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MikeG posted 02-24-2002 02:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for MikeG   Send Email to MikeG  
I feel stupid asking and I wasn't sure where to post this one but since I haven't seen much info I figured other people may have similar questions. I am currently trying to add a boat to my meager fleet that the women can ride w/o having to stop in a marina every hour. Right now I am trying to find a later 80's 22' Revenge or Temptation (Marketplace). Since the lack of a bathroom is a big deal to my passengers on the Montauk, I figured the next boat better meet this requirement. I have always found that calm seas, a quick check of the wind and a good grip on the railing was all I needed but not everyone shares my philosophy. Since there are not a lot of boat owners that I know with a porta-potti I figured I would ask here. Therefore I am wondering what I would be getting into with a Whaler equipped with a porta-potti in the cabin.

1) How does it work? (water, chemicals?)
2) How do you empty it?
3) Any chance of leakage or spillage that we destroy the cabin?

It seems like a good idea on paper. What does the real world verdict. Thanks for any help!

jimp posted 02-24-2002 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
MikeG -

I've got a 22-ft Revenge with a $60 porti-potti in it.

Your questions:
1. Water (I always use fresh). The potti has a 1-2 gallon tank that you need to fill up.
2. To empty, you can remove the base that holds the sewage and: dump it in your home toilet, dump it at a dump station, or dump it over the side (if local regs allow).
3. Always a chance of leakage if you beat it enough. But mine hasn't leaked in 5 seasons.

Believe me, having it aboard makes my wife and girls a lot happier.

JimP

MikeG posted 02-24-2002 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeG  Send Email to MikeG     
Thank you for the insight! Sounds simple enough.

Mike

JBCornwell posted 02-24-2002 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Ahoy, Mike. Various ladies were satisfied with a Porta Pottie sheltered by a forward shelter with privacy curtain on my Sakonnet. I would think that the same arrangement would work fine on anything from 16'7" up.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

bwmenemsha posted 02-24-2002 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for bwmenemsha    
the bw menemsha which i am the proud owner of has one built in....the menemsha is the 1st whaler to have a cuddy cabin...i believe it is on a sakonnet hull....there are several for sale....only 235 were made
MCano posted 02-26-2002 01:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for MCano  Send Email to MCano     
Mike G,

You should also look into an Outrage Cuddy model. There is plent of cockpit area and in the cuddy cabin, well you have a port-a-poty and a place to change.

Mario

JohnNorthEast posted 02-26-2002 06:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnNorthEast  Send Email to JohnNorthEast     
I noticed a Coleman porta-potti which appears much smaller than the usual marine products. I'm thinking about this for an 18 foot outrage. Has anyone had any "experience " with this model?

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