> As to your spouses desire for a flush toilette and shower
> stall......it is not on the plans. What is offered instead is the not-
> yet-famous Bolger DLD head and the possibility of using the head
> compartment for a quicky shower. The DLD concept may take some fine
> wordings from you to your spouse to convince her that it is anything
> other then an outhouse arrangement, the DLD standing for Don't Look
> Down...............Mind you, if you both have had lots of camping
> experience and/or small boat adventures, the privacy afforded by at
> least a fully enclosed head will be a plus in the right
> direction, not to mention the private space to shower.
I was thinking of a composting toilet, although I have not been completely
convinced that they work. Part of the problem is that I am a backpacker
and she is a campground tent camper (You know, the kind with bathhouses.
She likes a shower every day or two, I can make it 10 days. Of course,
if I was with her, rather than a bunch of smelly guys on a backpacking
trip, I might have more incentive to shower every day!
> You are also a rather tall drink of water and may find yourself
> having to bend your head a bit in places as you stroll around
> inside....the full length use of 4X8 plywood for the sides self-
> limits any thoughts of raising the roof any higher :-( ....that
> is, unless you lower the sole to get space for your 6'8".
Peter, that is why they make 4x10 sheets of plywood. After spending
time in an RV with a 6'6" headroom, I would never have a live-aboard
boat with less than 6'10" of headroom. The cost of cutting down 10 long
sheets of ply is insignificant relative to my neck being straight.
> I would love to hear what you consider a "reasonable amount of
> time" to build along with whatever response you may gather from our
> Hero regarding your questions.
Reasonable is in the eye of the beholder. I figure that means something
I can build with 2000-2500 hours of work. Temper this with the fact that
I am a hands-on, experienced, engineer, carpenter, mechanic and machinist.
I have built and/or repaired about one of everything before, so I tend to
work relatively fast and make few mistakes (usually, not always).
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