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Old 02-02-2014, 11:07   #106
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Mattress....!!?
Whats that...??
It's a hard life, innit? Now fetch me a rum, please.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:10   #107
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yes unless you start referring to your dog as your "partner".

but we drift I hope
No pun intended but is it possible to train a dog to be an effective "watch dog"... Barking at sea only when another vessel was on a close CPA?
I think I would like that
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:11   #108
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Froli mattress system is great. Our little Magma kettle grill has worked in 25 kts-plus in the driving rain (Why I was using it, I don't know. Alcohol...) My wife pushed to get an electric, macerating, push-button head, and that thing really does make life much more pleasant.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:00   #109
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GARBAGE!!
We don't talk about those situations when you are offshore and the maggots start to break thru the plastic bags because someone was too lazy to clean and seperarte the leftovers.
What do you do?

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if it'll feed maggots, it'll feed fishes so it goes overboard. Plastic, non-bio goes in the aft hatch, at sea i average 1 small shopping bag per week.
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Old 04-02-2014, 19:39   #110
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if it'll feed maggots, it'll feed fishes so it goes overboard. Plastic, non-bio goes in the aft hatch, at sea i average 1 small shopping bag per week.
We do the same except the plastic, non-bio first goes in a netted sealed and weighted bag. It is either towed or lowered into water at anchor for cleaning.

Then dried before bagging and storing.

Things get smelly very quickly in the Tropics!

I am now finding that waterfront communities are more and more reluctant to take cruisers garbage.
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We. My wife puts all our plastics and non disposable rubbish into a plastic milk bottle. And jams it in using the handle of a wooden spoon.

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beer. we've traveled pretty extensively. i've come to the conclusion that the best beer on this planet is found in a real english pub. in fact, it's so good they can actually serve it at near room temperature; ordinary beers have to be served cold in order to numb your taste buds so you can't tell how ordinary it is.

This is more correctly called Ale , good beer tends to be the preserve of some Europeam countries

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We. My wife puts all our plastics and non disposable rubbish into a plastic milk bottle. And jams it in using the handle of a wooden spoon.

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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

Most of the subjects mentioned have been discussed under the forums of: food/drink, live aboard, recreations/entertainment. women, and pets. My wife and I have over the years addressed each/most items.


The one we have not come to a satisfactory solution is garbage. Presently we have a fill size plastic garbage can on the stern deck, that can last us up to 2 weeks. If we start being away from the dock for more than a week or two, we will install a trash compactor. Many long range boats have trash compactors as standard equipment. You can just see the blue lid behind my wifes rocking chair.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:53   #115
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We feed the fish. The plastic and beer cans we burn on deserted beaches. First time we did this I was surprised how easy it is to burn beer cans. Now regular cans don't burn, we don't have many of those.
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Good crew and shipmates!

Those that pull their weight and are tolerant of my oft told "almost true stories".

" And, all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover"_____John Masefield


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How about a great attitude when the weather sucks, the bugs are biting (but the fish aren't), the wind isn't blowing, you're sick.....etc?

Having a great attitude makes everything better and is way better on those around you than Mr. Grumpy Pants.
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Attitude. The difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
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Attitude. The difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
Exactly! I'm going to remember that one.
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That one has been around for many years. Anyone know where it originated?
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