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09-14-2013 03:40 PM
capta
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

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Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Capta, it almost sounds like you were there when the toilets were in popular use.
Eh? Speak up there, sonny.....
09-13-2013 11:53 PM
zeehag
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
09-13-2013 09:17 PM
CalebD
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?
Wing it.
09-13-2013 05:44 PM
jimgo
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

Capta, it almost sounds like you were there when the toilets were in popular use.
09-13-2013 05:06 PM
capta
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.
09-13-2013 04:54 PM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

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Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
Yer sure they didn't go to the "poop" deck?
Yes, thats where the high ranking sh!ts went!

09-13-2013 04:25 PM
hellosailor
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

"Seeing how in those ages people had very different ideas about decency "

Yargh. Which is why decent folks didn't let their daughters associate with sailor trash, and Yachtsmen hired other people to empty the buckets.
09-13-2013 03:58 PM
smurphny
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

We singlehanders know all about the old cedar (spackle) bucket. It sometimes ain't possible to get below to the fancy ac-commode-ations:-)
09-13-2013 03:06 PM
Seaduction
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
They were a little simpler than today: You go to the bow of the boat, called the Heads. Put your bum over the side. Poop. Then pull up a length of rope with a frayed end and wipe your bum. Then drop the rope back in the water for nature to clean it.
Yer sure they didn't go to the "poop" deck?
09-13-2013 10:37 AM
krisscross
Re: Historical question: toilet on small yacht?

I used the old bucket method on my little sailboat a few times in the past. It is not pretty or pleasant, but it is simple and works rather well. I now use a somewhat larger bucket with peat moss, sawdust, wood shavings and call it a 'composting head'. It is not too awful.
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