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Old 07-30-2017, 01:07 AM   #1
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Yesterday a boat anchored within 150 feet of our raft. We were tied to the raft and were floating.Everyone on the boat jumped into the lake. A few were discussing how good it felt to urinate. I am wondering why people can't bring a bucket on board to pee in or have a port a potty aboard? We have a port a potty on our pontoon boat.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:34 AM   #2
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Must be Braun Bay regulars
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:40 AM   #3
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While gross and possibly illegal, a single pee is diluting into 625 billion gallons of water that is refreshed every three years. Even the concentration, local to the pee'er is quickly diluted. An area 20x20 by 20 feet deep, has about 60,000 gallons of water and a pint of urine would dilute to 2 parts/million. Consider what the ducks, loons, geese and fish excrement are adding to the soup you are swimming in. Add algae, small bugs and cyanobacteria, and a bit of pee is not your main concern, especially in Green's Basin. That said, the concentration of human excrement in Braun Bay is probably higher than the rest of the lake after a sunny weekend.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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While gross and possibly illegal, a single pee is diluting into 625 billion gallons of water that is refreshed every three years. Even the concentration, local to the pee'er is quickly diluted. An area 20x20 by 20 feet deep, has about 60,000 gallons of water and a pint of urine would dilute to 2 parts/million. Consider what the ducks, loons, geese and fish excrement are adding to the soup you are swimming in. Add algae, small bugs and cyanobacteria, and a bit of pee is not your main concern, especially in Green's Basin. That said, the concentration of human excrement in Braun Bay is probably higher than the rest of the lake after a sunny weekend.
Your unproven assertion has NOT been Pee-er Reviewed.



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Old 07-30-2017, 06:55 PM   #5
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Where does everyone think the thousands of ice fisherman pee out on the lake...?
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:06 PM   #6
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Need an extra large shack for one of these on the ice:

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:35 PM   #7
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Need an extra large shack for one of these on the ice:

Gotta be a very close friend (can you be that close?... I suppose), or little kids. We had one for a while when I was young, until the indoor stuff got installed...what a great day at the cottage that was...Lost comradery? Not that I can remember.

Reading material was important...First was the Sears Catalog, remember the Christmas edition? Then came The Whole Earth Access. I read a newspaper article announcing Marilyn Monroe's death sitting on one of these...I was quite sad...

Was this a long time ago?
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:11 AM   #8
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I hope there really isn't anyone on this forum that thinks no one pee's in the lake ?? Even the Indians would be laughing 😃😃😃
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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While gross and possibly illegal, a single pee is diluting into 625 billion gallons of water that is refreshed every three years.
• A "single pee" doesn't seem to be the issue at question.

• I question that excreted salts ever leave a lake with significant depths—and we're discussing gallons—and years—of weekenders' urine.

"Beer is rented".

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Even the concentration, local to the pee'er is quickly diluted. An area 20x20 by 20 feet deep, has about 60,000 gallons of water and a pint of urine would dilute to 2 parts/million. Consider what the ducks, loons, geese and fish excrement are adding to the soup you are swimming in.
• One pint? Each pee-er is adding several liters daily to Mother Nature's "soup".

• Geese and ducks are drawn to the lake by feeding: grassy lawns and expansive golf courses have added geese to "the soup".

• Urine is 20 degrees warmer than the surrounding fresh water, so it is added at the surface. Braun Bay then becomes a particularly toxic environment to those entering into it. (Although there is a certain unkind irony in watching such polluters slipping into the lake).

• Owners of oversized boats invariably advertise, "Sale includes porta-potty—never used".

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Add algae, small bugs and cyanobacteria, and a bit of pee is not your main concern, especially in Green's Basin. That said, the concentration of human excrement in Braun Bay is probably higher than the rest of the lake after a sunny weekend.
• Bacteria and "small bugs" work 24/7 to convert pollutants; however, algae in surface waters benefit immediately from the elements in excretions.

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Old 08-01-2017, 09:48 AM   #10
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Maybe everyone should rev up their engines and mix up the salts and chop the solids on the way out.... add protein for the fish

Make real looking pea soup, lol
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:30 PM   #11
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How many gallons of two stroke oil are dumped into the lake on a busy weekend day? The OP has a pontoon boat. Is it powered by sails?
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How many gallons of two stroke oil are dumped into the lake on a busy weekend day? The OP has a pontoon boat. Is it powered by sails?
Perhaps the OP has a 4 stroke outboard.
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How many gallons of two stroke oil are dumped into the lake on a busy weekend day? The OP has a pontoon boat. Is it powered by sails?
Spoken like someone who feels guilty about the oil his two stroke is spewing...or maybe the pee he's leaving behind at his neighbors' swim rafts?
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #14
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I have male and female urinals on the pontoon, Passengers never believe me till I whip them out.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:49 AM   #15
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With a "handle" like "far from behaving" I picture this poster as having those little decals depicting the little "brat" doing his "nasty deed" on things he doesn't like ie, Ford, Chevy, etc.
Brat is as brat does...
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I have male and female urinals on the pontoon, Passengers never believe me till I whip them out.
I hope that was pun intended?
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:05 PM   #17
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What an odd post boy if that's all you've got to worry about in life lucky you!
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:28 AM   #18
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I have male and female urinals on the pontoon, Passengers never believe me till I whip them out.
Thank you for having them.
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Now you know why so many people in Laconia only drink bottled water in the summer!

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