SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > crappy subject: Thetford 135
 Not a Member? 


Thread: crappy subject: Thetford 135 Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
04-28-2003 05:03 AM
foxglove
crappy subject: Thetford 135

I often use a large re-sealable jug for liquid waste and save the pot for emergencies. It lasts the two of us 3 days or more.
04-27-2003 07:13 PM
pirateofcapeann
crappy subject: Thetford 135

Smart move to use a porta-potty instead of a marine toilet! Youíre saving on holes in your hull, no special holding tanks, a lot less hassle trying to maintain the patent thing and youíre meeting the CG regulations. Iíve used a 4 gallon porta-potty aboard my boat since I bought it more then 10 years ago, and I lived aboard! I needed to dump it about every 10 days to 2 weeks when I was alone.

It was no big deal, taking it ashore to the head at the marina and pouring it down the toilet. Put some rinse water in it in the shower, and dump that too and itís all set to go back aboard. Thetford makes some nice deodorant that is environmentally friendly.

I did have an incident one time when the thing was about half full. I sailed into a severe knockdown, possibly 60 or 70 degrees over and the thing rolled off its perch and landed upside down. The force of the fall must have caused the valve to open slightly. Its contents of nastyness oozed down the bilges through the limber holes. I didnít get below to discover this until I had made in some time later!

Sure, it was a mess that needed to be cleaned, but I still have my boat! There are others who have had marine toilets that donít, or have had other issues like siphoning or faulty joker valves and bigger messes then Iíve had!

Now the head has been moved from up forward to a place just above the deepest part of the bilge, underneath the bridge deck. It serves as a seat for my nav station too and it is locked in place with braces and bungeeíd when not in use!
04-25-2003 07:03 PM
geohan
crappy subject: Thetford 135

The Porta Potti should last for up to a week for two adults if you do not use its inefficient fresh water flush system. Instead fill a 12-oz or so plastic syrup bottle, the kind with the 1/4-inch opening in the cap, with fresh water and deodorant. Squeeze the bottle to direct a water jet to get the bowl really clean with a mimimum of water.
04-25-2003 04:00 PM
Jeff_H
crappy subject: Thetford 135

One person can get through the weekend on that or two people if you ''bucket and chuck it'' with urine.

Jeff
04-25-2003 10:58 AM
nauticalrich
crappy subject: Thetford 135

WHERE''S BIG RED WHEN YOU NEED HIM.

Ok it depends on how full of it you are!!!! aaaarrrr

However you should make it throught the weekend.
04-25-2003 06:38 AM
natejount
crappy subject: Thetford 135

I have a 23'' boat, will just be daysailing, weekending. How long can I use one of these porta potti''s (2.6g waste tank, 2.6g freshwater tank). It seems a pretty standard unit, but I couldn''t find any info on the average time it would be till I would need to empty the thing.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.