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

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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. 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.
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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.
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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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