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Old 19-02-2011, 11:05   #1
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The Bidet . . . What Is it and Do You Have One ?

In cleaning the bottom of a sail boat, the bidet was brought up as a joke.

Now does anyone have one on board your boat?

And the nozzle of a garden hose doesn't count. Even if we can think of the embarassing silly way of its being used as such.

Well what is it and is there one on your boat?
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Old 19-02-2011, 11:08   #2
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I think your question is wrong, if you have a bidet onboard then you don't have a boat, you have a yacht
I have a boat.
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Old 19-02-2011, 11:17   #3
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MY FORMOSA AND MY ERICSON ARE BOATS. YACHTS ALSO HAVE HELO PADS ON BOARD AND A HELO FOR THAT PAD. IS FIRST CLUE..... oops-- sorry-- do i HAVE to do it over?????
some yachts even have 30 ft sloops as toys on their decks....
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Old 19-02-2011, 11:17   #4
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I used to have one... but now I just use a bowl to wash my feet.....
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Old 19-02-2011, 11:41   #5
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If you have a bidet, invert the pump...you're doing it wrong.
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Old 19-02-2011, 12:06   #6
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I have a bidet wand (3 actually). Wouldn't ever go back to TP(too dirty & inconsistent). Seems odd that so many are still so attached to 19th century hygiene standards?
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Old 19-02-2011, 12:12   #7
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Here is a picture of a bidet: WC - Bidets - Broyeurs Bidets Bidet PORCHER EXPRESSION Cramique

I don't even have one at home: I removed it just after buying the apartment, to make space in the bathroom.

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Old 19-02-2011, 12:15   #8
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And here is a bidet wand. Takes up less space than TP.
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Old 19-02-2011, 12:43   #9
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Bidets are very common in the middle east and variations in most other parts of the world except for North America. I was first introduced to bottom cleaners in Japan where they have some of the highest tech toilets in the world. (heated seats, built in washers etc.) The bidet wands were expected where there was no room for bidets in the public toilets of the middle east. I have them in my place in the Phillipinnes but I don't have one on the boat yet. Women like them.
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I can understand the positive uses of a bidet....but when finished "cleaning" how does one dry?? It seems the use of a special towel would be counterproductive. (more laundry).

Just asking.............
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I never thought my joking around would start a new thread.

How do you keep from getting wet spots on your undies.........
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I never thought my joking around would start a new thread.

How do you keep from getting wet spots on your undies.........
Ahem, undies? Under your boardshorts??? While I've no idea of the drying time for those who cultivate a jungle of overgrowth back there, for those who keep smooth enough to stave off dingleberry infestations - a 5 second hover leaves you dry enough.
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I just realized the hand held shower makes a great bidet.Dang water is FREAKIN' COLD!! brrrrrr!!
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I'm almost convinced, but one question; is spraying enough or does the process require some scrubbing? If so, what does one scrub with?
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And here is a bidet wand. Takes up less space than TP.
How much water does it use?
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