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Old 10-02-2014, 13:40   #151
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Old 10-02-2014, 13:41   #152
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Sorry about the thread drift. I apologise to you all.
Lets get back to the thread.
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Old 10-02-2014, 14:16   #153
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We spend a lot of time talking about important things like rigging, engines, etc. etc.

But little really about important things that have MAJOR impact on life on a boat that aren't a "system". So lets talk more about those unspoken important things.
Because I think most have lost the subject under discussion.

I think the bimini or other cockpit protection from the sun doesn't get a lot of discussion. Last year I discovered that my sail cover drags on a couple of the spots on mine and resulted in wear. I now lift the boom up with my halyard when putting away so that there can not be any rubbing.

I also learned that there are sprays that you can use on your bimini that increase the UV protection. How come there isn't more discussion about this as talk about the cost savings potential!
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Old 10-02-2014, 16:11   #154
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Because I think most have lost the subject under discussion.

I think the bimini or other cockpit protection from the sun doesn't get a lot of discussion. Last year I discovered that my sail cover drags on a couple of the spots on mine and resulted in wear. I now lift the boom up with my halyard when putting away so that there can not be any rubbing.

I also learned that there are sprays that you can use on your bimini that increase the UV protection. How come there isn't more discussion about this as talk about the cost savings potential!
I'm going to broaden the subject then since you mentioned the bimini. SUN PROTECTION. Bimini. Lotion. Top. Clothes. Whatever form it takes. We are both fair skinned and because of our time on the water plus living in Florida plus having a pool we are tanned. However, if we were not careful we would be getting many times more sun with all the potential effects that can have later in life. Would we like it if we could just ignore the risk and spend all the time in the open under the sun? Definitely. But that's not a healthy approach and I've known several who have suffered the consequences and now can't even enjoy moderate sun.
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Old 10-02-2014, 16:39   #155
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sun shade. dodger bimini..all the items club sailors denigrate. most important.
will save you from cancers.
i use mix n match..old sails..whatever to keep me out of direct sun. while anchored or when sailing..both. sun is not our friend
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Old 10-02-2014, 19:47   #156
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Biminis and sun protection... crucial in the Tropics...
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I also learned that there are sprays that you can use on your bimini that increase the UV protection. How come there isn't more discussion about this as talk about the cost savings potential!
Some people are wealthy and can buy new every year...?

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I'm going to broaden the subject then since you mentioned the bimini. SUN PROTECTION. Bimini. Lotion. Top. Clothes. Whatever form it takes. We are both fair skinned and because of our time on the water plus living in Florida plus having a pool we are tanned. However, if we were not careful we would be getting many times more sun with all the potential effects that can have later in life. Would we like it if we could just ignore the risk and spend all the time in the open under the sun? Definitely. But that's not a healthy approach and I've known several who have suffered the consequences and now can't even enjoy moderate sun.
Do you do EVERYTHING thats healthy, yet do NOTHING that is UNHEALTHY??

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sun shade. dodger bimini..all the items club sailors denigrate. most important.
will save you from cancers.
i use mix n match..old sails..whatever to keep me out of direct sun. while anchored or when sailing..both. sun is not our friend
UM...The sun IS our friend.....For without the sun we would....


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Do you do EVERYTHING thats healthy, yet do NOTHING that is UNHEALTHY??

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Wifey B: Actually we do lead a pretty healthy life style. Everything might be a bit too far but if it's going to be unhealthy then it better really be worth it. Besides, we like putting sun tan lotion all over each other.

Now you can only guess what we do unhealthy.....well, eat steak.....um......and......um....omg can't say that.....um...

But seriously we do try to lead healthy lives.
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it's going to be unhealthy then it better really be worth it

almost everything unhealthy is worth it
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Humphrey Bogart said it best: "...everything I have always wanted was against the law...my only crime was getting caught..."

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I'll second the comfy cockpit cushions. They're critical, as is a good mattress, coffee and binoculars. We're also Nespresso fans. No fuss; no muss, and the pods aren't that much more expensive than a good grind. Plus you can get refillable pods now which aids with the garbage issue.

I don't think anyone has mentioned good knives yet. Of course we have some on our boat, but we have friends who pack their own knives (in the checked luggage) if they're going to be on a charter boat where the galley equipment is usually not worth a darn.

PS, & I agree about finding a good coffee in the US--it's very difficult--even more so than finding a good beer!
Tim Hortons almost available everywhere!
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Actually what nobody has said so far is a good partner. Cruising without one is not the same. You need someone to enjoy it with. I cannot understand singlehanders. With apologies to MarkJ on Sealife who currently sails on his own but isn't really a singlehander.
Your absolutly right!!!! whether or not it's your signifigant other or a good friend to share it with
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