Saturday, 17 August 2019

A shower of shit.

A few weeks ago we bought ourselves a self pump out kit. You can buy cards to enable use of some pump out facilities but the cards can be a bit temperamental. There is nothing worse than a full toilet tank and a card that won't work.

This morning we needed to use the kit for the first time.

We moored up by the Tyle Mill facilities and set the kit up.

Unfortunately the hose was a couple of inches short so instead of the hose fitting into the elsan point the best I could do was to hang on for grim death and point it in the general direction. Gallons and gallons of macerated shit pumped out of the hose at high speed. It hit the stainless steel surface and splattered everywhere. By the time the tank was emptied I was generously splattered in shit.

But at least we know the kit works, Steve is complaining that his back aches from all the pumping and he says he'll man the hose next time. I bet he'll change his mind after a short time.

6 comments:

Rambler said...

I hope he still hangs on even when he's had enough of being splattered . . .

Anonymous said...

Dear god , can your life sink any lower ?

Bettina Groh said...

Shower time hopefully! Buy an extension just in case!

Pat said...

What a ridiculous comment from Anonymous above! After your shower (yes all mod cons on your boat) you would be able to once again relax in the beautiful countryside, not permanently tied to one spot, free to wander as you wish. I can only assume that Anon is mightily jealous.
Enjoy these days of Summer, apparently there's a 4 week heatwave on it's way! I hope not, the last one was much too hot.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah the pleasures of living afloat.

WorcsAnnie said...

A composting toilet would be much better for you as you would no longer be tied to finding somewhere to dispose of your waste. The Indie Projects discuss this on their podcasts and youtube videos. They have lived on a narrowboat but now live in their van.

Happy Boating.

ps Wonder if anonymous gets the irony of what she/he has said.

Bloody cheek.

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