Sawdust toilet on a sailboat

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Author: Alan J Marshall (Ecointerest)
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 1:21 am
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Rann, I have just had visions of a sealed 5-gallon bucket, with lid, getting washed overboard someplace, and floating off merrily to a distant shore. Someone finds it, opens it, and would this be another version of "shi(p) in a bottle?"
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But seriously, I think it would work well... Good luck.

Alan

Author: Rann Millar (Trirann)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 12:45 am
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Has anyone used a sawdust toilet on a cruising sailboat? Disposition of human urine and fecal matter has always been an issue in the confined space of a small boat. In international ocean waters it is legal to dump it overboard. However, lots of sailing/motoring is done less than three miles off shore, in harbors and marinas and on lakes.

I would like to try a sawdust toilet aboard my 34 foot sailboat and see just how well I can get one to work in the confines of such a space. Anyone with experience, please share so I can learn from you.

Thanks,
Rann

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