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rhr1956 02-16-2013 02:15 PM

What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
We currently use a bucket. The girls don't like it. My college age daughter refuses to use it. She will jump in the lake in cold weather before peeing in the bucket. :confused: Anyway, we only day sail and don't need a place to go #2...just #1. So what's so bad about a PP? I see it like this. Return to dock, tidy up boat, dump pee from PP, rinse tank-done. Is there something I am missing here?

Lake Superior Sailor 02-16-2013 02:20 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
Nope that handles it !...Dale

rhr1956 02-16-2013 03:14 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
That's what I was thinking. Probably put up a sign that says "Alcohol Recycling Station-Liquids Only"

SHNOOL 02-16-2013 05:28 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
Actually I never understood the problem with PP either. If you use the chemicals even #2 is tolerable... but then we can dump our PP at our marina pretty easy.

Gotta get the proper chemicals for the PP, and they are a great option for a day sailor or weekender.

lapworth 02-16-2013 05:33 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
I always let crew know if you #1 I'll take care of it. If you #2 your taking care of it.

sony2000 02-16-2013 05:44 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
Some health nuts drink it, the fish do it, and so do I, over the stern.

mad_machine 02-16-2013 06:03 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
just remember not to let stuff sit and stew... you will be sorry. So after a weekend of sailing, put some real consideration towards dumping and cleaning it out before locking the boat up for the week

SloopJonB 02-16-2013 06:12 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rhr1956 (Post 990976)
We currently use a bucket. The girls don't like it. My college age daughter refuses to use it. She will jump in the lake in cold weather before peeing in the bucket. :confused: Anyway, we only day sail and don't need a place to go #2...just #1. So what's so bad about a PP? I see it like this. Return to dock, tidy up boat, dump pee from PP, rinse tank-done. Is there something I am missing here?

Yep - the fact that they're disgusting. Luckily I'm a guy so the world is my urinal. There's nothing like flying a private signal off the stern. :D

KIVALO 02-16-2013 09:21 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
Nothing at all wrong with one, especially if you do not have a pumpout readily available.

PCP 02-16-2013 09:57 PM

Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?
 
A bucket? For a girl is just wrong. Try a nice proper object for the function and things will work better. We used one for years.

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