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Old 02-04-2012, 23:08   #331
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.....if any consideration of a composting toilet is based solely out of practicality (not trying to improve you image by spending alot of money on an expensive "green gadget" ). Until recently I had decided against a composting head, all the ones I saw where way toO big for my boat, extremely expensive and didn't work for a 24/7 live aboard, but a company called "natures head" has come out with one for under $900, fit my boat and works well for a live aboard.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:19   #332
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Has anyone with a "composting" toilet been thru an inspection of same by the water cops in a no discharge area?
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard - if . . .

....If every post on this thread makes sense.
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Old 03-04-2012, 18:12   #334
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Has anyone with a "composting" toilet been thru an inspection of same by the water cops in a no discharge area?
I wouldn't think that would be a concern as there is no thru-hull....not any different than a porti-pottty in there eyes
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I wouldn't think that would be a concern as there is no thru-hull....not any different than a porti-pottty in there eyes
So far I've still got my old thru-hulls. Left them in for now in case I decide to sell the boat anytime soon and a buyer wants a regular marine toilet instead of the composting.
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Old 06-04-2012, 17:02   #338
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The last owner of my boat removed the "proper head" along with the thru hull, I wish he had left it in for the same reason.
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If your 4 year old would rather go out on the dinghy to see the seals instead of heading to land to be entertained..

If you have all the pots, Tupperware, and trash bin ready to go when you hear it going to rain..

If you give away stuff you don't use on a regular basis just to make more room in the cabin..

If you only buy enough fresh food to fit in your 9 cu ft fridge..
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...If you only buy enough fresh food to fit in your 9 cu ft fridge..
9 cu ft !!!?
If you think a 3.5 cu ft frig/freeze is a luxury.
If anyone who wants to try and talk to you while you cook has to do so from outside of the "kitchen".
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If moving doesn't involve packing and when you go on holiday you take your home with you.
+1 for that! Many of the reefs south of the Florida keys have mooring balls so people can enjoy the reefs without destroying them by anchoring. I will forever remember my first time at a reef - seeing all the colorful fish and coral live instead of in a book was mind-blowing with its beauty ... and when I came to the surface ... there was my house! Suddenly every issue with the head and holding tank became insignificant. Living aboard ROCKS.
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How is it that my water tanks always run dry while I'm making dinner?? It happened again last night! I'm into my fifth year of living aboard and I will forever remember the one occasion my tanks ran dry at a convenient time - all the other times have been while I was making dinner. Statistically this just isn't possible!!! Does this happen to anybody else? (Obviously this mystery is limited to liveaboards without shore-side water hook-ups.)
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How is it that my water tanks always run dry while I'm making dinner?? It happened again last night! I'm into my fifth year of living aboard and I will forever remember the one occasion my tanks ran dry at a convenient time - all the other times have been while I was making dinner. Statistically this just isn't possible!!! Does this happen to anybody else? (Obviously this mystery is limited to liveaboards without shore-side water hook-ups.)
normally when in the shower,after just starting to lather up shampoo.....requires naked ,soapy dash across galley to switch tanks......
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9 cu ft !!!?
If you think a 3.5 cu ft frig/freeze is a luxury.
If anyone who wants to try and talk to you while you cook has to do so from outside of the "kitchen".
We were using the cooler but I decided I was tired of hauling ice bags every other day so now we have a fridge/freezer under our navigation table
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You know youre a liveaboard when you get excited when someone gives you a tiny washing machine.

also when you get in your car and 30mph seems like light speed.
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