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28-30 foot Party Cat Deck Boat's with a porta-potty?

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  1. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    Went to the boat show a couple weeks ago and the wife said no way in hell will we get another pontoon for at least a couple of decades. We also tend to dislike center consoles because of the lack of a real swim platform.

    This brings us to the party cats but we must have a spot that an adult (I'm 6' and 180lbs) can get in to use a porta potty. I've spent the day reading everything I can find but haven't seen anything. Anybody know of a manufacturer that has or had that feature?

    Trying to stay in the sub 32' range due to indoor storage limitations.

    Thanks, Ken
     
  2. milkmoney

    milkmoney Well-Known Member

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    Where did you go to a boat show at ????

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  3. Uncle Dave

    Uncle Dave Well-Known Member

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    The Laveycraft party prowler will accommodate you.
    Its a very large 28 FT boat.
    Should really have been called a 30.

    UD
     
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    Daudioexpert Well-Known Member

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    Most deck boats can hold a porta potty they just choose not to.
    That’s why most have a full door with a flip up hatch.


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    JB in so cal Well-Known Member

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    And I repeat the above....most choose not to....lol
     
  6. DWC

    DWC Well-Known Member

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    You could probably fit one in an Eticket. The storage area seems deep but I’m not probably the best judge of that. :D
    Personally, i’d @OldSchoolBoats anyone that needs to drop one. No way I’d want one on or have to empty.
     
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    JB in so cal Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure your research is based on a need. Either medical or just because. I'm just not one to want to carry that thing out of the boat at the end of the day and dispose of........stuff.

    Magics have a suitable sized compartment for a porta on the driver side.

    good luck in your search
     
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  8. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    Orlando, FL. We looked at everything from 27' to 32' and not one boat there could do it all.
     
  9. milkmoney

    milkmoney Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Very cool

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  10. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    More of a just because. We want to be able to go out for the entire day. It would only be used if the need was critical. I've had to deal with them in the past and not my favorite either.
     
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  11. Hallett Mini

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    Thanks for the input guys. The only one I'd seen with a space big enough is the Advantage X-Flight. I guess pictures are deceiving.

    I'm good with traveling to a Boat Show out west to check some out in person. Any recommendations on which show(s) will have more of the custom builders (Hallett, Lavey, Nordic) and less of the mainstream makes (Regal, Cobalt...)?
     
  12. milkmoney

    milkmoney Well-Known Member

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    Lake havasu boat show , usually in April a week or two before desert storm....

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    namba860 Well-Known Member

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    Most people think they are a great addition to a boat, but after having to use and empty them a few times it get anymore use and the area becomes just storage area
     
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    namba860 Well-Known Member

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    I sell Regal if you have any questions
     
  15. HitIt

    HitIt Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you are looking for new? Boat shows are great. Traveling across the country to go to a show isn't that great. Use the phone.
     
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  16. Uncle Dave

    Uncle Dave Well-Known Member

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    In my circles they dont get much play on day trips. As you said - bit of a pain to deal with.

    Where they become worth the haul is on a muti day trip, especially on a lake like Powell where a campsite requires one.

    Fairly unique the lavey 28's wet lockers/ ice chests drain to the lake vs. the bilge.

    UD
     
  17. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    I understand the hassles of marine sanitation. I've had 4 boats that had porta potty's in the past.
    We just sold a 44' Express Cruiser to get back into performance boats so a basic creature comfort of a head being available is wanted.
     
  18. Alway$umthin'

    Alway$umthin' Well-Known Member

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    The eticket deck storage area is big enough to sit and be completely enclosed. Here's a pic with a porta potty. My eticket happens to be for sale...
     

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  19. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    Nice boats! They're built about 40 miles from me. We spent a lot of time on the 2800 and the 29 OBX at the Orlando show. Loved the 29 but can't justify the $50K delta just to have outboards. Plus wifey wants something more performance oriented.
     
  20. Hallett Mini

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    I've flown in for one day at a show and you're right it was exhausting. We always make a long weekend of it or even stretch it out longer if the area is interesting and there's stuff to do after the show.

    The trick is targeting a show by seeing who the exhibitors are and contacting them to see which models they are bringing. Just showing up and hoping to find what you want is not a good strategy.
     
  21. Uncle Dave

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    E-Tickets are all twins right? Or do they have a single engine boat?

    UD
     
  22. riverbrian

    riverbrian Chloe's Dad

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    This... we love ours.
     
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    707dog Well-Known Member

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    Check out some of the non custom big manufacturer's they have some large open bows with bigger power options most have a sit down shitter and fresh water
     
  24. Alway$umthin'

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    Mine has twin 525s. I believe they’re are all twin engine boats.


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  25. twocents

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    You'll see a good representation of custom performance boats at the November 16-17 8th Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Havasu. Most of the west coast performance builders will be there including a couple of new/old faces -- Cheetah and Interceptor. Interesting fact -- the Sand-Water-RV Expo which features boats, off-road vehicles and RVs/travel trailers is 25% larger than it was in 2018 and now is physically a larger show than the Havasu Boat Show which is coming up April 3-4-5, 2020.
     
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  26. floatn turd

    floatn turd Well-Known Member

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    I don't who has the molds (if anyone)
    But the Aftershock Afterparty 28ft Party Cat had a shitter compartment and a pretty sweet ass rear swim step as well.
    Pretty good boat if you put decent power in it.

    FT
     
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  27. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    X flight would fit that bill extremely well. I’d think an old 26-28 party cat might as well
     
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    I do a couple of outback camping trips every year. I have the most expensive porta potty I could find with all the bells and whistles and I still absolutely hate it. I have reverted back to using the "double duty" pack it out set up. At the end of the day I think it is way more sanitary and less prone to spills etc.. Its a five gallon bucket with a snap on toilet seat and lid. They make a double liner with lime pre-added and a double zip lock final bagging set up. Then I take whatever number of those get filled on a trip and double bag them in contractor style trash bags. Shove the whole quadruped set up into the bucket with a gasketed food grade type lid and its bullet proof with zero odor...

    The clean up on a portapotty never seems to get rid of that chemical shitty odor and its a disgusting job...
     
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  29. Hallett Mini

    Hallett Mini Active Member

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    Have you ever had the chance to run (or review) an X-flight? Curious how they handle the standard 2' wind blown chop mixed in with a cruiser wake or two that we get here.

    They look in pictures like they have a pretty low freeboard is why I ask.

    Edit: I just found your review...I'll read it tonight!
     
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  30. Lavey29

    Lavey29 Floatin Dirty

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    Very true, I had a porta potty on mine and there was plenty of room inside the bulkheads for it.
     
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  31. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    There is nothing low freeboard about an X-Flight.. They are basically a 29' Vee Bottom underneath a deck.

    27 X-Flight Boat Test https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/articles/advantage-27-x-flight-merc-565-bravo-xr.282/

    As well Post 124 in the 2019 Los Angeles Boat Show review. I am pretty sure they offer a porta potty as an option, but could probably install a macerator if asked.

    https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/threads/2019-los-angeles-boat-show-report.194993/page-3
     
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    rvrrun Well-Known Member

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    Does the 34 Party Cat have one? I haven't been on one, but remember a huge covered area behind the helm.
     
  33. Hallett Mini

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    RD, Thanks for pointing me to the links. More reading for tonight. :)
     
  34. Hallett Mini

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    Wow, 34!

    It's bigger than we can deal with here. Because of the hurricanes we get (Dorian is currently on the way) I'll only keep a boat in a 150MPH wind rated warehouse and the local guy has a strict policy of tandem only trailers due to the turning radius. I've worked with a couple trailer companies and they tell me 32' LOA is about as far as I should go on a tandem with 16" wheels. Sad to say that there probably won't be a stylish California type custom painted steel trailer with 3 axles and polished fenders in my future. Gotta be aluminum only around here.
     
  35. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I know the original 26 had a portapotty down in the helm. The X-Flight is plenty deep enough to put it real head in it. I have only bee on one 34 out on the water, but I can't remember a place for a head. They might have have one in the helm, but for some reason I don't think so.

    RD
     
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    gqchris Well-Known Member

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    My buddy had a real head on his cat with straight pump out between the Sponsons. So obviously no deuces. and girls were told to air dry. lol

    If you were tall, you had to pull a R2D2, and have your head sticking up while kneeling!

    Came in handy during Xmas parades.

    [​IMG]
     
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    glamis0812 Well-Known Member

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    The 34’s have a whole area dedicated to a porta crapper IMG_6579.JPG
     
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    BUDMAN HAVASU BOUND

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    My chaparral come with a porta potty and it has lots of room
     
  39. Tamalewagon

    Tamalewagon Little Buddy

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    Bad news when the "shitter's full". o_O
     
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    Take a dump before you go boating and your vessel options open up considerably.
     
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    Advantage x29 does
     
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    BUDMAN HAVASU BOUND

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    That’s what I do.
     
  43. Uncle Dave

    Uncle Dave Well-Known Member

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    With boating type peeps they know this -

    With " new guys" or "new chicks" they always seem to have a drop a deuce and pee constantly. It's beyond a mystery to me.

    Typically with a cat deck boat you can isolate the "aromatherapy zone" to one side and avoid it the rest of the trip ,
    With most V's you store lots underneath in the cabin and once kids hit the skid every time you go down below, you get a fresh lungfull of jimmy johns colon sausage.

    UD
     
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    I’ve had a porta-pooper on board for years and it’s never been used. The rule on my boat is: You use it - You clean it. So far nobody has had to go that bad, lol.

    I would give Adrenaline Trailer a call. Pretty sure you could put a 34’ Party Cat on a tandem trailer. Just need to work out the axles & wheel/tire sizes to carry the load. It’s only a 8000# Boat with twins, so it’s not that big of a deal!
     
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  45. Eliminator Boats

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    28' fundeck has room for a porta potty. We have built a few with them.
     
  46. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Where do they put it?
     
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    bass boat with a shitter
    154758980999735.jpg
     
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    comfortably numb Well-Known Member

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    Just sold my 26' party cat I'm 6' tall and had no problems getting and out of my shower/porta potty stall.
    Plenty of room to turn around. Never used the shitter but the G-kids did.
     
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    This looks like a big boat. Thanks for the tip. Wifey likes the swim step.
     
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    Was it a custom build or did all of them have the compartment?
     

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