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Old 31-01-2014, 19:06   #31
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

So far we got sleeping, cooking, goofing off on a hammock, reading...

Now… we have to eat. The body does not keep all it ingests, most of it has to be sent out.

We spend lots of money on the head, and constant maintenance, still we only use it for a few minutes, maybe 3 times a day. There is an enclosed room in the boat totally dedicated for those few minutes of purging pleasure. Go figure.

Once off the cost of Brazil I had to have a second person on board and a fisherman came sail with me. For the eight-day passage, I did not see any signs of him using the head… he said it was complicated… I am sure he had “to go” and he did while I was off watch sleeping. Apparently he had a well practised technique because he left no evidence whatsoever.

Mind you, I could not do it using a bucket, and yes, I do have a proper marine head…. ...I cannot live without it, its the way I was brought up I guess. I still think we pay too much attention for such a simple and natural act.
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Old 31-01-2014, 19:26   #32
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So far we got sleeping, cooking, goofing off on a hammock, reading....
Don't forget GARBAGE
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The best coffee is made with a french press. I put grind five tablespoons of whole beans to medium, put the grinds in and then very hot water. Let steep for exactly five minutes then press. If you let it steep to long the coffee will be bitter.
I've got quite a few french presses floating around (glass, plastic and stainless steel). I haven't used any of them since I got a few of these:

Double Walled Plunger Mug - Barista Essentials - Coffee Accessories - The Coffee Company
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A good BBQ unit as it seems I use it for cooking as much as my stove! The one I have just doesn't put enough heat to really sear the outside of a steak. Yes it will cook it, but............ May have to look into the newer infrared red grills.
Here is my new setup. It's a little ripper. Got rid of the $450 Stainless show pony.
Yes it does have a problem in wind but we are working on a shield.
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Before we leave the mattress debate, may I offer an explation of why we sleep so much better on cheap foam in the boat than your best one at home? What makes you uncomfortable is tissue ischemia. When at home it is a trick to keep your muscles and joints perfusing, but on the boat you're rocked back and forth, pumping your tissue full of fresh blood. So you don't hurt, and you sleep well. It works for me.
Thanks for that Mark! I recognized that something was going on and have been writing it off to romantic musings as to why I sleep so well on the boat v. the home mattress.
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A good BBQ unit as it seems I use it for cooking as much as my stove! The one I have just doesn't put enough heat to really sear the outside of a steak. Yes it will cook it, but............ May have to look into the newer infrared red grills.

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BBQ don't work when it's blowing 20kts. We got rid of ours. Got a good cast iron pan. Sears a steak wonderfully.
Weber Q. They will amaze you. Bloody great BBQ, wind doesnt effect them, they dont rust and they double as a great pizza oven (you need a pizza stone). Been using ours for 4 years on the front deck of a beachside house with zero problems. And the steaks are great!
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OOps - looks like hoohaa beat me. Surprised to hear you;ve got wind problems though. HAve you tried putting a boad of some type under your mounting bracket (ie - to simulate a table top). We have zero wind problems with our family Q in pretty much the same environment - the only difference is ours sits on/in the weber chassis - so the very bottom is not as exposed as yours is.
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A GOOD mattress! One that you can sleep on and wake up rested because you didn't end up with sore pressure points, toss all night trying to be comfortable, make you toss the covers off then get them back and stick your leg out to try to control temperature. I bet most people would think of a $1000 mattress, that provides years of good sleep, as just way too much money. But when you think of the amount of use and its' importance you your enjoyment and overall well-being a good mattress is worth a lot more than $1000!
We spent $1100 Cdn at Costco.ca for a king size gel top memory foam matress. It is so good I bought 4 more for my kids (they only got twin size though).

Warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and SOOOO comfortable! Definitely was worth the money.

Lets face it, after 3 years thats only a buck a night.
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

Okay, Pelagic,

Why not pick one of the crew who has good attention to detail to sort out the maggoty stuff from the rest. You only need two bags, and a few paper towels, detergent, and to have your sense of smell shot off in the wars! But almost anyone who has changed diapers could sort it for you. Not saying it's the same smell, but the mind-set that focuses your consciousness on the job not the yucky part thereof.

However, I do agree that good garbage management is important.

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Here is my new setup. It's a little ripper. Got rid of the $450 Stainless show pony.
Yes it does have a problem in wind but we are working on a shield.
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Almost exactly like the one my ex and daughters got me some years ago. Think it's a Weber Q model, very nice durable little BBQ.
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No! They hurt too much when you fall asleep and they hit you in the head.

You've obviously never had an e-reader chucked at you.
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Okay, Pelagic,

Why not pick one of the crew who has good attention to detail to sort out the maggoty stuff from the rest. You only need two bags, and a few paper towels, detergent, and to have your sense of smell shot off in the wars! But almost anyone who has changed diapers could sort it for you. Not saying it's the same smell, but the mind-set that focuses your consciousness on the job not the yucky part thereof.

However, I do agree that good garbage management is important.

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Been there done that on a long trip from Hawaii to Phonpei.

Garbage disposal is becoming more and more of a problem even when seperated.

Communities don't like to accept strangers garbage. And in some islands they just throw it back into the Sea

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A way to make my coffee "just-so".

That, the mattress, and a good duvet.
A Nespresso machine is a foolproof way to solve that problem. Does require an expense supply of capsules, however, but well worth the cost IMHO.

The mattresses which came with my boat are great; no complaints.
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Don't stop there . . . plus garters, stockings, . . .

I agree that good cook wear is very important.

Of course dinner might get burned . . .
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A Nespresso machine is a foolproof way to solve that problem. Does require an expense supply of capsules, however, but well worth the cost IMHO.
Good beans, grinder, hot water and a plunger {with the addition of a tot if the time is right)

Who needs machines and capsules.
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