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I install a bidet spigot on my Jabsco compact bowl and use very little toilet paper. Infact washing with water after wiping is very hygienic and you would feel comfortable too.

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Well I'm glad I have my own boat!

Cheryl Crow said to just use 1...1 piece of toilet paper per trip...she lost me there. I put paper, the stuff that easily desolves and what belongs in the tank, in the tank. Pump out often. In fact I'm putting a new 'tank is full' warning device in this year. I realize that if I lived aboard in an anchorage it would make complete sense to make do??? Is that the right spelling here

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make do??? Is that the right spelling here
Are you asking about the "make do" part ? I'm no English geek, as my bad use of the language proves, but I think it is "make do" instead of "make due", but both are used a lot. I think the origin is to "make something do", like to "make the old paint do" if you don't have new paint.

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It is okay to put toilet paper into the holding tank as well. Use the cheap, single ply stuff that breaks down quickly.
If you want to get really fancy they have stuff that's made specifically for boats. Probably not necessary but you don't want Charmin or Quilted Northern (do they still have that?) either.
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Have always put toilet paper in the head and never had a clog from it. Of course I do ask guests to use some restraint in the amount. If a large wad is needed some reason (I don't ask why) either put that in the trash or separate into smaller amounts to flush in several stages.

Basically tell all guests that you do not put anything in the toilet that you did not eat first. ONLY exception is toilet paper in reasonable quantities. Do not want to make the instructions too complicated or the whole process will break down.
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In the toilet!

We put our t.p. in the toilet. Never had a problem.

The marine toilets are designed to handle t.p. with no difficulties.

The thought of putting it in a bag makes me gag.


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Single ply paper breaks down well but dont use too much.Just a change of attitude is needed.Used our head continually and didn't use a plastic bag at all.Maybe organising and reducing garbage while cruising for extended periods could be another thread?
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Some use Single Ply, we use the Marine stuff you get at the chandlery or Rv Store, but I have never understood the need to "Bag It".

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We put our t.p. in the toilet. Never had a problem.

The marine toilets are designed to handle t.p. with no difficulties.

The thought of putting it in a bag makes me gag.
I think the OPs reasons were environmental, not to do with the head's handling of the paper itself. It is kinda gross and I'm with you there, but in places like the Tobago Cays our friends follow that rule to avoid "littering" (as a French-sold boat there's no holding tank)

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I love this because it took years to get are south american workers to flush paper as they dont do it down there in many areas

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