Re: Remove the Head
- We use ours all the time. I put a "wag bag" system in (5 gal bucket with snap-on toilet lid and gel-in-a-bag inside). We don't try to crawl inside. Just use it facing out (toward the center of the boat). With the hatch down, the door swung open provides enough privacy. Works great.
We bought the M19 in large part because it could accommodate a toilet!
- More potty talk...
My kids and even my wife will use the head if the water is too cold to go in. I can use it sitting only. I installed a stainless grab rail above the doorway on the outside of the head and another on the shelf on the inside of the head that help a lot getting into the small space. I hang a beach towel on the rail over the door for privacy and also to dry the towel...
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 01:49:27 +0000
Subject: [macgregor19sailboats] Re: Remove the Head
I didn't remove the head but I did turn the portapotti so it faces out, as we use the boat as a day sailer (fisher) the open head door provides privacy while the other steers the boat. Works great and the wife loves it.
--- In email@example.com, "m19nevertheless" <sfaurschou@...> wrote:
> My use will mostly be day sailing on lakes and rivers in Ontario. My wife likes the idea of a head, but will probably never go sailing with me. My children tell her its a nice closet as long as its not used as a head. Once a head always a head. I will use it more before the final decision, I just wanted to know if anyone else had removed it.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Capt. Randy" <ourzer.bay3da@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "m19nevertheless" <sfaurschou@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Although its a nice closet the head is kind of in the way, and realistically is too small to ever be used as a head. It looks like it would be fairly easy to remove the whole thing as a unit. Has anybody done this? Any issues getting it out?
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> > >
> > one of the 19's most astonishing features is that she HAS an enclosed head. what other pocket cruisers have one. it is a time saver in port and real nice at sea that u don't have to kick everyone out of the cabin in weather so u can sit on the pot.
> > i am 5'9" 165 lbs. and i can get in with my upper body aft over the shelf, close the door and take a seat no problem.
> > I find that the beer drinking women drink more when there is a enclosed head on board. we are often out all day or overnight.
> > your way you use the boat may be very different.
> > good luck with what ever you decide to do. capt. randy