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Old 07-06-2014, 05:21 PM   #41
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On the diesel vs gas - I think I am much more leaning towards diesel, but I could be swayed if a gas boat came along that was otherwise perfect. I think I'd just like diesels a try, if nothing else. Not many at my marina have them, but those who do swear by them.

Al - great story - I love hearing stories like that. Trips like that put everything back into perspective. I am so envious and will work on getting a similar one under our belts.

We spent the night on our boat at the marina last night - it's a bit cramped, but still nice. This morning, after a pancake breakfast, we headed out to a nearby island and spent about half the day on the beach, fired up smoe hotdogs on the grill for lunch and then headed home with a sense of peace that only boat-people get to know.

My Admiral is a little less sure about investing in a bigger boat, so our purchase my have to wait a little - I think that once she gets aboard a few, she will have a better sense of what size can do. Then again, we could very well keep what we have and still be quite happy with it.

A real marine toilet would be nice, though
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:09 PM   #42
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Actually real marine toilets aren't that much fun either...
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Hey Al, good meeting you last weekend at Riverside. funny how you run into people on this forum from time to time. If you find yourself over there again stop by (except during August, we'll be in the Chesapeake.
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This crane was able to pick up 14 tons or so.

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:32 AM   #45
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Actually real marine toilets aren't that much fun either...

lol, that's also true.

We currently have a simple marine sanitation device (MSD) / porta-pottie which, while simple, is a bit of a pain to lug around and empty...often. I always feel a little odd when I'm on my way to disposing the materials - walking along the docks with what looks to bit a rounded plastic suitcase, but believe me, it's no suitcase.
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Greetings,
Mr. t1. Portable toilets are illegal in Ontario. Visitor Information - Transport Canada Just sayin'
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Mr. t1. Portable toilets are illegal in Ontario. Visitor Information - Transport Canada Just sayin'
Not quite illegal, they need to be connected in such a way that they can't be taken off and dumped (like I do). I should have a through-hull connection and vent setup, but haven't done it yet.

In my defence, I actually live and my marina is on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, so in principle, that regulation doesn't apply.

Your point is timely - as that MSD modification would probably help sell my boat if I do it in advance...otherwise I'll have to limit my market to the Quebec boaters or uninformed others....
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Mr. t1. Well, if plumbed to a deck fitting and fastened down as per regulations they aren't portable. There are numerous threads dealing with potty regulations in various parts of the country. Good to know the regulations if one is ever boarded by overzealous LEO's. If a portable device is legal where you are I don't think it would be necessary to alter your installation for a sale. Save the $$ for the new purchase.
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If a portable device is legal where you are I don't think it would be necessary to alter your installation for a sale. Save the $$ for the new purchase.
Good call on the $ - from the research I've done so far, looks like I'll need every penny!
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Hey Al, good meeting you last weekend at Riverside. funny how you run into people on this forum from time to time. If you find yourself over there again stop by (except during August, we'll be in the Chesapeake.
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Nice meeting you too. Good to put a face to a name.
Only a year or so more and I'll be joining you on the Chesapeake in August. I guess I'll need to install A/C. A small price to pay.
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