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Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

Hello, I'm no sailor but what I learned is today we have laws and all that regarding sanitation and waste disposal, etc, which makes for some complex systems in place.

My question is what was it like if you go say, a hundred years back? I'm interested in small sailing boats with a few crew members or something, not big steamers and what have you.

So would those boats have a head like we do today, just not as complicated working maybe? And importantly: Where would it be situated? If not, and I'm sorry if this is a bit... But how would the crew then go about doing their business at sea?

Also, what about ladies on board? Seeing how in those ages people had very different ideas about decency and so on than today?

Any help much appreciated
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