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Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

They were a little simpler than today: You go to the bow of the boat, called the Heads. Put your bum over the side. Poop. Then pull up a length of rope with a frayed end and wipe your bum. Then drop the rope back in the water for nature to clean it.

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