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How could any woman enjoy deep sea fishing with no restroom?

Asked by Aster (14900 points ) January 16th, 2012

I see and know of women who go deep sea fishing on a smallish boat with no toilet and it baffles me how they can enjoy it. And the men who invite the women to come along don’t even think twice about them. And worse, I went deep sea fishing once and the Captain announced we were not allowed to use the toilet which was insane since I was extremely seasick for hours. I thought I’d die. If you have fished on a boat without a bathroom and are female did you enjoy it or regret it ? What was your experience?

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digitalimpression's avatar

Uninvited man says: Some women are just “outdoorsy”. If you go camping (not a campground but real camping) there are no toilets either. Ya just gotta make do.

Blackberry's avatar

Not all women are curtsy and cutesy.

jonsblond's avatar

I’ve only gone fishing on small boats and pontoons on lakes. I usually just jump in the lake and pee in the water. I absolutely love fishing! Having no bathroom around won’t keep me from doing something I enjoy. I’ll find a way to take care of business.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I’m not great about boats…But, grew up in motorhomes and went camping. I’m able to hold it for many hours, after that, if I have to go, I do so.

If there’s water, I find that easier ;) if not, a bucket…if not, well if you’ve gotta go bad enough, you go.

If you were so sea sick, did they give you a bucket? Or did you puke over the side of the boat @Aster?

digitalimpression's avatar

By the way, it has been a tradition for centuries to toss ones cookies over the side of the boat. Though they do make anti-sea sickness pills that you might try.

Aster's avatar

@Blackberry what is cutesy about wanting a toilet? Expect me to go over the side?
@SpatzieLover I went a dozen times down below in the stupid toilet regardless of what that stupid, uncaring man said. I guess he thought it was for potted plants? And, to make things Much worse, I was vomiting like crazy and it was 100% humidity down there which made me worse and I almost fainted. Not that he would have noticed. Far as vomiting , I did it once over the side. Real nice trip. And I swear the male Hispanics were laying down on benches suffering badly. Never again.
@jonsblond I admire your technique, I really do, because I don’t swim.
@digitalimpression I have gone camping many times in the Rockies. I have no problem on land. Once in a pup tent, many times in cabins and once in a station wagon next to a mountain stream with no one around. This is a BOAT problem.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I admire your technique, I really do, because I don’t swim Was this a super small boat with no side ladder? Because, I’ll just hang off the ladder or the side to pee. Most fellas are quite understanding of it.

I’m thinking the captain didn’t want to pump out the toilet for some reason.

jonsblond's avatar

@Aster If you are in a small enough boat you can hang off the edge. No swimming required or getting your hair wet. ;)

digitalimpression's avatar

@Aster Well a boat is nothing but a cabin on the water?

I have a feeling you’ll have a great time.

JilltheTooth's avatar

This is why god made coffee cans.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@JilltheTooth And 5 gallon paint buckets (which most boaters have on hand).

Aster's avatar

@jonsblond deep sea fishing never uses small boats and they go up and down. I’d fall overboard after humiliating myself.
@digitalimpression I’m not going anywhere!
@JilltheTooth I cannot imagine going to the bathroom in a can with other people around! And I’ve never seen it or heard of it !

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Aster Usually, boaters have an area for the can/bucket that is a bit more private. Many people do the same thing for camping or for long car trips. If you’re really shy, a towel (long beach towel) or a sheet can be hung for privacy.

I’ve been on a lot of boats and this was seriously never an issue at all…even the smallest sailboat had a private area. Anything smaller, like a small row boat I’ve been on I just held it

digitalimpression's avatar

@Aster Oh, well that sucks. Perhaps you would enjoy it though.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@SpatzieLover : I did all my early “alternative bathroom training” on small sailboats…no room for for the 5 gallon can what a luxury! so it was the coffee can or nothing. The real origin of the concept of “penis envy”: small boat, couple of beers…

Aster's avatar

@SpatzieLover ” Was this a super small boat with no side ladder? Because, I’ll just hang off the ladder or the side to pee. Most fellas are quite understanding of it.

I’m thinking the captain didn’t want to pump out the toilet for some reason.
No . It was not super small. I’d say it was medium sized and when you don’t swim you usually are sort of terrified of “hanging off a ladder.” I was incapable of hanging off of anything since I was near death or so it seemed. I did not see a ladder, it was rough waters and I really think had I tried that I would have drowned. Of course, his not wanting to pump out the toilet “for some reason” would make him the dumbest jerk in history. Not you; him.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Of course, his not wanting to pump out the toilet “for some reason” would make him the dumbest jerk in history. Not you; him LOL4RL =)

Some guys are dicks…Plain & Simple. If someone is that sick, usually a back up plan is needed. We’ve always kept motion sickness pills on our motorhomes, just in case we have a guest that can’t handle the ride (it happens).

I’ve not gotten ill on boats, but I’m so not fond of being out in the sea, that I’ve never been deep sea fishing ;) If I did go, I’d make certain the captain wasn’t an ass…especially after reading your story. Live & learn…and share on Fluther.

CWOTUS's avatar

You could always plan ahead and use a Whizzy.

Aster's avatar

WEE WEE WIZZY WHATEVER. I’M NOT GOING EVER AGAIN. LOL !!!! I will go on those fishing gigs where, gee, you can actually see the shoreline.

rooeytoo's avatar

@Aster – I love fishing but I am with you, I don’t like deep sea fishing, well I like the fishing part but the rest of it sucks. I have never been sea sick but it always seems as if someone is and watching and listening is almost as bad as being sick yourself. If the boat had a head, I would have sneaked down and used it without asking. I am assuming you were a paying customer, that should entitle you to use of the toilet!!! If they don’t have a head, then you hang out over, find a corner, or hold it!!! I have to say my favorite way of fishing is sitting on the end of the dock using live bait and a bobber! I am a lazy fisherperson.

Symbeline's avatar

Eh, I’d bring a container for that purpose, and then just huck the contents in the lake going, getta eer yous! If it was just myself on the boat, I don’t really see a problem, and if someone else was there, I’d ask that they turn around. What if you have to take a shit? It happens. Men are not exempt from that, either.
But I don’t like fishing, nature is my enemy and I can’t swim, so fuck it lol.

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