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Old 06-11-2014, 16:08   #301
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

When I want to clean the boat head area I just take the shower hose and wash the whole area down and it goes to the shower sump pump. I think overall "people" miss while peeing as much at home as at sea.

So back to important stuff we don't talk about:

BABY WIPES
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The first time I took my father-in-law on a passage, the first day out was rather bumpy. He announced that he needed to go use the head. I suggested that he do it sitting. His reply was, "John Wayne wouldn't sit!"

A few minutes later he emerged, rubbing his forehead, where the showerhead had left an imprint.

I had an "I told you so" moment, and now we both laugh about the John Wayne comment.
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The first time I took my father-in-law on a passage, the first day out was rather bumpy. He announced that he needed to go use the head. I suggested that he do it sitting. His reply was, "John Wayne wouldn't sit!"

A few minutes later he emerged, rubbing his forehead, where the showerhead had left an imprint.

I had an "I told you so" moment, and now we both laugh about the John Wayne comment.
Good story.

I can imagine that as the man or boy may have one or both hands full () when the boat lurches, it could lead to all kinds of bumps and bruises in sensitive places as one gets tossed about in the confines of the head compartment.

I remember once being amazed at how I felt like a drunken sailor while trying to stay steady (standing) as I was also using both hands to get inside multiple layers of weather gear">foul weather gear and fleece bibs and polypro long johns while wearing a harness and PFD. It was comical and I recall being thrown by the boats motion up against the sink/counter. Ouch..
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The first time I took my father-in-law on a passage, the first day out was rather bumpy. He announced that he needed to go use the head. I suggested that he do it sitting. His reply was, "John Wayne wouldn't sit!"

A few minutes later he emerged, rubbing his forehead, where the showerhead had left an imprint.

I had an "I told you so" moment, and now we both laugh about the John Wayne comment.
A reminder to younger readers: The Duke's actual first name was Marion.
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Sit to pee.??, are you all less than 5 foot tall and built like a bean pole or do you have the luxury of a domestic sized bowl. Use a bottle and tip it in.

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Please don't tell the Admiral - under way I will frequently use the cockpit scupper. I keep a bucket of water handy to flush the sole.

I would NEVER pee overboard while underway - that is a recipe for disaster. There are several incidents of sailboats found wandering and their owners found days later in the bay drowned with their fly open.
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Please don't tell the Admiral - under way I will frequently use the cockpit scupper. I keep a bucket of water handy to flush the sole.

I would NEVER pee overboard while underway - that is a recipe for disaster. There are several incidents of sailboats found wandering and their owners found days later in the bay drowned with their fly open.
I can report that Derek Hatfield, Canada's solo RTW racer has a dedicated bucket in the cockpit for peeing in.

If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me. In very calm conditions, I'll go over the side at the lee shrouds where I can hold on, but it's certainly not as safe or convenient as a bucket or bottle.
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Peeing in the cockpit?

What would Mrs. Howells think if Mr. Howells did that?

Why he might be banished from the club!

You guys must not sail with many women guests.

Rather than acting like a salty dog in the company of the fairer sex, I suggest the ladies on board may appreciate the gentlemen sailors who visit the head when it is time to add some salty water to the sea in the form of pee.
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Important things not talked about:

Ice Cubes

The problem I have with ice cubes is that the water in them really want to go to the evaporator plates and increase the amount of times you have to defrost it. I got a "spill proof" ice tray for Christmas that has a silicone seal and I hope it helps this problem.
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Important things not talked about:

Ice Cubes

The problem I have with ice cubes is that the water in them really want to go to the evaporator plates and increase the amount of times you have to defrost it. I got a "spill proof" ice tray for Christmas that has a silicone seal and I hope it helps this problem.

I liked the "spill proof"ice cube because it fit my space but I am not sure it made us defrost the freezer any less. I hope you have different results. I always heard an insulated pad over the opening kept it colder & let less moisture in but I never tried it.
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...Viagra is an important part of a good, happy cruising time...
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Capt Phil - Sorry to hear this ! I trust will not slow you down or inpinge upon your life.
Be well-these something we should discuss more often!
All the Best Capt Phil
Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, Garfield... the freezing worked (so far) and now she is starting on the rest of this old body. No parts as serious as my lower lip, thank goodness! Cheers, Phil
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Peeing in the cockpit?

What would Mrs. Howells think if Mr. Howells did that?

Why he might be banished from the club!

You guys must not sail with many women guests.

Rather than acting like a salty dog in the company of the fairer sex, I suggest the ladies on board may appreciate the gentlemen sailors who visit the head when it is time to add some salty water to the sea in the form of pee.

Oh, I sail with many sailors of the feminine persuasion - I just don't pee down the scuppers in their presence. It isn't an every time kind of thing. If I'm on watch alone and am confident I won't be interrupted, the scupper works just fine. I also don't discuss it in polite company as well. It's just an occasional expediency.
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Oh, I sail with many sailors of the feminine persuasion - I just don't pee down the scuppers in their presence. It isn't an every time kind of thing. If I'm on watch alone and am confident I won't be interrupted, the scupper works just fine. I also don't discuss it in polite company as well. It's just an occasional expediency.
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