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Old 17-05-2013, 08:46   #166
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Just yesterday, while celebrating our 43rd anniversary, I asked Nancie, "Where is that letter you wrote to me on the back of the poster of that huge summer of 1969 pop festival?" She reminded me that we ruthlessly tossed it out when we changed boats in 1985. Today, I'd like the letter and the poster, but the loss doesn't weigh me down!
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

i just recently traded my beautiful spinnaker to someone who blew his out while under way---traded for a torqueedo t1003 electric motor for my dinghy...
i traded my spinnaker pole, unused by me and rigged for use, although inneed of re rigging--for work on my boat...lol
i traded some unused pesos for a portable hand held gps back up that only gives numbers so i can keep on keeping on.....and......
i traed a spare cqr, 45 pound and some 3/8 chain to someone in exchange for working on my boat---yes same soul...
and i traded......
i rid my self and boat of items every 3 yrs--if not uysed in 3 yrs--gone. will trade for wtf ....
i ridded my boat of a really old honda generator--2000 wtt.....with some uses disabled--will only charge 110 and will only ...... bu tis still a generator and still able to charge batterioes with a charger...lol or run tools..... for work on my boat....yes i still have a trade-able 800 wtt generator works good....
traded a spare fore staysail for work on my boat.....yes same guy...lol he is an excellent boatwright....

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Old 17-05-2013, 22:03   #168
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My rule of thumb is stricter, anything I did not touch for a year goes. The only exception are tools, if they are in good working order they can stay.
Every now and then i initiate a diet project going through lockers looking for stuff that can be sold donated given or thrown OB.
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Old 17-05-2013, 22:33   #169
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

My first mate tells people that I have
been known to hold up a spoon and say,
"Do we need this aboard?"
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Old 17-05-2013, 22:38   #170
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Good! But you do need one or two spoons aboard. But trim the handles off a bit

My PO had 12 place settings aboard but only 6 plates ??? I don't have 5 friends so I've reduced it to a tidy symmetrical four of everything.
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Good! But you do need one or two spoons aboard. But trim the handles off a bit
There was a funny post here a ways back where a guy mentioned that he used the same plate, cup, and utensils everyday. I'm not far from that. Sometimes it's pork and beans; other times beans with pork. These meals require just a spoon, or in my case, a spork. I don't wash a lot of glasses either, if ya git ma drift.




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There was a funny post here a ways back where a guy mentioned that he used the same plate, cup, and utensils everyday. I'm not far from that. Sometimes it's pork and beans; other times beans with pork. These meals require just a spoon, or in my case, a spork. I don't wash a lot of glasses either, if ya git ma drift.
I like to have four of each onboard. That way I only need to do the dishes once every four days...
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I like to have four of each onboard. That way I only need to do the dishes once every four days...
I'm thinking that is not a high priority for Crabby!
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Good! But you do need one or two spoons aboard. But trim the handles off a bit

My PO had 12 place settings aboard but only 6 plates ??? I don't have 5 friends so I've reduced it to a tidy symmetrical four of everything.
We have service for four and some packs of paper plates, paper cups, and "biodegradable " cutlery. For the few times we entertain it works well.

Most sailors should take the etiquette tip and bring their own flatware and cutlery if showing up enmasse to another vessel.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

For thirty years a wedding gift of a 12 piece setting of china remained within a set of Samsonite luggage in the rafters above my in-laws garage. Twelve years ago we gave this debris to our daughter who was born while we were living aboard in 1976. We have enjoyed a couple of Thankgiving dinners served on these plates, but we have never washed one or stowed it away!
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For thirty years a wedding gift of a 12 piece setting of china remained within a set of Samsonite luggage in the rafters above my in-laws garage. Twelve years ago we gave this debris to our daughter who was born while we were living aboard in 1976. We have enjoyed a couple of Thankgiving dinners served on these plates, but we have never washed one or stowed it away!
We took our 8 settings of Wedgwood with us aboard and have been using it full time since. Why buy plastic when you already have some of the world's best? It survived everthing incl. hurricanes and my clummsy handling. Our guests don't need to bring their sporks and plates... I have never heard about that before.
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Our guests don't need to bring their sporks and plates... I have never heard about that before.
You're in a different boat size and financial bracket. I doubt the Nordhavn crowd is familiar with this practice either.

Just us unwashed proletariat.
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Wasn't Proletariat the last Triple Crown Winner?
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I bet he didn't have to bring his own nosebag when he went out visiting.
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You're in a different boat size and financial bracket. I doubt the Nordhavn crowd is familiar with this practice either.

Just us unwashed proletariat.
Are you serious? We actually spent most of our time with friends who are on low budgets and small boats. Never had to bring my own plates. People with less money just have cheap plates or even plastic or paper plates. Some have very nice China, in their family for ages.
If you can afford your boat, you can afford some $0.50 plates for guests, is what I think.
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