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Omatako, if you grab a bucket and pack of wag bags "you don't have to use them" it will make you legal in any anchorage in the world. You can continue to live a happy life that you are but they cant nab you do a bit of research on it.
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Omatako, if you grab a bucket and pack of wag bags "you don't have to use them" it will make you legal in any anchorage in the world. You can continue to live a happy life that you are but they cant nab you do a bit of research on it.
If my toilet facilities in any way revolved around a bucket, even in an emergency, I would be sailing alone. My wife does not cr@p into a bucket - not for anything!! And frankly I find the process repulsive too. Please refer to the currently running "camping" thread. Why I insist on hot showers and then be ready to cr@p into a bucket/bag?

But to your point, wrapping your feces in a plastic bag essentially represents a holding facility. I'm just not sure that I want to store a lot of dumped-in plastic bags aboard until I get to a place where they can be re-dumped.

And how do you separate the urine from the lumpy bits? Or do they eventually just emulsify into a sort of a soft porridge? Or do you pee over the side first then dump into the bag?

The more I look at that process the more repulsed I become.


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And how do you separate the urine from the lumpy bits? Or do they eventually just emulsify into a sort of a soft porridge? Or do you pee over the side first then dump into the bag?

The more I look at that process the more repulsed I become.


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Like I said in my post you don't have to use it it just makes you legal. I'm far too civilized to store feces in my living quarters. Not even a dog poops where it lives. to each their own
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Like I said in my post you don't have to use it it just makes you legal. I'm far too civilized to store feces in my living quarters. Not even a dog poops where it lives. to each their own
So now that you've pooped in a bag, reached down to seal the bag, and are holding a bag of poop in your hands, what do you do with it?

You say you don't store it in your living quarters, but I'm sure it's illegal to toss it overboard.

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Never mind go ahead and get fined for your illegal head You can lead a horse to water but...
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I phrased it sarcastically, but it was an honest question. What do you do with your full wag bags?

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It comes down to personal ideals for sure. Does not bother me if someone else does it, but I would not ask my wife to go in a bucket unless a dire emergency existed. Nor would I appreciate being a guest on a boat with a bucket and bag.

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Well for one thing we don't use them, they are for emergency which has been written by many people here. I guess I have changed enough diapers in my life that zipping a bag does not really bother me if I have to do it here and there. The bags have a powder an almost no sent. I tested mine on the hottest day of the year closed the boat up and left it inside, no smell at all. You can legally throw them in the trash or bury them. I actually prefer to use a bucket, it is clean and sanitary. If I had no other option than a holding tank in my boat I would give up sailing, for me its a deal breaker. Refer to post where we destroyed a brand new boat by cracking the holding tank when it was near full.
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Well for one thing we don't use them, they are for emergency which has been written by many people here.
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I've used the bucket and wag bags for years and I can tell you 5 minutes a day really isn't that big of an issue. Having 20 gallons of **** under your mattress is third world nasty. Nothing like going on a pristine yacht and smelling ****.
OK, let's not split hairs - you probably don't use them now, right?


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