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Yer sure they didn't go to the "poop" deck?
Yes, thats where the high ranking sh!ts went!

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Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

Wilcox Critenden was making marine toilets very much the same as those today, nearly 100 years ago. Repairs could be made with bits of leather and flax packing and they only took a couple of pumps on the 2.5' handle to clear the bowl and lines; very efficient.
Unfortunately, if you build a relatively maintenance free, reliable product, you can't stay in business and they are long gone, though the lucky few who have them know what an excellent marine toilet they are.

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Capta, it almost sounds like you were there when the toilets were in popular use.

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Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

msd's (marine sanitation devices) were not required in the US before the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1956, also known as the clean water act.
100 years ago, any on board head (toilet) would be plumbed for direct discharge overboard.
No bucket?
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Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

my uncles no 110 yr old registered national historic treasure sloop designed by clifton crane and built in 1903 had a chemical toilet in the bow only because uncle phil placed it there in the 1950s


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Capta, it almost sounds like you were there when the toilets were in popular use.
Eh? Speak up there, sonny.....
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