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|11-29-2006 08:41 PM|
Uhh, John, hate to tell you this, but your box is about 32 feet long!!
Enjoy the blogs.
|11-29-2006 07:23 PM|
|PBzeer||One of the nice things about getting older is that you learn you don't have to live up to anyone's expectations but your own. Society is full of little boxes they are always trying to put people in, whether they fit or not. Not for me. I'm not without my share of pride and ego, but I try to keep it to my values, not someone else's. After all, it's my life, not theirs.|
|11-29-2006 07:15 PM|
|Parley||knothead, right on. I would even go so far as to say keeping the better half happy is step 1.|
|11-29-2006 07:06 PM|
Plastic jugs and the like are the unspoken heros of many boats.
Gotta agree with ebs about the size of some marine toilets...I'd rather use a cedar bucket or a 5-gallon pail with a real seat on it than some of these toys being passed off as heads.
Egos? Washing the floor and the inevitable exposed plumbing around the bowl a couple of times, puts egos in their right place.
|11-29-2006 06:50 PM|
|knothead||Good point Parley, I was thinking more of the "grossness" factor, (guess it's a word now PBzeer), but safety is surely a greater consideration. Though keeping the better half happy should not be under-emphasized.|
|11-29-2006 06:49 PM|
On MY boat, all men are men except to piss.
I have a sticker in my guest's head that says (here I go translating again): "Here, men piss like women or hold it like men!"
|11-29-2006 06:41 PM|
|Parley||Oh my, I got into this discussion with a group of construction contractors last year. Across the board, the opinion was: If you sit you ain't a dude, period. Frankly, if that is one's attitude, I would be leary of going out on his boat as he is obviously making decisions for the wrong reasons. Practicality has to come into play when safety is concerned. Case in point: Skipper and one crew out for a daysail. Skipper goes below to take a leak. Crew is completely inexperienced, but skipper says "just hold this course and I'll be back long before I'm needed". Oops. Skipper falls, bangs head and is now unconscious with drawers around his ankles. This situation will likely lead to an unpleasant ending. I was that skipper. Although I was not knocked unconscious, it was the last time I stood in a head.|
|11-29-2006 06:20 PM|
Originally Posted by ebs001
|11-29-2006 06:12 PM|
|ebs001||I find the toilets to small to sit and do #1. I don't know what your talking about though. I just let it all hang out to the bottom of the bowl. Anyway it's my boat and I'm the captain and I make the rules and I stand. I wedge myself in and can do it on either tack even when heeling. Sitting is far to dangerous for me.|
|11-29-2006 05:58 PM|
Originally Posted by PBzeer
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