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Old 20-10-2011, 14:24   #91
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When I "shower" in my cockpit I am sitting and from another cockpit one cannot see lower than my man-boobs. An "OH MY EYES" moment for sure. If you climbed your mast (your cabin top is not high enough) it would be a "OH MY EYES, MY EYES, ACKK, GAG........"
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Wife is presently sewing new cabin curtains, so we can get back to secret pleasures. According to our neighbours, the old curtains left little to the imagination One of the neighbours believes that we really have some potential & offered to sell tickets!
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Old 20-10-2011, 20:12   #93
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We own a 79' Pearson 365, I'm thinking a hammock is a must after reading all these post! I have tried to rig one up with little success however. We have a roller furling jib and am a bit Leary of tying an end to it since I weigh about 230. I have heard of people using the main halyard for a support , tried that as well with unusual results.....any ideas?
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Just correcting your typo...... 'butt'
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Is this a secret pleasure?
I thought you were a man of awfully poor taste from your earlier post... but I can see I may have to reconsider
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We own a 79' Pearson 365, I'm thinking a hammock is a must after reading all these post! I have tried to rig one up with little success however. We have a roller furling jib and am a bit Leary of tying an end to it since I weigh about 230. I have heard of people using the main halyard for a support , tried that as well with unusual results.....any ideas?
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Old 20-10-2011, 21:49   #97
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My secret pleasure - see my last uploaded photo - is the double anchor setup with the double rollers for each anchor, all ruggedly mounted on a strong bowsprit. It is always a pleasure to sleep comfortably and deeply in the knowledge that there is a great anchoring system attached to the boat and also to the sea floor.

I am surprised, and may I say a little disappointed, that most of you focused on the 2 motley crew and not on the anchor setup.

So naturally, with all that focus on the wrong items, you know why they are holding up the white scarf?
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Re: Secret Pleasures Aboard Your Boat

Well my soon no-longer-to-be secret pleasure is popping open my laptop and then proceeding to sing every lyric to every song that I've previously saved to a word file.

Kinda like singing karaoke at the top of my lungs but without an audience while anchored out in the middle of nowhere...

"Hoist Up the John B. Sails", by the Beach Boys is one song that comes to mind.
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Well my soon no-longer-to-be secret pleasure is popping open my laptop and then proceeding to sing every lyric to every song that I've previously saved to a word file.

Kinda like singing karaoke at the top of my lungs but without an audience while anchored out in the middle of nowhere...

"Hoist Up the John B. Sails", by the Beach Boys is one song that comes to mind.
OH Yes, Ye Olde Private Karaoke. A favorite pastime if many a sailor, especially after dipping into ye olde rum. Sometimes not so private, and also not so welcome.
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Mmmm.... Oh Yeessss.... Thats sooooo good.... ahhhhhhh...
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Thank you Don1500, awesome picture ! Is that your ride? Looks just like ours though we have the ketch set up, same colors too. Looks like you have have a better quality hammock with the wood braces across the strings. That must be the trick ! Can't wait to try it out, perhaps you could send your mate to help set it up?
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Thank you Don1500, awesome picture ! Is that your ride? Looks just like ours though we have the ketch set up, same colors too. Looks like you have have a better quality hammock with the wood braces across the strings. That must be the trick ! Can't wait to try it out, perhaps you could send your mate to help set it up?
Not my mate, previous owner. I'll put up new pictures of the boat as soon as I take command.

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Orrjames: the hammocks with the spreader bars aren't necessarily better quality, just different. In Mexico they mostly use hammocks without spreaders, which allows for more variety in seating positions (some learning required). It also wraps around more so is more secure. But you may prefer the spreader system as you are more on top than wrapped in the hammock. Try them both first.

As for quality it can vary widely. There is a lot of cheap crap out there, and you won't want them. I went with a synthetic material so I don't have mildew problems in storage. Cheap hammocks tend not to be wide enough or have a tight weave. Take a look at the photo on left to see how dense the netting should be. Even with the spreader bars a tighter spacing on the net is more comfortable.

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Orrjames: the hammocks with the spreader bars aren't necessarily better quality, just different. In Mexico they mostly use hammocks without spreaders, which allows for more variety in seating positions (some learning required). It also wraps around more so is more secure. But you may prefer the spreader system as you are more on top than wrapped in the hammock. Try them both first.

As for quality it can vary widely. There is a lot of cheap crap out there, and you won't want them. I went with a synthetic material so I don't have mildew problems in storage. Cheap hammocks tend not to be wide enough or have a tight weave. Take a look at the photo on left to see how dense the netting should be. Even with the spreader bars a tighter spacing on the net is more comfortable.

Sorry if TMI...
Great info!
Years ago, we had a couple of hammocks, on our Cal 3-30, that we picked-up in Ensenada. Just the cheaper kind, but worked well enough that we were planning to go find some more when we arrive in Ensenada. I'll have to look around for some with tighter weave, as you mention. At least 1 good hammock, preferably 2, should be essential equipment for cruisers!
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