My direct deposit comments were meant for passage
making, not coastal sailing... I thought I made that pretty clear. But there are always the screamers horrified at dropping a turd overboard even a thousand miles from land... as if all creatures in the sea don't **** in the sea also.. unless they happen to also spend time on land.
Most sailors rarely are out of sight of land for very long if at all, so it obviously doesn't apply to them. On passage
it makes little sense to use even a composting head
, but for normal inshore sailing the composting head
makes the most sense to me, as it eliminates the complexity of the systems, the holding tanks
, the smelly plumbing
... and it always seems to be smelly.
The inescapable reality is that offshore
at many if not most men
are going to piss over the side when nobody's looking. No sense in pretending otherwise. This is said to be the number one cause of MOB
incidents, and at sea recovery
is problematic at best. Perhaps a pushpit designed specifically with this in mind would make sense, particularly for the solo sailor.