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Old 21-03-2013, 21:34   #106
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Pretty! Would love to see more pics. The best of both worlds.
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Old 21-03-2013, 22:12   #107
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

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Hi, everyone,

It seems to me that in a couples situation, the one who knows more about what makes boats sail well and be safe at sea is the one who should have more weight on his or her input to the boat choice. Ultimately, I think most women who are interested to go sailing or become long term cruisers would agree.....
.....And yes, making the "right" choice of partner is way important. It's different for those who get to choose a second partner. If you are a person with a partner whom you love, and want to successfully interest them in sailing, you will be most successful if you set it up for them to enjoy the experiences. This means facing up to the needs of the partner. What I have written here uses non gender-specific wording for a reason: I really think the gender is irrelevant to the principle.

My 0.02 centimes (as Boatman 61 also wrote) .

Ann Cate, living aboard and still cruising Insatiable II
I agree with Ann. It is not a PC thing but an important initial decision which should be weighted towards the person with the most experience and commitment.

In my case… the boat and my pelagic lifestyle predated relationships, so it was an obvious stated condition when discussing a serious relationship with a girl.

I found that while attracted to the idea of cruising, some could not come to grips with the reality of boat compromises after one or two years. If you also happen to have the resources to offer them a comfortable life in the suburbs and trade down to weekend sailing, that can and did raise its ugly head.

So in choosing your partner, I recommend you let him/her choose what is important to them based on what their dreams and life priorities are.

If they don’t align with yours, the size of boat or color of pillows will not help but will only delay the inevitable.
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Old 21-03-2013, 22:24   #108
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I could bore you with pictures for hours. More photos here: Member Galleries - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery
I love looking at sailing and sailboat pics. They never get old. Thank you for sharing your 'not a man cave' beautiful boat. You might get hailed someday if we cross wakes. I intend to get up to the bridge in the photo in the next few years.

Here is an older pic of my non cave. If I liked caves I'd take up spelunking! This reminds me I need to take some new pics after the snow melts.
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:58   #109
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I like those fishy cushions above the seats near the table! Very inviting!
This thread is turning out to be quite fun! There seems to be a healthy level of admissions around here that, whether it's called a 'cave' or whatever, there's a real need to ensure the Admiral is happy.

Those of us aspiring to some modest level of understanding of what might (!?) keep the admiral happy will include many who now find their caves/vessels decorated with cushions!! Perhaps SaltyMonkey in in this group...or perhaps sailcruiser as well? We're well-and-truly in that group.

The admiral here takes the attractive surroundings theme a step further. She enjoys designing her own cushions...and they are now being enjoyed on more and more vessels! No fishy shapes for us, but plenty of very beautiful nautical images...

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Old 22-03-2013, 09:20   #110
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

See, you can take a man-cave and camouflage it.

@ D & D: Those pillows just brighten up everything! Wonderful.
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Old 22-03-2013, 09:30   #111
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i dunno about seeing sea shells 24/7/365.....nice for a part time cruising life, but,...gimme just plain color---or finger paint..might do that for my next repaint of some of my interior ply surfaces....
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Old 22-03-2013, 09:44   #112
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@zeezee perhaps colorado mountains or mountain goat pillow pictures or piktures of boaty katt!!
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Re: Is a boat a kind of "Man Cave"?

thinking about it some more, I don't think I'm very interested in any boat that the word "cave" applies to
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i find if the scenery is too busy inside boat i wont like it much..i try to keep it simple--but i am getting into this finger paint for color idea---could well work...

those sea shells are pretty---is just me-- i is different than most folks...LOL
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@Don How about Man-Grotto?

@zeezee I think there are finger-paints you can get for making images on clothing.
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@Don How about Man-Grotto?
I'm not sure. The first things that came to mind were beer and rum, both of which were OK with me. But then the thought came of a narrow rocky cliff with waves crashing into, and this one didn't sound as good to me in regard to boats.
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Old 22-03-2013, 11:00   #117
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Guess you are a person with problems with cats and hunters.

Happens.

With such vessels you are getting away from the man cave vessel type and certainly more 2nd half friendly even if at a cost, a good thing but not necessarily for some. There is a review of a Hunter 50 in current Australian Cruising Helmsman magazine, a comfortable roomy vessel to be based in Tasmania.

As previous poster indicated Nicholson 58 indicated some couples wish to spend their retirement vovaging in some comfort not camping, with ability to cater for friends or family for periods. A man cave is not suitable for this.

Not knocking man cave style vessels as they certainly have a place but they are not suitable for all.
Actually, my wife hates Hunters. She doesn't like the external lines of the hull. She says they look too fat.

Point being that your wife's opinion is critical, but don't assume you know what it is until you've sailed a lot of boats together
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smb--i imagine the basic white epoxy paint, dry, then use bright colored latex paints and fingerpaint so the result is a peel away color splash that is changeable when mood strikes, ....or not.....
using gloves, of course...
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My Man Cave



Dunno how the flowers got in there... Must have been the last girl marking her territory?
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Old 22-03-2013, 11:40   #120
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As long as you get that lubly nav station to die for!
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