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Old 28 May 2005, 08:31   #1
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Great idea for the ladies

http://www.indipod.com/index.html

Just came across this - lack of toilet facilities on a RIB can be a problem for lots of people - whilst most blokes rely on the "bucket and chuck it" method it isn't so easy for ladies or people with medical problems.

I know my girlfriend has been moaning about me ordering a RIB without suitable "facilities"!!!

The indipod is basically a chemical toilet inside a dedicated inflatable bubble - just plug into a 12v socket and away to go - brilliant idea and at the moment only 199 - not bad at all.
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Old 28 May 2005, 08:33   #2
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4578895.stm

Whoops forgot the article where I first saw it - also a great idea for disable people - designed to be used in the back of an MPV or even at the roadside!!!
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Old 28 May 2005, 08:37   #3
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Im getting one of these and will keep it inflated at all times , will also double as a racing mark !
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And it doubles as a life raft.
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Old 30 May 2005, 14:26   #6
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And it doubles as a life raft.
Now there's a thought - or maybe the latest towable toy - imagine their sales blurb - "One man sit-on inflatable - guaranteed to frighten the crap out of you"!!!!
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Don't forget you promised to publish results of general research into this exciting product Codprawn!

Last Sat. night a group of us Solenteers had a (mebbe slightly alcoholic) discussion about how it might operate

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OK, so if it is designed to fit the available space inside a car, what happens when you inflate it in the open? Does it go "Bang"?!

It could be a bit risky in a strong wind, as you might get blown overboard - or you might just lose the cover ... Oops!

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Just waiting to hear if it IS suitable for use in the open air - if not maybe a mesh "hairnet" or similar over it will keep it under control - great idea - maybe I should patent it!!!
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Save 199!!

And get your ladys to have a read of this: http://www.divegirl.com/wee.html
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Thought that might get another airing Andy

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Just had an email from the people at indipod

"The indipod was designed for use within vehicles but it can be used outside the vehicle with an added extension connector back to a 12 volt socket. What is the voltage on your RIB? We also have a 24 volt version of the indipod.
However, there is one minor drawback! When used inside a vehicle the specialised automotive Velcro, which is on the top of the privacy bubble, attaches itself to the headliner and does not allow the bubble to collapse when the entrance door is opened. Therefore when used outside there is no point of attachment and the bubble will de-pressurise and deflate momentarily as the door is opened but will re-inflate as soon as you are inside (this takes about 10-15 seconds). From them on the functionality is exactly the same.

It is stable when used outside as the weight of the base unit and your own weight when inside the privacy bubble gives it stability. But as it was designed for use inside and not on a boat, we have not tested it in windy conditions at sea! Although I have no doubt it will perform admirably"

So it DOES seem to be suitable - looks like a certain person who MUST be obeyed will get her way after all.........
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So it has to be airtight to stay inflated. Not meaning to be indelicate but it's going to be concentrated niff in there!
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So it DOES seem to be suitable - looks like a certain person who MUST be obeyed will get her way after all.........
Now I know you are taking the piss my fishy friend! An inflatable toilet for Mrs Codprawn? I think you are buying the wrong sort of imaginary boat, perhaps a nice gin palace with flushing toilets and other modcons is more your line
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Now I know you are taking the piss my fishy friend! An inflatable toilet for Mrs Codprawn? I think you are buying the wrong sort of imaginary boat, perhaps a nice gin palace with flushing toilets and other modcons is more your line
No she loves going out on Ribs - she loves Sunseekers as well though but can't afford a Predator 68 just yet!!!

personally I love traditional boats - with loads of teak down below - something like a Bristol Channel pilot cutter would be great - just don't have the time to look after one!!!
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