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Old 22 July 2012, 16:34   #1
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ribs and loos

Hi all,

I get a feeling that my question may be the subject of schoolboy humour but I'll ask anyway.

I'm getting a bit fed up with using the rib's bucket to do what comes naturally so I bought a "bog in a bag". Now, looking around my local camping and caravan outlet my eye was caught by chemical toilets (I need to get some excitement in my life). Anyway I started thinking about storing one in the front locker of my helm console. Never having used one I was wondering if :

1. This is practical
2. Do the chemicals spill etc
3. Has anybody got experience of this on a rib
3. Am I talking a load of cr4p

Any advice or comments will be gratefully received.

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Old 22 July 2012, 16:39   #2
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Your gonna need a decent seal to prevent spray back in chop............ Nice.
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In my opinion if you are going to sit on a chemical loo on your boat you are as well sitting on the bucket.
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In my opinion if you are going to sit on a chemical loo on your boat you are as well sitting on the bucket.
And no nasty chemicals
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Not used it on the rib but good seals
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Worst place IMO, the front end bobs up and down a lot more than the back, its going to make an awaful mess when it gets choppy.

Do you really need one, I was on the Thames from about 10am till 8pm without a loo - with the Mrs, had a chemical one on the last boat and never used it, if anyone need to go they went over the side. All those people at an anchorage, waist deep in water checking their boats arn't checking anything
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This is what you need, basically a bucket with a seat, no chemicals too, just crap and throw over the side and is as cheap as chips no shit



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Lots of RIBs have a head on them. I think the secret is making sure that the bowl section is drained down after use.

As regards nasty chemicals, if no-one is planning to "take the kids to the pool " then you can get away with a splash of household disinfectant and water. NOT bleach!!

At the heel of the hunt, a portaloo is just a way of convincing a woman that a bucket is a proper toilet, thus enabling them to free a wizz...
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This is what you need, basically a bucket with a seat, no chemicals too, just crap and throw over the side and is as cheap as chips no shit
Yes to that too. That is precisely what the lads on the Antiki used on their Transatlantic, nailed to the open deck aft of the cabin - a loo with a view. Nice raft, btw.
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Yes to that too. That is precisely what the lads on the Antiki used on their Transatlantic, nailed to the open deck aft of the cabin - a loo with a view. Nice raft, btw.
That's the one it does make it a lot easier and more practical for reading the paper whilst drift as opposed to balancing on the edge of the tubes.
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(some of) The yellow tubes had drinking water in them, so I guess they wanted no mistakes.

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BTW is that moored up at St Brelades bay.
Naughty, Nobby will be pulling lead on you any moment now...

No, I took that pic on me winter evacu-vacation a couple of winters back. Somewhere warm, IIRC.
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loo's

I've never used one on a boat but we've got one in the camper for emergency use & i think you'd be fine they're not as 'crappy' as you'd imagine and there's a little trap door you can close so there's less risk of any bounce back whilst bobbing around. In terms of chemicals leaking they're well built & sealed and it doesn't 'niff' anything like i imagined it might. Maybe if it got turned upside down there could be an issue but if this was the scenario whilst it was strapped down in your boat you'd probably have a lot more to worry about... regards AL
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Yes to that too. That is precisely what the lads on the Antiki used on their Transatlantic, nailed to the open deck aft of the cabin - a loo with a view. Nice raft, btw.
Was that pic taken at St Brelades bay by any chance
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[QUOTE=ppenman;477542]Hi all,


3. Am I talking a load of cr4p

No I wouldn't say your talking cr4p.
Although you'll be covered in cr4p if you try your idea,
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Ribs and loos

On the serious side we use a chemical loo, which is the same design as the one Nick found, works very well. We take the tank and empty it in our loo at home after our trip. I have it fixed in our hurricane 640.
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If it is on a Rib I would advise not banging in a nail to hang the paper on.

i) Get some of that 'greaseproof' medicated paper: no-one will ever want to go for a No 2.
ii) Don't flush it/store it. Put a hook in it and use it as bait!

For work I used to have to fly to France for a day at a time. To avoid using the French 'facilities' I got used to managing fifteen hours between wees. (Yes, they
were that bad that possible bladder and kidney problems seemed worth the risk!)
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Lots of RIBs have a head on them. I think the secret is making sure that the bowl section is drained down after use.

As regards nasty chemicals, if no-one is planning to "take the kids to the pool " then you can get away with a splash of household disinfectant and water. NOT bleach!!

At the heel of the hunt, a portaloo is just a way of convincing a woman that a bucket is a proper toilet, thus enabling them to free a wizz...
Apparently 'She Wee's' are very useful For the laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadieeeeeees
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Old 23 July 2012, 07:38   #20
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I had a proper plumbed in 'head' with valves and all sorts on the old boat.

It lasted about 3 days before it was removed as it took up too much space and in anything apart from a complete flat glassy sea with the boat stopped it was a pain ( and I was not known for ever driving it slowly)

It was replaced by a bucket ( and chuck it) version....
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