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Old 26-05-2010, 20:26   #1
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Feces

So I just spent my evening on my chest in the twilight up to my elbows in 2 year old feces and urine that had somehow crept from an old portapotty into a tiny crack in the back of the head compartment and under the floorboards where, unbeknown to me it was rotting the interior of my boat from the inside out. Every time I would try to pry the floorboard up it would slap down sending a noxious spray up into my face. When I finally did rip out the beautifully varnished floorboard I found that the poop and pee had crept under the fiberglass liner that runs the entire length of our cabin was probably rotting out the rest of the floor boards too.

How was your night?
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Old 26-05-2010, 20:45   #2
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It seems like every time I empty my porta-potty I have a similar story. "Simply" dumping it down a shoreside toilet is not so simple. It is smelly, difficult, and can't be done without getting poop either on you or in you.



BUCKET and CHUCK IT!

I do own a porta-potty but I am getting rid of it. Wag Bags and Bucket is a complete system.
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Old 26-05-2010, 20:48   #3
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Nasty job - but a good thing you went on undeterred!
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Old 26-05-2010, 21:14   #4
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Old 26-05-2010, 23:00   #5
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How was your night?
Fine, thank you very much.

We found some excellent red wine for $5 per litre. So I spent last night testing it out. Nic doesn't drink so I had to finish the whole bottle myself.

A deep red wine has a marvelous bouquet.

Thanks for your enquiry about my night


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Old 27-05-2010, 00:06   #6
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Oh, Unbusted, that is a really crappy story. I have a composting head, so I'll never get crap in the floors, but the pee jug can overflow if I wait too long to change it. It has happened three times in the three months I have been using the head.
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Old 27-05-2010, 01:07   #7
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Oh man, I feel your pain. About all you can do is keep at it. I find in those situations its a good idea to go to a pharmacy and get some Vicks vaporub. Wipe a bit under your nose. It really helps.

I have pretty much finished gutting the galley and am about to start grinding the left over bits of formica off the plywood, fill the divots and put new formica on. The Galley cabinets are all apart and saved for rework or pattern use.

I can't go sailing at the moment, idiot that I am, got the lower shrouds mixed up and need a really light friend to go up to the spreaders. In the mean time I've sold my townhouse and am not looking forward to the next 5 weeks of packing and schlepping. So it will be end of june before I can get the boat rigged and sailing. But thats a hell of a lot better than mid september like last year.


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Am I right in thinking that Unbusted67 is not a plumber's apprentice?
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Good heavens - I thought I was in trouble with my bilges full of dirty water!
That sounds awful, but at least you're all done with it now?
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Good heavens - I thought I was in trouble with my bilges full of dirty water!
That sounds awful, but at least you're all done with it now?
Ha ha. No way I left last night covered in poop and pee with the floor board half ripped up and a bunch of holes drilled into the fiberglass liner that lies under my floorboards. I hope none of them went through into my fiberglass water tank. I am hoping it will dry out over the next couple of days.Then I will poor some epoxy back into the holes and 5200 around the edges. I guess I won't be putting down new floor boards and will just leave the toilet cubby bare fiberglass. That way the next time this happens there will be less to rip up.
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When I saw the heading, I was hoping that "Feces" was not the name of your boat. Sorry about the ordeal. BTW, I am a little too far away to pitch in and help. Whistle while you work.
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Wag Bags and Bucket is a complete system.
What a beautiful setup! The only thing missing in the picture is bottle of Mark's wine.
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I did battle with the dark matter a few months ago.....did you know that a waste bladder eventually fills up with dark matter and doesn't every empty!! My only advice is bleach and hot showers twice a day!!
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I left last night covered in poop and pee
Yes, but thats the point young fella, you left to go home and have a shower/bath/sauna and a damn good scrub. Now if you were on the hook you would only have had a tea cup full of water to wash and some dirty undies to dry!





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Sounds horrible. Bleach will get it...eventually. Better wear a respirator, that stuff will make you sick. ARRRRRRRGH!
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