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Old 12-22-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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The Worst Job on the Boat!

Most folks would state doing anything with the pooper system......maybe</SPAN>
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The other day I cleaned my shower sump and just about puked! This my friends is the worst job on the boat!!</SPAN>
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Give me waste water any day. the worst job on a boat is sanding, anything.

I am all about instant gratification once the pile of crap is cleaned up the job is over. done. and i can see what i accomplished.

Sanding on the other hand leads to more sanding and more and more...which eventually leads to painting or varnishing, the second worse job.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #3
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Get one of those dollar store stainless sink screens that just sit in the drain of the shower, then empty it in your waste bin after each shower or each day. Then, once a week or so, dump some bleach down the drain. No more puke.

Changing sewer hoses or servicing the holding tank. No question. Although I am presently scraping and washing my bilge, which is a close second.

Put some Vicks on your upper lip when doing those jobs, so you can save your lunch.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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Changing sewer hoses or servicing the holding tank. No question.
Yes, indeed! And including clearing/cleaning out any clogs in the sanitation system from the bowl of the toilet on through to the other stinkin' end.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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I'm not going to comment on that!
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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Hard sanding back the entire underwater area, dry,using electric or air sander. Including the flat parts you lie on a plank on your back to sand, sander held above your head. And there`s the sanded material getting everywhere. Soda Strip next time.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:48 PM   #7
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Replacing the 20 ft of 1 1/2" aft head hose that was packed solid. I thought I flushed it with the garden hose. Wrong! It just bored a channel through the solids.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #8
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Ahhh, Archie gets it. Oh the joy of the poop hose. I love boating!
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You just can't beat dealin' with pisscrete as the worst job aboard.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:05 PM   #10
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Alaskan SD,

I hated the shower sump cleaning too. I finally bit the bullet and changed the Rule bilge pumps in both showers to Whale Gulpers (model 220). I installed them in the bilge under the showers and cut into the existing plumbing lines and installed the new pumps. Never have to clean hair or gook again. Those pumps will swallow pebbles. If there is hair in the shower I simply hose it into the pump and it's gone. The admiral thanks me every time she showers. Howard
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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Putting her to bed for the season.
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My worse job is any critical system that breaks in the evening and I am not certain I can fix it and make it through the night without problems. What comes to mind is the generator won't work at 8 pm and the battery level is already low. Refrigerator is getting warm and we have a week's worth of food, etc. If it is something I know I can fix or I have a back up for it then its OK.

Poop, smell, dirt I can handle. But lack of electricity, refrigeration, or propulsion on a power boat is nerve racking.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:17 AM   #13
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My worse job is any critical system that breaks in the evening and I am not certain I can fix it and make it through the night without problems. What comes to mind is the generator won't work at 8 pm and the battery level is already low. Refrigerator is getting warm and we have a week's worth of food, etc. If it is something I know I can fix or I have a back up for it then its OK.

Poop, smell, dirt I can handle. But lack of electricity, refrigeration, or propulsion on a power boat is nerve racking.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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You just can't beat dealin' with pisscrete as the worst job aboard.
Agree I just replaced the heads and every hose so much pisscrete the boat sat 3/4 higher

one of the hoses i tossed onto the concrete dock and cracked the corner of the dock
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:05 AM   #15
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Yup, replaced all hoses and rebuilt both pumps on my vacuflush systems. Not as bad as I thought it might be. The stress of not knowing was far worse than the actual work.

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Cleaning and painting the inside portion of the bilge when it is four feet down and 6 inches wide at the bottom.
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How about a mini freezer full of bait that was unplugged!
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