Originally Posted by sarafina
oh, and to keep it relevant;
Don't use any toilet paper! (at least not for the reading the paper "events"
Anyone fitted a.............bum gun?
Very popular in Thailand
. and IMO works well. refresh the parts
other products don't reach
The more traditional Thai (indoor!) khazi is like this:-
Note the absence of any toilet roll
. the red item is a small plastic bowl (aka a "Poop Scoop"
) and used to pour water
to wash yer bits - without going into too much detail..............it's a left handed cultural issue
and their is a definative knack to pouring water
..........so probably not of use onboard. BTW also used with the western style toilet bowl instead of the squat.
The progession from the above is:-
As you will note still no toilet paper - but (in addition to a western style crapper) is............a Bum Gun. A hose pipe with a nozzle on the end. Water comes out at pressure. Not enough pressure to strip paint
, but a direct hit up the bullseye would wake you up in the morning
Also a bit of an art to it's use (especially directionally
) - and still a left handed cultural matter
- but not so much. and you don't have to learn to pour water uphill.
Both approaches work best in a Wet Room style toilet, i.e. where cleaning
is easy, regular and involves a hose / whenever you shower
.........so not a no-brainer retrofit for all boats. ...........and possibly not one for the Guest Toilet
But can't see any reason why it could not run on seawater, even as an addition to toilet paper - a poor mans bidet
But no toilet rolls to store (for fellas anyway) and to my eyes more hygenic approach - especially in hot weather