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Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Head

Just leafing through my newly arrived West Marine catalogue and lo and behold I see this beauty... amazing a little expensive tho

THETFORD Tecma X-Light Carbon Fiber Head at West Marine
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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It has gone up. About a year ago, it was only $9,999.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Talk about flushing your money down the...oh...right.....
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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And folks thought $1000 was a lot for a head in a Naval Patrol Aircraft. Got to admit that it sure looks like a nice engineering project. Most off the shore racing boats I have crewed on had bucket on a line to use. Ten bucks from the local hardware store. Worked just fine.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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Wow, and a 2 year warranty as well... fantastic! Seriously though, carbon pieces like this shouldn't be more than about $500. You can replace an entire Honda S2000 body with carbon fibre for a few thousand...
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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Strange ideas in toilet design.

Wow. I used to think the Japanese were fans of oddities in toilets but this isn't odd it's just obscenely pricy. The Japanese have one for less with downdraft ventilation behind the seat (a fart catcher!) AND a heated "computer programmed" bidet head to rinse the "area" thoroughly AND a blow dryer for less than this thing.

I've looked at my cheapo plastic toilet - which I must admit is perfectly functional - and just wished the inside of the bowl were teflon coated - so that no streaks would ever be left behind for further flushing.

I also saw a stainless steel model recently (primarily used for prisons) with the seat integrated into the body. As a fulltimer, I thought about walking into a cold bathroom on a February morning barely awake and AIIIEEEEOOOO!

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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@Foiled Again: you reminded me of my last night in New Hampshire before I left for warmer climes. We were staying with a friend in her remote cabin: wood heat, the "running water" was a hole in the ice in the stream, and, of course, the outhouse. However, Ronnie had a great plan worked out for the winter: the seat was hanging on a hook right behind the wood stove so it was nice & warm. You would take the seat out to the outhouse and have a few minutes before "everything" got very chilly. The day we left it got up to -2 degrees!
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