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LMAO! What are you installing it in? Did you build your own dessicating toilet or is this being installed in a C-head?
It goes in a kitty litter desiccating toilet. It has been a bucket in a box with a funnel attached to the lid/seat, but I have to reconfigure it, now that I've got an honest to goodness diverter/separator. I'm doing my part to make America great again.
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It goes in a kitty litter desiccating toilet. It has been a bucket in a box with a funnel attached to the lid/seat, but I have to reconfigure it, now that I've got an honest to goodness diverter/separator. I'm doing my part to make America great again.
Take a photo of the completed assembly when you get it together. I'm curious.
I keep vacillating between a composting toilet and a Lavac vacu-flush toilet.

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Take a photo of the completed assembly when you get it together. I'm curious. I keep vacillating between a composting toilet and a Lavac vacu-flush toilet.
OK, will do. My boat originally had a head that flushed overboard, but when I bought it, there was only a seacock (new, curiously) forward of the head, but no plumbing or holding tank. I don't really like the idea of a water-based system so I didn't try to install one. The kitty litter thing works fine with one or two people, but I don't think it would work well for more than that for multi-day trips.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

God help me, I am *still* varnishing.

Normally, visiting the boat during the winter helps me cope. The boat is in the water, I climb inside, fire up the heater and maybe have a drink, putter about or look at opportunities for future projects. Sometimes I read, or take a nap. Sometimes, I'll have dinner if the cabin can be made comfortable.

Visiting the boat with the cabin sole torn out and the bilge floors exposed, does NOT make for a soothing experience. I sat on the port settee, among the dust and piles of tools, staring into the bilge. Unsettling. Disappointing.

If I can lay 2 coats today, and 2 coats on Friday, I believe I can put it back together this weekend. I still need to make up the quarter round trim, but at least the boat would be functional.

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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Ajax, I hear you. I do the same thing in the winter. I live in Albany, NY, so visiting the vote means flying to BWI, driving to Baltimore (Anchorage Marina), and checking on things. This winter it's been so cold and both my family and I have been sick off and on all month that I haven't been down there. A friend has been kind enough to check on the boat. Looking forward to a nice spring!

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Cabin sole is finally installed.

The boat can be sailed now, but I still need to install trim around the exposed edges and I need to replace the small, trapezoidal section under the companionway ladder.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Its the time of year where ideas for sailing adventures starts turning over in my head, and this year the idea that has taken root is doing a 100NM "century" sail.

Just toying with the idea, but thinking something like an overnight from Herring Bay to York River, Hampton or maybe Cape Charles (some of those are bit over 100NM), then taking several days, stopping at some of my old favorite anchorages, to work my way back home.

No particular reason, other than do do an overnight sail without the pressure of being in a race with a bunch of crew.

I expect this would be a single boat deal, as I don't know how appealing such a trip would be to our yacht club friends.

Anyway its an idea to help while away these frigid days.
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Anybody out there who needs a bit of wind for the next few weeks, please let me know and I'll gladly send you some of ours!

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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Anybody out there who needs a bit of wind for the next few weeks, please let me know and I'll gladly send you some of ours!
It's warmth that we need. Send any excess heat this way.

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It's warmth that we need. Send any excess heat this way.
Done! Pass on your email and be prepared for a really big zip file. lol

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