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Old 26-04-2011, 11:50   #46
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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Or salt'm down like a fish.

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
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Old 26-04-2011, 12:02   #47
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Re: Morbid curiosity: what to do with a human cadaver?

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Old 16-05-2011, 14:12   #48
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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

I'd go with salting down the body. Wrap him in garbage bags, well packed in salt or brine.

Alternate, God Forbid, pickle him in Rum. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.


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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Ask the guys from the USS Carl Vinson.

I hear they have recent first hand experience with this matter.
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Old 20-05-2011, 12:39   #50
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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Don't do what the German wife did when her husband was killed by pirates off Venezuela. After trying to sail with the body on board for 4 days, she took to the liferaft. They found her 13 days later off the ABC islands, alive but in pretty bad shape.

I hope I never have to deal with it, but I'm with boatman--if its more than 2 days to port the body goes over the side, after notifying the authorities and taking lots of pictures. If its not a sudden death, try to get the person to write a note before they expire.
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Old 02-07-2011, 18:34   #51
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Re: Morbid curiosity: what to do with a human cadaver?

I real sailor here LOL
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Old 02-07-2011, 19:20   #52
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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Put the cadaver in the dinghy and tow it far behind your vessel... Do all of the paper work.... Then head for the nearest port, calling ahead and explain your situation to the authorities. They may come out and meet you.
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Re: Morbid Curiosity - What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Excerpted from “Death and Burial at Sea”
Navis.gr - Death and Burial at Sea

“... Wherever possible, a body should be retained for post-mortem examination or for burial ashore.
For the sake of the deceased person's relatives and to preserve the body in the best possible condition, thoroughly wash and dry the body all over. Comb out and part the hair, and give attention to the fingernails. Straighten the arms and legs, and interlock the fingers over the thighs.
Tie the ankles together to keep the feet perpendicular.
With forceps, place a good plug of cotton wool well up in the rectum.
Pass a catheter tube into the bladder and empty it completely; if this is impracticable, make a firm tie around the root of the penis*.
A plug of cotton wool may be passed into each nostril.
The body should then be put in a body bag; and kept in a refrigerator or cold store set aside for the purpose. Packing in ice in a bath is an alternative near port ...”

* If the cadaver objects, reconsider your diagnosis.
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Re: Morbid Curiosity: What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Good for the Laugh of the Day !!


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Ask the guys from the USS Carl Vinson.

I hear they have recent first hand experience with this matter.
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Can think of worse places to peg out.... like some hospital or crappy old folks home...
But then... if its on my boat I'll probably be solo so no worries...
Amen! This thread is a bit morbid but I'm cracking up...as are my kids. Seriously, death sux but it's an inevitable part of life. No way will I end up like the patients I see in the ER...coming in from a nursing home on Easter Sunday, sent by well meaning kids because "Mom looks worse than she did when we saw her last...at Christmas." And Mom looks like she hasn't spoken a word since a few Christmas' before. No way to live, for sure. Not for me! I like the Viking Funeral idea...

Wonder if we put it in our wills...our post-mortem wishes if we if we die on a long passage...if that would make the paperwork easier? I'd hate to think of stinking up the boat...that would seriously suck for my other half. I'd rather he toss me overboard.
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With forceps, place a good plug of cotton wool well up in the rectum.
Pass a catheter tube into the bladder and empty it completely; if this is impracticable, make a firm tie around the root of the penis*.
* If the cadaver did not have these in place before death
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* If the cadaver did not have these in place before death
This part is just the worse. I actually have access to catheters....but sure ever thought of having one around "just in case"! And what if the corpse happens to be female, in which case it is unlikely to have a penis...
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Re: Morbid Curiosity - What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Simple cudea pressure would empty you easily enough. Not so the male. But if he is going to just toss you over then there is no issue.
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Re: Morbid Curiosity - What to Do with a Human Cadaver ?

Thread now can be combined with the vacuum sealer thread
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Thread now can be combined with the vacuum sealer thread
What about the composting thread?

Or the home canning thread?
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