Friday, April 20, 2012


Over the last few years it has become apparent to me that some of my readers and fellow bloggers have a fascination with the subject of poop and its relationship to boating. They appear to have a morbid interest in the whole issue of how to deal with pooping on boats, what kind of toilets should be used on boats, and how to fix problems with toilets on boats when there is a poop blockage. I have even had readers ask me how I, as a Laser sailor, deal with this everyday need.

So, as a public service I offer you, my poop-obsessed readers, the following graphic as food for thought.

Lack of Sanitation


Baydog said...

No electricity, plumbed water, or sewer system?
Does the door of the outhouse have to have a crescent moon carved in the door? Bill Gates should take another hit on the crack pipe. $42 million in funding or $42 million to the person? There's a difference of incentives there I think.

The latest toilet I installed in my house uses 1.6 gallons per flush. And it's almost always sufficient. I'm pretty proud of that.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I'm looking for a bidet. Toilets are too ordinary. Can't find anything on the West Coast. I'm thinking it may be an Eastern thang. (And don't tell me it's just a French thing.)

Tillerman said...

It's just a French thing.

jbushkey said...

It's was invented already. The composting toilet. It's in use in commercial buildings and residences. They may even make them for boats. Some guy wrote a book about it years ago. I think it was called the humanure handbook. I met someone who uses one personally at his summer cottage and he had nothing but good things to say about it.

Whose coming for drinks on my new $42 million dollar yacht?

Tillerman said...

I'm in. Do you want me to bring some hot dogs?

O Docker said...

Bill Gates? Good to see he's finally trying to solve a problem he created.

It's been determined his products are responsible for as much as 40 per cent of the poop that plagues developed nations today.

In corporate areas of developed nations, eight of ten people have no alternative but to subject themselves to his poop.

Computers running his operating system are vulnerable to at least 234,000 highly toxic viruses and require 147 billion security patches every year. That's about 4660 security patches every second.

IT support people waste 32.7 per cent of their time cleaning up Bill Gates' poop.

The world's computer networks simply can't support this poop storm.

JP said...

Bio-charcol from poop - good to see the Brits keeping up the tradition of Thomas Crapper

Tillerman said...

Wait. Does that mean I can grill my hot dogs using poop as fuel?

Chris said...

Isn't that a little too, oh, I don't know ... recursive, maybe? No, that's not the word I'm looking for. Wouldn't you be concerned about not paying attention for a bit - it could happen in an instant! - and losing track of which was food and which already had been?

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