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Old 02-02-2014, 06:19   #91
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

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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.
Good grief Doc....here I was thinking it just from being tired after all that fun!
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Vasco said in regard to Singlehanding that you " need" a partner to share experiences. If you are a single handler then you have learned to enjoy on your own, though if the right partner in the right frame of mind came along it could enhance the experience.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:29   #93
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I'm not judgmental generally but over the many years I've been around cruising I have met a ton of single handers, they are a unique breed and don't tend to attract others to them. I guess this all makes sense as they tend to enjoy their own company much better than others.
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Just gave two of them away last year. They're not that comfortable and took up too much storage space. I think the guy I gave them to had to throw them out, his wife didn't like them.

I almost mentioned these on the thread about stuff on your boat you want to get rid of. I will give them another season.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:50   #95
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Are you a still officially a single hander if you have a dog onboard?

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Are you a still officially a single hander if you have a dog onboard?

yes unless you start referring to your dog as your "partner".

but we drift I hope
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Coffee, let me tell you l love my coffee. The other day we were visiting friends on their boat I was asked how many sugers and I said 2 the wife said no, he'll have one. I said I always have 2. She said not for the last couple of years. Who would have thunk.

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Thought it was Newcastle. With my luck the miners would always be on strike or the government would have shut the mines down. Always carry what you need aboard.
It is 'Coals to Newcastle' but figured as there's a lot of you furriner types on here some may not get it..
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Not sure if this fits, "Important but not much talked about", but how about Clothing?
More a question here than an answer...
On the boat. High tech fabrics? Hats?
How about 'shore clothes' or 'check-in' with officialdom clothes...guayaberra with slacks and leather shoes? A soccer jersey if you're anywhere but the USA...
Anything in the clothing category that anyone is compelled to speak to?
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On a hot day when you haven't had one for a long time; a "pissy" beer is pretty good and I would consider having a few around as important.

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Maybe I will have a single glass of champagne New Year's Eve but that is about the extent of my alcohol consumption. On the other hand I carry a couple of cases of Bud and probably $US100 worth of cheap rum or the like. Frequently a commercial fishing boat will pull up and ask if I want to trade for lobster, shrimp, or fish. While I do not smoke I also have a couple of cartons of cigarettes for the same purpose. Same for generic Neosporin ointment.

Trading goods are often more valuable than money once you get away from Walmarts.
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Not sure if this fits, "Important but not much talked about", but how about Clothing?
Clothing fits the thread!! One of the only things I asked for for Christmas were some shorts/swim trunks that died quick.
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It is 'Coals to Newcastle' but figured as there's a lot of you furriner types on here some may not get it..

in the bahamas they say 'you don't bring sand to the beach'.

think i prefer sand to coal....
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A great low cost bar with cold beer, big screen and munchies to watch the Super Bowl

VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT
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coffee....yet again.. usa IMPORTS beans to roast poorly in seattle and sell bitter crunchy coffee at hyper-inflated prices to folks who pretend to be coffee snobs...lol
..no thankyou..
i buy beans from the location in which they are grown with a MUCH better result. thankyou but no usa coffee is any good..it all sucks.
as for partners...not necessary but enjoyed if found.
and i have at least 4 places i know of that want me to watch sooperbole there, but i aint gonna. yes all have big screen, and one has the annual pig roast..yes i will miss that also. but i wont miss it.lol
i just wont be there.
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