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Trailerable Sailboats Under 5,000lbs

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  1. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,348 posts, 1,213 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    I know what you are saying. But my point was this. Every little thing you can do to make the issue of human waste on a boat look like it does at your home, the more friendly the boat will be. If it HAS to be a porta-pottie under the vee-berth, and is HAS to be hand emptied so be it. Your reality. But having an actual toilet-looking device in a real, dedicated room with a door is much better.
     


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  2. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,686 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    There’s also the “Excuse me dear but could you get out of bed so I can pee?” at 2:30 AM factor.
     


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  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    208 posts, 42 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    From age 10 to 14, I spent 3-1/2 years living in the aft cabin with my two brothers and 1 milk jug for a urinal. Had to go above deck thru the center cockpit to get to the main cabin to actually use the head. If I had sisters, I'm sure the aft cabin would have had it's own head.
    My older brother had an uncanny ability to fill the jug right to the top and stop, leaving the jug capped behind the companionway stairs. If my younger brother or I had to go in the middle of the night, we had to first dump the jug over the side. However, once you're up, might as well just pee over the side.

    What do people think about the Hakes Seaward trailerables? They all seem to have dedicated enclosed heads. Found one for sale for about $12,000 with trailer. 2' draft.
    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  4. JCall

    JCall

    Joined May 3, 2016
    52 posts, 20 likes
    Macgregor 26D
    US Wilmington Ceasars Creek
    Darn it Will!
    Now you have me thinking about other boats again!
    An enclosed head with a pump out is a strong attraction, especially on a cold rainy night.
     


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  5. LeeandRick

    LeeandRick

    Joined Apr 26, 2015
    241 posts, 56 likes
    Oday 23-2, S2 26 Mid
    US Lake Havasu
    What equipment is required to get the mast out?
     


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  6. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    84 posts, 11 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    My Hunter 25 is a contender with an enclosed head and holding tank. However, it does not have a pump out. Built this unit designed to empty into a transfer tank for disposal. The marcerator pump inside the converted gas tank will lift up to 3 feet so has lots of power. The intake piping fits inside the gas tank through the back door.
    It’s not a unit I will keep on board just use it when needed. Power will come from one of the two onboard batteries.

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  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,348 posts, 1,213 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Clever. Where do you ‘drain’ that clear hose to?
     


  8. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    84 posts, 11 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    I will use one of those RV transfer tanks 35042691-7D62-400D-A60C-45BC91F63A74.jpeg
     


  9. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,686 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    That’s not a pump out?
     


  10. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    208 posts, 42 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    Thank goodness! I was afraid to ask that question.
    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  11. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    84 posts, 11 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    Well, it has one now.
     


  12. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    1,936 posts, 350 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Edmonton, Ab Wabamun - on the orange ball
    These facilities do not exist on the lake. They did, but something happened.
     


  13. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    7,348 posts, 1,213 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Ah. Why not go with the all-in-one model? Pump and 30 gallon tank combined.
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  14. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    84 posts, 11 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    If we’re going bigger , Why stop there? 1E073B6A-8EAD-410E-8BA5-945A3A1685AF.jpeg
     


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  15. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    1,936 posts, 350 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Edmonton, Ab Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Neither of them floats. And that’s our problem, being on moorings and all. Docks are in short supply.
     


  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    208 posts, 42 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    If it doesn't fit on board, you can float it behind. Charge other boaters for pump out service. Maybe it would pay for itself.
    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  17. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    1,936 posts, 350 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Edmonton, Ab Wabamun - on the orange ball
    My little dingy will toss you in the lake for nothing more than. 2 second round of distraction. A 30 gallon tank is unfathomable.
     


  18. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    1,936 posts, 350 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Edmonton, Ab Wabamun - on the orange ball
    If there was going to be any venture undertaken, it would be a variant on Anthony Bourdain, a party barge, a grill, and “mystery meat”.
     


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  19. Cat 310 #1 in GA

    Cat 310 #1 in GA

    Joined Jan 17, 2013
    198 posts, 16 likes
    Catalina 310
    US St. Simons
    Rhodes 22 period, end of story.
     


  20. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,686 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Aww, come on. It’s a tow vehicle for your C27.
     

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