taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich apart and slapping it upside a plate glass window and now try to wipe it clean with dry paper.

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Old 14-09-2010, 19:59   #47
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So, where is the Practical Sailor report on toilet paper decomposition? Or do I need to start an experiment?

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The cheapest TP found is normally the best for use in the marine toilet. It is cheaply made and will disintegrate rapidly upon contact with water.
- - It is the quantity of TP that is deposited into the marine toilet that causes problems. Combined with a large amount of solid human waste any large amount of TP will normally overwhelm and clog/stop the pumping out process of the marine toilet. So teaching your guests to limit the amount of TP used is critical.
- - On the humorous side, if your parents are visiting you on your boat, this is probably the only time you will be called upon to "potty train" your parents.
- - On the more serious side, if you have an electric macerator type MSD, do not eat Bahamian Peas and Rice. They like to cook the pigeon peas until some of them are as hard as steel BB's. After they have passed through you they will end up getting jammed in the blades of the electric macerator MSD. And that is a real messy job to fix.
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Old 15-09-2010, 05:43   #49
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Originally Posted by rgscpat View Post
At least the semi-touristy parts of Mexico I've seen have been close to US toilet standards.

But, I can think of a huge benefit of this thread. If landlubbers knew what we are discussing here, it could really diminish the whole elitist yachtie stereotype.
Dude, what could be more elitist than bragging about how clean you keep your butt?
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Cruncher or Folder

Personally we do not put our t/paper down the toilet we bag it. Have been a toilet mechanic too often to keep putting paper in the boat lu. Even in a domestic toilet ie house toilets are blocked more by t/paper crunchers than t/paper folders so this must also be taken into account. Would mean re-educationing hardened crunchers. Also crunchers use much more t/paper than folders. Amazing how the little things facinates human nature.

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