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Old 09-14-2015, 10:32 AM   #101
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So some cruisers install a manual head and then a VacuFlush/Macerator type toilet for normal use. I have put together a cruise kit to include seals, pumps and stuff...just in case something breaks. This way no one has to complain seeing my bright white not sun tanned rear hanging over the bow pulpit!

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #102
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Originally Posted by Moonstruck View Post
I have to 'fess up to Peggy. I have recently been doing a study on the Monitor and Virginia.
Ericsson was so far ahead of his time! Brunel, a Brit with the improbable first and middle names of Isambard Kingdom was another. A civil engineer/bridge builder and designer who became taken with the idea of ship building, he actually invented the ship's bridge (among other things), which was actually a bridge across the deck of of a ship. When the original need for it passed into history, the bridge had proven its additional worth as a raised command center, so the concept--and the name for it--still endures. You can read about Brunel and the three ships he designed and built here:

A more detailed biography of his life as a railroad designer is here:
Isambard Kingdom Brunel / - Design/Designer Information

And google will turn up a lot more him and his ships.

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