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Old 05-04-2013, 17:09   #31
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Re: cost of cold beer

My dogs love the Tenderloin anyway!
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My dogs love the Tenderloin anyway!
My dog likes tenderlion also ,I mean loin, tenderloin...
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Re: cost of cold beer

Go to the Bahama's and buy your beer and you can most likely break even at just 250 cans! We all know how cheap it is there. My next purchase is a water maker, dollar a gallon in some places is too rich for my blood.
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Too complicated! Not needed. Breaks down. Sorry. Every system you add, you sacrifice your independence. These boats these days are techno nightmares. Start by thinking: could I go cruising on a Hobie cat? No? Buy a fifth wheel and go to a trailer park. Now call that trailer park Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas.

Oh, back to cold beer: Buy some Matusalem Rum, some Mango Tang, and some clear marbles. Now set sail, find a quiet anchorage, set two anchors, put the marbles in a fine glass, add rum and Mango Tang with water, slosh it (it sounds like ice), wait for the green flash!

Oh well.
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The beer I buy is about $8 a gallon.
Pretty amazing figuring the cost of gasoline at half that. The gas starts with crude oil pulled from the ground, loaded and shipped by tanker around the world, unloaded and refined, shipped to a service station by truck and sold there .
The beer is made locally, and is mostly barley hops and water. simply put in a tank and babysat. Ever think about what a ripoff it really is?
i brew my own and it works out to be about 20-25c per quart,not including my time +- 5hours to brew and another hour to bottle, it takes the same amount of time for the breweries on a huge scale,they must make it for a few cents per quart,the biggest increase in price is added by the government (at least here) tax on alcohol is huge
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Oh, back to cold beer: Buy some Matusalem Rum, some Mango Tang, and some clear marbles. Now set sail, find a quiet anchorage, set two anchors, put the marbles in a fine glass, add rum and Mango Tang with water, slosh it (it sounds like ice), wait for the green flash!

Oh well.

No thanks! I'm not really interested in camping on a boat or in drinking anything that is going to result in a "green flash".
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Well, I can not believe I'm going to say this..............te beer is too cold! Water bottles in the frig are also freezing. Had to turn up the temperature, which seems a waste of solar power.
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Errr, ah, it's not the drink, Don, it's why I cruise.
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Re: cost of cold beer

Don ole buddy, I hate to break this to ya, but ya could have saved something like 1450 bucks. A 12VDC digital timer hooked into the fridge circuit allows you to turn on the refrigerator, say 4 hours before you arrive - the beer is now cold.

Ah I hear you say, but I don't know exactly when I will arrive. - Well for about 100 bucks you can buy a little widget that has a phone chip in it. Just call the number and the refrigerator starts - now the beer is cold when you arrive.

Still not good enough? Stop by your local supermarket and buy a case on your way to the boat - now the beer is cold.

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Re: cost of cold beer

But the old beer involves more than just beer. There are other things in the refrigerator that have to be kept cold or hauled back and forth to the boat each time. And then there is the matter of still needing the power to make the beer cold.

Still in the end cold beer is ................. priceless!
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I agree cold beer is priceless (and also a human right). You could, of course, just do what I did. Buy a house with a private dock 25 feet from your kitchen door. Now you always have cold beer, either in the house or on the boat.
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I agree cold beer is priceless (and also a human right). You could, of course, just do what I did. Buy a house with a private dock 25 feet from your kitchen door. Now you always have cold beer, either in the house or on the boat.
I bet the house/dock cost more than the $1600 I spent on the boat solar.
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I bet the house/dock cost more than the $1600 I spent on the boat solar.
A tiny bit - but as you already have noted - cold beer is priceless!
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I dropped around $2000 for my two Kyocera K-135 panels, regulator, wiring, and mounting stuff. But, they are enough to keep my fridge running 24/7 on the hook, and my beer cold. I don't regret it.
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"Some people believe cold beer is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."

apologies to Bill shankly

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