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Old 01-03-2016, 16:43   #16
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. . . after eating a large comfortable bathroom and a walk-in-closet.
You got me going then, until I spotted the comma at the end of 'eating,'.

{makes note to self, must get new reading glasses before I travel}

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And I also found that in Central American countries missed clean tap water.
If the tapwater is available but isn't clean, an Imperial Berkey with 6 filters fitted, will clean up a bit over 16 gallons an hour.

Plus of course anywhere there's running fresh water (streams, etc), it won't take that long to fill up the tanks.

It doesn't knock a small watermaker off my future purchase list, but it will tide me over until I can get back to Tellie to pick one up.

You can knock a pretty good shower up with a small, submersible 12v pump, a shower head, a length of hose to connect it to the pump, and a bucket.

Fill the bucket with your ideal mix of hot and cold water, and turn the pump on. Though probably not best to do while still fully clothed, unless you want to wash your clothes at the same time (that works too, but a very big bucket is in order then).

Absent a pump and shower head, a cup for wetting and rinsing, and a big soft sponge for soapy application, works well enough.

eta: Oh almost forgot! Luxuries! Marmalade and Marmite (in good news, Walmart does both, so I can stock up). Essential basics = vast quantities of Typhoo teabags.
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Old 01-03-2016, 16:50   #17
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Your luxury list starts with a boat not a floating tent!
Did you just ...
you called my ...
you ...
she's not ...
oh, you ..!

*stomps out of the room* (that sounds so much better then 'angrily clicks mouse')

And nope, didn't get that reference :/
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Old 01-03-2016, 17:48   #18
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*stomps out of the room* (that sounds so much better then 'angrily clicks mouse')

And nope, didn't get that reference :/
How long did the stomping last before you ran out of room

I might tell you if you ask directly, but I'm not sure you can handle it.
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How long did the stomping last before you ran out of room
About 5 steps, hahaha!

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I might tell you if you ask directly, but I'm not sure you can handle it.
We'll find out soon enough if you don't mind posting it. TIA
Or don't, if you think it better.
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Old 01-03-2016, 18:00   #20
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We'll find out soon enough if you don't mind posting it. TIA
Or don't, if you think it better.
Yeah, I am real curious now too.

and to add my own 2 cents to the thread .... a house sized toilet bowl and enough room to park my big fat ass on it in comfort It's on the list (Raritan II)... but I don't yet know if it will fit in the available space (Catalina 36 MKII)
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HD T.V. and HDTV antenna..
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and to add my own 2 cents to the thread .... a house sized toilet bowl and enough room to park my big fat ass on it in comfort It's on the list (Raritan II)... but I don't yet know if it will fit in the available space (Catalina 36 MKII)
That's actually a good item. If you are currently sitting on a smaller one, it will fit the space!
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Ah the modern world. A boat used to be considered a "luxury boat" if it did not require constant bailing to stay afloat?
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Sailorboy here's what should be your nr 1 priority

Go ask Mrs. Sailorboy -"Honey, what one thing (or two or three) luxuries are the most important priorities for you?"

Whatever she says are now your most important priorities.

Having been married for 30 years - (and this is my second marriage) I have learned this the hard way
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Sailorboy here's what should be your nr 1 priority

Go ask Mrs. Sailorboy -"Honey, what one thing (or two or three) luxuries are the most important priorities for you?"

Whatever she says are now your most important priorities.

Having been married for 30 years - (and this is my second marriage) I have learned this the hard way
I know that on my boat to keep the boss happy, one luxury I must invest in is an inverter to power a hair dryer. Thankfully she accepts that the hairdryer will not be as powerful as she has at home, so I might be able to find a lower powered one to reduce the inverter size and cost.
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I know that on my boat to keep the boss happy, one luxury I must invest in is an inverter to power a hair dryer. Thankfully she accepts that the hairdryer will not be as powerful as she has at home, so I might be able to find a lower powered one to reduce the inverter size and cost.
I mounted a 1600 watt - naturally my wife has one that is 2000 watt , although she accepts she has to use it at half power
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Inverter isn't the issue, go ahead and get a big one. It's the battery bank
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I mounted a 1600 watt - naturally my wife has one that is 2000 watt , although she accepts she has to use it at half power
I think my GF has 2000w also, and she never uses full heat. I don't think she will like it if it was to die because of the marine environment, so we will buy one for the boat.

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Inverter isn't the issue, go ahead and get a big one. It's the battery bank
The problem is probably both I have a 440ah battery bank which I think should be ok for a short session. Luckily she has short hair.

Worst case, we run the motor when drying the hair as we probably need to heat up a new batch of water after the showers.
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If I can have plenty of hot water I bet I can power a hair dryer

BTW some of you have a pretty high maintenance wife. I would think she would have given you lots of luxury ideas to pass along.
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If I can have plenty of hot water I bet I can power a hair dryer

BTW some of you have a pretty high maintenance wife. I would think she would have given you lots of luxury ideas to pass along.
Nah, not $high$ maintenance but yachting is totally new to her, so a comfort item like a hairdryer allows me to keep her happy to live onboard cruising which in turn allows me to sail for longer. It also allows me to anchor out rather than regularly visiting marinas for power.
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