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Old 07-06-2013, 20:10   #241
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Yeah I'm the same and I'm really just shooting the bull on this topic, I know it's often hard to read tone through the Internet.

It's weird because I never saw their englinless status as something they stated anymore than other aspects of their boat (like a bonneted jib). But for whatever reason the engine one just seems to get the most resonation.
I thought it was the bathtub instead of an engine, If we replaced our engine with a bathtub it would be pretty luxurious, full keel and all.
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Yes, I think that is what the Pardeys have done on their newer boat as well.

You know, I don't begrudge them anything, for they are accomplished cruisers and Larry is an excellent shipwright. I just got tired of their engineless preaching contrasted with frequent references to getting towed.

We've done some engineless miles over the years, and lived to tell the tale, but I'd never want to go cruising with no form of auxiliary power... at least in a boat over about 30 feet at the largest.

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My feelings exactly and could not have said it better. Do not disagree with the negatives of having an engine described by L&L: expensive, noisy, smelly, heavy, large, time consuming BUT there are some things that you can't do and some places you can't go without an engine. On long passages where you have to cross an area of calm or light winds an engine can save you days or weeks getting back to an area with wind. I added up the pros and cons and voted engine with no question.

Primitive is great for some but for me I'm very happy with the ease and comforts I get from 21st century technology. Sure comes with a cost but what doesn't?
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TV is another thing that I would never have on my boat although I have watched DVD's on my laptop a time or two.
I've got a $20 TV stick for my laptop. Nice way to while away the occasional sleepless evening, but I don't use it often. It also doubles as a weather map receiver, via a ham downconverter.
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L and L and I are the same age. I've read all their stuff. I love 'em.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

Some people may think it's necessary and others may not but I just tossed out the head/holding tank. Good thing too. I found a big hole in the back of the holding tank in a spot that could not be inspected. Good thing I didn't try using it.

But I do plan to install an Airhead whenever funds are available.
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It is gone and the boat is lighter.
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Microwave, jacket and tie, Bruce anchor (mods - this is NOT an anchor thread). I'm contemplating tossing the computer so I can get some work done.
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I tossed off a Jimmy Buffett book 100 miles of the Gulf de Fonseca. No one should ever suffer from such literature.
In my 40 years on this earth, I have only not finished reading one book after starting it. It's just a thing with me, I start a book, I finish it. Except one: Where is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffet.

That was absolutely the worst book I have ever read (partially) in my entire life, and I've suffered through some pretty bad ones. I made it about 1/3 of the way through and simply put it down.

His music, meh, I lived in FL for 7 years, so I like it small doses in the right atmosphere now. Good music, I just was overexposed, kind of like working next to a Chic-Fil-A.
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Cheap wood flute
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2 pairs of fruit of the looms - stained you know where
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My full set of red bands books for world astro navigation my sextant was stolen 10 years ago....lol
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

We purchased the boat and it had all the odds and ends of previous owners. We threw out about 3 trash bags full of things. Should of tried to give them away I suppose, but didn't have the time.

This included mostly bowls, plates, silverware (about 4 sets), glasses, old parts from the boat.

Used Dodgers,

Since we have mostly been adding things to the lower equiped boat.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

What?, toss something overboard?? Never happen, I will always take it off your hands, and if not me, someone else will beat me to it.

Actually I got rid of the marine head, holding tank, thru-hulls and associated hoses and installed a 'Natures head' composting toilet. (Well I didn't really toss them, as they are all in my shed. Any takers?) I have a few other things I may need to get rid of as most are almost as old as me.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

I would have thought of water pressure as a really great thing to have, so I'm surprised to read that many of you would toss it in a heartbeat. Can I ask what the deal-breaker is that moves it from the convenience aisle to the pain-on-the-butt column? Is it mostly useful only for showers, in which case I can see it might not be worth the trouble.
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