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01-17-2014 07:35 PM
Bene505
Re: An indelicate question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
I love my little Jabsco
It's so neat for me to pee.
I show it to hot women
Then they want to sail with me.

Sometime two at a time.
Sometimes only one.
No matter how many gals
We always have fun.

And my head may hurt from wine.
My head may get confused.
But my HEAD she keep a-working
No matter how much it's used.

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Margarita
Does the trick on shore.

----

200 miles offshore
In the nastiest of weather
My Jabsco satisfied
A Floridian name Heather.

She had eaten 3 burgers
Then a sumptuous dinner
While complaining to me
That she wasn't getting thinner.

Then I showed her my Jabsco
To easily lose 10 pounds.
So she dropped the seat
And flushed it all down.

(For we always leave the seat
Without creating a stir
Not up for him
Or down for her.)

She came out of the head
With a smile on her face
With a satified look
For my boat, my place.

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Fuzzy Navel
Does the trick on shore.

----

Out in the gulf stream
Big, square waves and windy
I was headed to Europe
With a buxom girl named Mindy.

(Now I'm the captain
And I let the girls know IT!
I give all the orders
And I don't take no ****!

But she was so good
I let her do the bossing
And I didn't kick her off
For this long ocean crossing)

Between shifts and watches
Love making and doting
She had that stern look
Like her back teeth were floating

We opened the head door,
Didn't heave-to or stop,
Then she jumped back in bed
With a flat-bellied flop.

----chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Sundowner
Does the trick on shore.

----

We've all heard it before.
It wasn't said on a whim.
Girls don't lie down
In boats they can't stand-up-in

Buy my Jabsco changed that
On my little tub.
500 bucks a month.
And it's time for a back rub!

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Painkiller
Does the trick on shore.

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Painkiller
Does the trick on shore.

----

.

Regards,
Brad
Mark wanted 37 versus. Anyone want to add a few more?

Regards,
Brad
01-11-2014 11:26 AM
rugosa
Re: An indelicate question

Jabsco is definitely one of the preferred marine toilet brands for North American builders and retrofits - likely due to reliability, availability and affordability. As a former HEAD mechanic my experience is the major problem with marine toilets is lack of use and owner maintenance. A huge part of our society has an 'out of site, out of mind' frame of mind. When it comes to marine toilets, especially those getting little use and layed up for half a year ashore, preventative maintenance is key - full flush, clear user instructions & strict guidelines. If the toilet gets limited use there is little regular water flowing through to keep it clear, rubber parts deform and the lips on the joker valve tend to stick closed - as a preventative use a little mineral oil through the system at launch and lift out. The other common cause of breakdown is over working the pump - an ape failing to treat it with the respect this simple machine deserves
01-11-2014 09:07 AM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: An indelicate question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post


200 miles offshore
In the nastiest of weather
My Jabsco satisfied
A Floridian name Heather.

She had eaten 3 burgers
Then a sumptuous dinner
While complaining to me
That she wasn't getting thinner.


.

Regards,
Brad
Classic stuff, Brad. Hillarious!


Mark
01-10-2014 04:13 PM
caberg
Re: An indelicate question

Wife, 4 year old, and I spend most weekends on our boat in the summer and use wag bags in the marine head. WAG BAGģ | Cleanwaste Products They are not for everyone, but neither are holding tanks and lines full of waste. The former is much easier for us to deal with than the latter. No pump outs, no odors, no waste sloshing around in a tank below our v-berth (where it's installed on our boat). For an additional perspective on them: Sailing with Lin & Larry Pardey

For what it's worth...
01-10-2014 03:58 PM
paul323
Re: An indelicate question

Standing sea water can smell if left for a few days. I have a gallon of fresh water next to the head, which I use for the final flush - seems to help. Smartest thing I saw - delightfully decadent - was a guy who connected one of his freshwater tanks to the head. Freshwater flush every time. Clearly not for cruising, but for a couple of days on the hook...
01-10-2014 01:13 PM
deniseO30
Re: An indelicate question

Quote:
Originally Posted by DearPrudence View Post
My wife and I enjoy sailing Lake Eire's islands. Each year,(3 now) we set modest goals designed to improve our skills and build confidence. Last year, one of our goals was to spend some time on the hook. Overnight at first then gradually building to several days. A goal that was not met.
Our boat is an '86 Catalina 30. No dinghy, no refrigeration and the stove was pulled by the PO in favor of a 120v refrigerator. No of which scares me. My "indelicate" question concerns the head. It's a hand pump Jabsco. I replaced the tired unit with a new one the first year. I've seen these on newer and more expensive boats so they must work, right? Ours has never been "put to the test" so my question is: How well do they work? I don't know if that tiny little thing is up to the challenge. And are they set up properly on the Catalina 30? (two questions, really )

Thanks

Jeff
Jeff, Good you are learning to use the hook!

The PO really hurt your boat by removing the galley gear. I didn't waste anytime getting my boat set up for cruising even though I've not been back to Chesapeake bay in 5years LOL Hot and cold water, new counter top, facet, etc. force 10 stove/oven too. (came with the boat)

I even installed 12volt refrigeration for the ice box after himNhawling about it for a few years. (retired from the HVACR biz) It's WONDERFUL!

I've a fairly new Jabsco for the head also. it's only a 15 gal holding tank and serves 3 people about 3 days (with less fiber in their diet)
01-10-2014 01:06 PM
TQA
Re: An indelicate question

I am a full time liveaboard and had a Jabsco on first boat for 7 years. It was in daily use and I guess I rebuilt the pump with new seals about every second year.

Never a bad idea to carry a complete pump assembly as a spare, less than $50 I think.

Replace the joker valve annually.
01-10-2014 12:55 PM
Sn0wman
Re: An indelicate question

See what happens to sailors in the off season. Its not pretty, but it is good for a laugh.

Thanks for making me smile till my face hurt at work.
01-10-2014 11:34 AM
DRFerron
Re: An indelicate question

Wow.
01-10-2014 11:20 AM
Bene505
Re: An indelicate question

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Jabscos are fine.

Why dont you just go anchor for a week, eat and drink normally, and by the end of the week you will understand the fine details of this fine machine. you may even get to love it and sing the jabsco song:

"I love my little Jabsco,
Its so neat for me to pee...."
Etc for 37 verses
I love my little Jabsco
It's so neat for me to pee.
I show it to hot women
Then they want to sail with me.

Sometime two at a time.
Sometimes only one.
No matter how many gals
We always have much fun.

And my head may hurt from wine.
My head may get confused.
But my HEAD she keep a-working
No matter how much it's used.

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Margarita
Does the trick on shore.

----

200 miles offshore
In the nastiest of weather
My Jabsco satisfied
A Floridian name Heather.

She had eaten 3 burgers
Then a sumptuous dinner
While complaining to me
That she wasn't getting thinner.

Then I showed her my Jabsco
To easily lose 10 pounds.
So she dropped the seat
And flushed it all down.

(For we always leave the seat
Without creating a stir
Not up for him
Or down for her.)

She came out of the head
With a smile on her face
With a satified look
For my boat, my place.

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Fuzzy Navel
Does the trick on shore.

----

Out in the gulf stream
Big, square waves and windy
I was headed to Europe
With a buxom girl named Mindy.

(Now I'm the captain
And I let the girls know IT!
I give all the orders
And I don't take no ****!

But she was so good
I let her do the bossing
And I didn't kick her off
For this long ocean crossing)

Between shifts and watches
Love making and doting
She had that stern look
Like her back teeth were floating

We opened the head door,
Didn't heave-to or stop,
Then she jumped back in bed
With a flat-bellied flop.

----chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Sundowner
Does the trick on shore.

----

We've all heard it before.
It wasn't said on a whim.
Girls don't lie down
In boats they can't stand-up-in

Buy my Jabsco changed that
On my little tub.
500 bucks a month.
And it's time for a back rub!

---chorus ---

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Painkiller
Does the trick on shore.

Oh Jabsco I love you.
You hook me up onboard
Just like a Painkiller
Does the trick on shore.

----

.

Regards,
Brad
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