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Don't Pee Over the Side, Use Your Head

Thank you Andrew Burton, John and Amanda Neal, for your input with this video. While at sea, peeing over the side is not the best thing to be doing.
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I dont know of anything better than a wide mouth bottle/jug
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Re: Don't Pee Over the Side, Use Your Head

I typically keep one of these in the cockpit, when on watch alone. Going below is not always a good idea, nor always very comfortable. Of course, my default is the head down below, if conditions and watch coverage allow. It also serves as the midnight urinal at the slip, during shoulder seasons, when I can't get to a pump out.

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That's why some of us are smart enough to buy and sail ketches!
We have these really useful things called shrouds, actually three per side, back aftish in the most comfortable part of our boats, in which we can entwine ourselves whence emptying one's own personal bilges. Arg....

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I thought that is what the **** <male chicken> pit drains are named for? But I have good aim.

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I thought that is what the **** <male chicken> pit drains are named for? But I have good aim.
Possibly in a gale, but certainly not on a hot, sunny day, even in 20 knots of wind?

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That's why some of us are smart enough to buy and sail ketches!
We have these really useful things called shrouds, actually three per side, back aftish in the most comfortable part of our boats, in which we can entwine ourselves whence emptying one's own personal bilges. Arg....
Multihulls, particularly tris, often have large gaps in the tramps somewhere. Take a seat .
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Re: Don't Pee Over the Side, Use Your Head

Take some exception to this advice.
We have two heads. One’s a manual in the forward stateroom where we sleep when at anchor. The other an electric just behind the nav station in front of the work room.
I usually am up and about an hour sometimes two before the bride. The morning routine is get up and leave the forward stateroom closing the door. Put on water for coffee. Go to the sugar scoop and pee. That way don’t wake the wife nor give any surrounding neighbors a thrill.
Sometimes it’s safer to kneel on your knees and hang your business over the edge to pee in a seaway. You’re on watch so want to be quick. If you have full follies on with fleece under it makes it cumbersome. You can go to the head and take off the harness/tether put in the shower. Open up the tops. Drop the foulies bottoms and fleece. Kneel and pee. You can not fall and importantly can’t slide pinching your stuff on the edge of the seat (ouch!!!!).

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I find it very difficult if not impossible to pee off of a small boat with no head and full of people.

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Re: Don't Pee Over the Side, Use Your Head

I can't believe how difficult it is to get men to sit on the head to pee when underway. I don't care how good your aim is, you are just making a mess for someone to clean up after you are done. Let's drop the chauvinist crap and be courteous guys!

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