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Old 19-05-2015, 16:49   #16
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At the risk of being indelicate, I just get the boat up to 12 knots or so and dip the arse end into the spray.

It can get a wee bit cold, but it's as high performance of a bidet as one will ever find.


I had a shipmate who did something similar off the bow, as the boat was making way during a long passage. He just stuck his rear out between the lifelines and did his number.

Reminds me of those oft quoted statistics about MOB bodies being found with their pants down. Perhaps it was #2 and not #1 that they were doing when they went overboard?
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Old 19-05-2015, 16:52   #17
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If one is into comfort and cleanliness, this is an extraordinary toilet seat.

These are automated "washing" seats that have the following features:

1. Heated seat
2. Warm water sprays up to wash the body parts
3. No need for paper
4. Warm air blow dries the body parts
5. Uses little water.............
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Just avoid the 'automatic tampon remover' option.... that can lead to tears....if you are a bloke....
Ba ha ha. I just spat my coffee over the keyboard....
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Old 19-05-2015, 17:07   #19
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40 pumps! 2 sheets! Amazing

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At the risk of being indelicate, I just get the boat up to 12 knots or so and dip the arse end into the spray.

It can get a wee bit cold, but it's as high performance of a bidet as one will ever find.
If you can get up to about 30 kts, it's more like an enema.
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Old 19-05-2015, 17:22   #21
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A friend of mine lives in his RV full time, which I find funny since he's a multimillionaire. He loves baby wipes, and puts the used ones in a ziplock bag that goes in the cabinet under the sink. I think it's kinda weird, but who is anyone to judge?

I wouldn't mind baby wipes myself, but I'm not going to use something that I can't flush, so I'll stick to TP.

In MX, the sewage system can't handle TP (which is odd, because they don't process it, just dump it into a river that leads to the ocean) so Mexicans throw their used TP in the trash. Theoretically, since most of it ends up on the floor. That's why I never like using public restrooms here in San Diego, there's a good chance you might end up with used TP sticking to your shoes.
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Old 19-05-2015, 20:51   #22
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I had a shipmate who did something similar off the bow, as the boat was making way during a long passage. He just stuck his rear out between the lifelines and did his number.
I believe that is also known as the "Direct Deposit" (See the S/V Pestilence videos on YouTube for demonstration from one of the gals on board)

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Old 19-05-2015, 21:43   #23
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I have a theory that using plenty of toilet paper in the head keeps the tubing a lot cleaner. but you do need 20-40 vigorous pumps. It is actually the urine that messes your system up though. combined with sea water, a hard scale forms that can build up fast. The secret is lots of pumping, lots of toilet paper, and an occasional vinegar soak.
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I use 10 squares and flush. Then 10 more.

If your dunny won't handle that get new pipes, or a new Thunder Box, or a new boat.

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I'm with Mark on this. If your toilet won't handle some TP, you need a better toilet. Where the heck did this disgusting idea of storing used TP come from? I spent about ten hours on a friends boat Sunday. He has the no flush TP rule. I just held it! I really did not want to deal with dirty TP in a zip lock bag.
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Filthy stinking S..t bags.Holy crap.
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Someone the other day was talking about re-using the same bits of bog paper... holy ****... do they use both sides?

Some very nice people a few years ago... when on their boat I would not use their head... bag would hang for I don't know how long... also used for used... how you say? ...pussy wipes.... eye watering

Me ? a cupla feet of the smoothest paper I can find... after all the morning dump is a high point of the day... things usually go downhill after breakfast....
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Great responses! Thanks to everyone. Rick
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Out of interest, Folie - why don't you flush your TP? Is it an environmental or maintenance issue?
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I have a theory that using plenty of toilet paper in the head keeps the tubing a lot cleaner. but you do need 20-40 vigorous pumps. It is actually the urine that messes your system up though. combined with sea water, a hard scale forms that can build up fast. The secret is lots of pumping, lots of toilet paper, and an occasional vinegar soak.
Maine sail disproved this a while ago.

Vinegar In The Head..? Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

Check out his web page of how to articles. He's got a lot of really good info out there including how non effective vinegar in the head is.
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