Originally Posted by Pete7
there is the small matter of the marine loo. It doesn't quite work at the moment. Pete
Old yottie saying. "You block it, you clear it."
Experience with new born babies helps keep you lunch down during the experiance.
Marine loos never work. They are to be avoided like the plague. Tim is quite right, nothing down there that you aint ate. Get a nappy bucket for the loo paper.
Infact use the nappy bucket instead of the loo. The old 'bucket and chuck it' method never fails.
The only one I have ever met that worked at all was called a Lavac. It had an air tight seal on the seat and lid and a Henderson Mk5 bilge pump to evacuate it. Had many hours of fun with new crew. When asked how it worked, they were told to close the inlet, open the outlet and give 5 good pumps and then close the outlet. It could take anything up to a week for the vacuum to break before you could lift the lid.
The ones with the silly little handle and a lever for pump and flush should only be used for liquids, so I recommend a diet of hot curry and prunes for 3 days before departure.