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Old 22 July 2012, 17:34   #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, 17:39   #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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Old 22 July 2012, 17:43   #4
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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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