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I cut the hatch opening larger, built a floor, and a cover strong enough to stand on. This lowered the porta-potti enough to make it tolerable inside the starboard hull.
Talking of toilets, has anyone come across a composting sea toilet. I have seen them talked about on forums, but not had personal experience of them on boats. Please enlighten me!
The navy experimented with a digester toilet on one of their big ships. They'd checked it all in a shore facility and all seemed to work well, then they tried it on a ship... They hadn't reckoned with the effects of the motion of the ocean. The constant stirring caused it to react much more quickly, and as a result it started foaming. It had to go somewhere, and that somewhere was up the vent pipes. They had inverted u-bends at the top, well up in the superstructure. I'm told it was quite unpleasant when poo with a consistency akin to chocolate mousse started plopping down all over the ship.
I'm a great believer in keeping things simple. Have a look at pictures 25, 26 and 27 on my page, and you'll see the toilet I use when well out to sea. If you look at my profile picture I'm actually looking down that toilet..
In harbour I can fix the same seat to a bucket in the cabin, then empty it somewhere appropriate.
The simplest solution is what I used to do when anchored somewhere warm - You just go for a swim after breakfast... and do what the fishes and dolphins do...
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