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Old 18-09-2009, 15:41   #31
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Old 18-09-2009, 17:24   #32
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IMHO one toilet is enough. One less hull through and holding tank to worry about. If you want a backup get a porta potty or one of those composting heads.

I would use the space that otherwise would be the second head for a good wet locker.
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Old 18-09-2009, 17:42   #33
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So by the logic that you need 2 heads in case one is indisposed, should you have two engines!? (Sorry couldn't resist the catamaran plug)

We have two heads, One has a full/seperate shower. We love that. We NEVER use the other head. Only have to pump out the one tank then. Some boats have 3 and 4 heads. I never that boaters were quite that full of &*(%.
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Old 18-09-2009, 18:55   #34
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sigh.

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Why didnt you just put a workbench in there?
Mark, you are soooooooooo not married.

Yet.

Talk to me after you've been through the spine-removal ceremony.
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Old 19-09-2009, 14:12   #35
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The perfect boat hold six for cocktails, four for dinner, and sleeps two. We sail a 42' with one head, it is a perfect reason to keep her a family cruising boat.

We have a Wilcox-Crittendon Skipper head. I can't imagine what it would take to plug that thing - I swear it could flush a squirrel. I also can't imagine knowingly leaving port with a stuck seacock.

I don't want a big head compartment. In rough weather it's pretty darned important to be able to wedge yourself in securely. Ours has strategic handholds and foot braces, and there have been a lot of times we're thankful the boat was designed by a sailor, not a condo peddler.

But it depends on how you use a boat. We cruise with only family aboard. If I were doing two-couple cruising, I think a second head would be mandatory, but so would a bigger boat.
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Old 19-09-2009, 17:06   #36
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Did I explain that sometimes one head might mean hers...

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Mark, you are soooooooooo not married.

Yet.

Talk to me after you've been through the spine-removal ceremony.

and he gets the bucket. Which I'm OK with.
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Old 20-09-2009, 09:15   #37
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But it depends on how you use a boat. We cruise with only family aboard. If I were doing two-couple cruising, I think a second head would be mandatory, but so would a bigger boat.
We have a Lavac in a pretty modest, single head on our 41' full keeler by the same logic. We have a forepeak workshop where the V-berth would be on a more conventional boat, because our boat's not "guest-orientated" in the usual sense. We do, however, have several seaberths!

A lot of boat interior design is driven by designers, not sailors, or at least that's the impression I get on boat show boats. They look great, sure, but add the dynamics of a seaway and things would get ugly quickly.
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Old 20-09-2009, 18:50   #38
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Don, if you are married, have a chic, or are in the hunt for a chic or marriage or even a meaningless fling, may I sugest to you that you will get more loving with 2 heads. A week with no head just won't be appreciated.


I can verify that as gospel truth. The head on my Grampian busted just before my girlfriend and I took off for two weeks along the north shore of Lake Ontario. Figuring we were going to overnight at various places, I removed the old one and never got an new one.

Third day out we ended up with a dose of the trots. A bad dose. Now I don't have a problem using a bucket but the Lady left me in the next harbour and went home, never to be seen again.

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Old 20-09-2009, 19:45   #39
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I'm with Cheechako. On a 42' boat you can have as many heads as you have buckets. And your pick of cubbyholes to hide in if shy.
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We have a Wilcox-Crittendon Skipper head. - I swear it could flush a squirrel.
I had a WC Skipper on a boat about 20 years ago. Their marketing campaign at the time was that you could flush an entire Navy P coat. I believe it, I used to enjoy working on it just to admire the bronze castings. Don't think they make them anymore, pity.

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Lady left me in the next harbour and went home, never to be seen again.
Thats hillarious!
I'm sure you have found or will find someone who, at least, can cook without poisoning you! LOLOL

....unless you cooked the 'offending' meal!
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If the boat came with two heads, then there is no reason to remove one. It is easy to turn off the seacocks to the thruhulls and "pickle" the unused head then use it for storage. It is quite handy for that purpose.
- - When you acquire a "significant other" you re-activate the head and buy a high output water-maker. If you find that your significant other is not what you hoped for or turns into an ogre/ogress - then all you have to do it disable the "other" head and the water-maker and within a few short weeks you will be alone again on your boat. Works every time.
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