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Old 17-06-2014, 17:53   #1
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Can Crusher Onboard - Who Has Them?

Hi all,

I am trying to cut down on my trash while cruising, and one area that I could certainly save room in my trash is by crushing my beer cans. So to do this efficiently I would probably need a purpose-made crusher. Those appear to need wall mounting to give one leverage enough to crush the cans. I don't really have any spare wall space aboard, so I was wondering if any of you use one of these, and if so, where/how do you mount it.

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Old 17-06-2014, 18:00   #2
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Put can in heel of left palm. Place heel of right palm at other end of can. bring hands together.
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Eh, left foot, right foot if you don't feel like twisting them . Of course you want to slip feets into protective devices for the few minutes it will take to crush all them cans.
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Put can in heel of left palm. Place heel of right palm at other end of can. bring hands together.
twist the can first and it makes it a lot easier
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Old 17-06-2014, 18:19   #5
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Re: Can Crusher Onboard - Who Has Them?

And for "tin" cans, use can opener to remove top, remove contents to appropriate container; then remove bottom, squash using the palm to palm method.

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Old 17-06-2014, 18:19   #6
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and you expended all the calories from the drink.
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hmmmm; I thought you put in on your forehead and went 'blap'; oh well
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Re: Can Crusher Onboard - Who Has Them?

Modern cans are so thin that you don't need a crusher anymore. I have a rubber floor mat from a car in the cockpit and use that along with a thong / flip flop or whatever they are called in you part of the world to squish them flat in no time. The technique is to put weight on the can whilst pushing the foot forward.
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Re: Can Crusher Onboard - Who Has Them?

I'm with the manual method folks for can's - Like the idea to flatten tin cans as well.

Also squeeze air out of plastic jugs between knees and put cap back on.

But for a big cat your size I have heard tale of people installing a trash compactor.

BTW - there is a couple of missing bits in the can sequence -

Palm on top
Palm on bottom
fingers in middle
slight twist while applying pressure
Can smashes
fingers pinched
drop can
shake fingers / swear profusely (concurrent operation)
Pick up can
clean coke dribblings off deck
Put can crusher install on to do list - (item 163)
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We have a trash compactor. Absolutely great to have on board.
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I have a rubber floor mat from a car in the cockpit and use that along with a thong / flip flop or whatever they are called in you part of the world to squish them flat in no time.
I'm glad you clarified the thong thing...
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We used to have a rig like this on the back of the boat for a while, but it was hard to drink enough to keep up with it.

Plus, I think it sort of bothered our neighbors in the anchorage when we would run it.

They would always sneer at us at the dinghy dock or when we would see them in town the morning after we had been drinking. I think maybe someone put sugar in our fuel tank because of it, but I am not certain. You know who you are anyway, who ever did it.

I feel sort of embarrassed about the whole episode now that I think of it.

Sigh.

Oh, the mistakes I have made in my life would fill a lengthy book, if not several volumes. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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I think something like this, although to scale, would be much more classy. Might be difficult to screw in a bung though.

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Re: Can Crusher Onboard - Who Has Them?

Hey everyone, thanks for the great replies. I was laughing out loud! Yes, you are ALL correct, I don't need a fancy gadget to do what can be done with hands and feet.

However, I am really enjoying the replies, so keep them coming.

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hmmmm; I thought you put in on your forehead and went 'blap'; oh well
Correct....

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