I am enjoying remembering my recent sailing adventure.
It only took a week for my sea legs to go away---and that was on calm seas and only a four day trip. (My first soccer game after the trip was interesting to say the least.) From a home inspector's point of view, sailboats like the Zodiac are interesting studies in building (I know----I was supposed to be on vacation---Home inspectors are never really on vacation!)
One of the many things that interested me about the boat was the toilets (yes the masts were real cool too). But think about the importance of the toilets on a boat. What a catastrophe if the toilets ceased to function for---------let's say---------20 minutes?--------20 hours? "How long can YOU hold water?"----"tread" water? Whoops----don't want to be doing that either!
Guess who was in charge of the toilets on the boat?
If you guessed the "Captain" you can go to the "Head" of the class. What I find particularly interesting is that if toilet-drains on boats followed the same rules as their landlubber cousins, there would be lots of times the drains wouldn't drain due to the boat listing this way and that. It didn't take too long to figure out why the toilets were located in the center of the boat and were back to back in adjacent rooms. In this position---depending on which way the boat was listing---there would always be a toilet where the lid would stay open. Obviously designed by a real man! Sorry----no pictures of the toilets---they were boring---and functional (mostly). Here are a few pictures of what we were really there to look at:
PS, for those of you that are new to my blog (or for some other "unexplained" reason have never noticed) all pictures and smiley-face inserts (emoticons) have messages that show up when you point at them with your cursor.
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