Head in Console

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Fish Catcher, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Fish Catcher
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    Fish Catcher Junior Member

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I just figured you who design and build would have a better answer.

    Question is............how big of a boat do you have to have before you can have a console big enough for a head ? I am trying to figure out some kind of boat that I can use for fishing in lake okeechobee and still fish like the dixie bar etc. and have a private head space for the girls.

    The boat in question will be stored 6 to 8 months and then towed behind a trawler during the wintering months down south. Get the idea........ I am not looking for a big off shore boat. A simple flats type or bass or semi v or what have you....
    thank you for your time
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I've seen 23 foot boats with a console including a head. They are a bit tight, but good enough.
  3. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    30" x 36"by whatever height you feel you need is about the smallest you can get away
    with unless you use a 5 gallon bucket.
  4. Fish Catcher
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    Fish Catcher Junior Member

    Thanks Guys !!
    Yea I have been thinking about a pull up shower curtain type thing with a 5 gal bucket and seat. lol
    Think I might go another direction here..............see nerw thread.....
  5. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    The superyacht tenders use electric heads to save space

    A head on a small boat is troublesome, particulary if you must stockpile the poop.

    Perhaps an outhouse style " blow hole " would be better. Glass a 12 inch PVC pipe verticaly thru the boat . Put it anywhere convient , then cap it of with a deck plate to prevent gysering .

    This blow hole would also be multipurpose, handy for jigging or for discreetly disposing of incriminating evidence like undersize crabs or square groupers when Home land security performs a raid.
  6. Saqa
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    Saqa Senior Member

    Have you seen the Pontoon Cat plans on Bateau? They look really interesting for recreational fun on calm water and lots of space for things like amenities
  7. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    I have seen an arrangement like this for pontoon boats and deck/partybarge boats. I think they were in the 22=25 foot range.

    However if you are looking at smaller boats like a flats boat or jon boat, there are tent arrangements available and with that and a porta potty you would be good to go (no pun intended)

  8. Mikeemc
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    Mikeemc Junior Member

    There ya go get a dingy , put a portal potty on it and call it a potty porter. Very British mate.
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