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Old 06-06-2016, 16:16   #256
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A few of us overly sensitive, PC types would appreciate it if you didn't squirt out your organic waste in the slip next to ours. Thanks!
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Heres the thing, we see things differently. I went from manual head to macerator back to manual. In a beautiful peaceful silent anchorage the sound of the macerator echoed of the hills. The final straw was a nut seed eating crew members deposits jammed the mascerator...

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Old 06-06-2016, 20:53   #258
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I met a grandmother last year that moored beside me for the night from Victoria. Beautiful Hunter 43 I think it was. She was single, alone, and operated that boat like it was part of her. Very impressive! The boat was Ta-Da. And she travelled up and down the west coast. The boat was nicely set up for single handed sailing with everything coming back to the cockpit.
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...a nut seed eating crew members deposits jammed the mascerator...
Within weeks of installing a new Vacuflush system, I got a call that the system wasn't working. One of the duckbill valves had nearly whole almonds caught in it. I immediately told her, tongue in cheek, she wasn't chewing her food thoroughly. She had been feeding them to her dog, while she snacked, and then was using the Vacuflush to get rid of the dog turds. Of course the dog barely chewed them, just swallowing them, and the almonds ran right through him.
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I've sailed a 30' sloop "Rumbottle" single-handed from Singapore to Singapore, via southern Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn, Falklands, South America, UK, the Med/Suez and last stop Srilanka before getting back to Singapore. A great boat for single-handling, lots of room, good hull speed. No problems at sea, flew a spinnaker in good weather, no problems reefing the main and changing headsails, sailing to & picking up moorings.The simpler the boat is the less there is to go wrong.
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I've sailed a 30' sloop "Rumbottle" single-handed from Singapore to Singapore, via southern Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn, Falklands, South America, UK, the Med/Suez and last stop Srilanka before getting back to Singapore. A great boat for single-handling, lots of room, good hull speed. No problems at sea, flew a spinnaker in good weather, no problems reefing the main and changing headsails, sailing to & picking up moorings.The simpler the boat is the less there is to go wrong.
Welcome aboard here Rumbottle! Got some photos?
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