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Old 16-05-2013, 09:06   #151
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I'm calling BS. New-fangled cans have pulltabs.
They have cans without pull tabs still? What is this? 1940?
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:40   #152
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

I ditched the loo before it was installed and the boat isnt even launched yet.
I succumbed to the compost dunny craze, so the Jabsco is still in its box unused.

Anyone want a manual pump jabsco? Cheap. Have to come pick up though.
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Old 16-05-2013, 10:24   #153
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I doubt anybody laying on their deathbed says, "I wish I had worked more and enjoyed life less."
Depends I guess on whether they have health insurance or not........
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Old 16-05-2013, 15:57   #154
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I doubt we'll take many of the sailing books with us. Mostly field guides, and maybe a copy of each of my own books. How's that for ego?

Is that so you can remember "back before I lost my mind".
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Old 16-05-2013, 16:31   #155
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Ref: Jedi's comment on the P38 can opener I found a package (lost all my Vietnam era ones years ago) of two of them in an old hardware store. Bought them for bike motorcycle trip and for the boat.they are made in Canada.Black beans and rice still don't come in a tabbed can.
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Old 16-05-2013, 16:34   #156
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Bash-the only problem with re-reading your own books, is you spend all your time taking notes on improvements/updates for the next edition!
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Old 16-05-2013, 17:08   #157
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Things I have tossed? The forward head. Project is still ongoing and not without some major headaches but the V berth cabin already looks and feels 100 times better!
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Old 16-05-2013, 19:45   #158
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Just scrubbed the waterline. There is four inches of antifoul showing all the way around. When I bought her the PO had no antifoul showing. By my calculation that might be 3 TONS of useless junk gone. We are doing all the same fun stuff...cruising. Got a few thousand cash for some of it. I'd guess a half ton came off the rails alone ... Garlic press, fish finder, paper charts, rusty chain...
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Old 16-05-2013, 20:21   #159
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

Well, the waterline... that's long gone.

And, most important of all, the realization that perfection is the enemy of good enough. My boat is just that -- a boat. She's not a yacht and though I might wish on occasion that her pieces were nicer/prettier/better, Seaweed is nonetheless my home. She's comfortable. So, what I suggest new folks do is toss away the idea that everything you do has to be perfect. It doesn't -- and those things that aren't done to exacting standards can be upgraded down the line.

Have fun. I am!
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Old 16-05-2013, 21:42   #160
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when are you sailing away? we go may 2015 or latest may 2016
I get a sabbatical every three years, and I've got two more sabbatical cycles to go.
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Old 16-05-2013, 21:49   #161
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Is that so you can remember "back before I lost my mind".
Just trying to keep track of what I think about things.

It gets bad when a student quotes what you wrote in the last book to prove that what you said in the last lecture was wrong. Hard to change your mind when you're in print.
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Lassie, I know - I guess I'm just old fashioned (or just plain old). I will end up with kindle, but holding a book is a joy. The same as reading a print newspaper in the morning. Somehow it just more restful.

Od books carry the marks of many years usage and reading. I guess it is like my old leather attaché. I've had it for almost 30 years and it has traveled the world with me. It has a multitude of scratches, coffee stains from when I've used it as a table, divers other marks that I can't remember how they got there.

There is no way I will ever change that attaché out. It has become an old friend. As have some of my books, that I have read and reread many times

Maybe I'll just buy a bigger boat

No, not old fashioned or old ... There are just some old friends we need to bring with us. Like Lassie, I have embraced the techno world and have replaced most of my books on Kindle for the iPad. But as we were getting ready to leave and finding new homes (donating) all of our stuff (which included hundreds/thousands(?) of books), there were just somethings we couldn't leave behind. For my husband it was his old leather attaché, we have no use for it now but we brought it with us, this old friend just could not be left behind.

For me, it was a 1973 romance novel my mom gave me when I was 19. I am dyslexic, I had a hard time in school because of it, reading was not something I wanted to spend much time doing. That book changed my life and opened up my world -- it was responsible for me believing I might really be smart enough to go to college when I was 33 and then graduating with an M.Arch. six years later. The book was 'Wicked Loving Lies' by Rosemary Rogers and it sits on the shelf (on my side of the bed) above the v-berth along with several dozen more (not all romances) we couldn't leave behind.

Kindle editions are great, but they cannot replace everything!

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I ditched the loo before it was installed and the boat isnt even launched yet.
I succumbed to the compost dunny craze, so the Jabsco is still in its box unused.

Anyone want a manual pump jabsco? Cheap. Have to come pick up though.
Might be hard even to give it away.
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No, not old fashioned or old ... There are just some old friends we need to bring with us. Like Lassie, I have embraced the techno world and have replaced most of my books on Kindle for the iPad. But as we were getting ready to leave and finding new homes (donating) all of our stuff (which included hundreds/thousands(?) of books), there were just somethings we couldn't leave behind. For my husband it was his old leather attaché, we have no use for it now but we brought it with us, this old friend just could not be left behind.


Kindle editions are great, but they cannot replace everything!

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Thank you Robyn,

MY old leather attaché has been through too much with me to just be thrown away or even sold. I'll just have to find a place for on board (sigh - more stuff )
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Old 17-05-2013, 07:50   #165
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MY old leather attaché has been through too much with me to just be thrown away or even sold. I'll just have to find a place for on board (sigh - more stuff )
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Every item on board needs to earn its keep. Sentimentality just weighs you down. If in doubt, throw it out (or better still donate it to someone who may get some use and pleasure out of it). It is extraordinarily freeing!

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