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Old 13-04-2012, 03:56   #46
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If I win the lottery (plus lalaland items)

a boat that sprouts an extra hull just as the anchor digs in
A larger boat to start with to put all the bits and pieces on. Say 45 ish feet or so
bow babes
Catherine Zeta-Jones
CNC rig
Distillery
Forge
Harem
helicopter pad
hydrogen fuel cell
Hydroponic garden
infinite life, heavy duty super slick, self cleaning BOTTOM PAINT !!!
items from the Hustler store for those windless days in the south pacific – (can also double as emergency flotation device)
jet skis
Massage therapist
Microscope
Mini submarine


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Nigel1, What for the ship canal ?
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Old 13-04-2012, 05:18   #48
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V3

I think most of these are doable / have been done.........(albeit probably not all on one boat! - although RaySea Lady probably comes closest!)

Very Nice to Have (plus luxuries & toys)

9'4 avon with a 3.5hp nissan engine.
banda ancha or some way to receive internetz on board for not too much money
10” Brass Bell
12" Waterproof fold-out/hidden display in the cockpit.
12-gallon water heater with anti-scald system
2 - Sterling 210 Amp 12V smart chargers. One on each drive engine and utilizes both 130 amp Alternators to charge engine, house, and thruster batteries while en route.
2- Back up TV monitor camera
2 XL Box Anchors for use at Stern.
20 Gal. Hot water Heater.
20" stainless steel tilt steering wheel with Edson steering ball
20KW diesel DC charging only gen-set. No AC, less weight, very efficient
23 life jackets and PFD’s
24” Life Ring
240V, 110V, 12V
26" touchscreen chartplotter/radar/ multifunction display/ internet ready with sat data connection of course. (one inside and one outside)
3 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors
3 Lit staircases
3 Reverse Cycle Heat/Air - 48,000 BTU
3000 watt Heart Interface Xantrex Inverter/charger New 2009. with xantrex gauges and dual echo chargers for all batteries.
4800 watt 120/240VAC inverter, 48 volt input.
A Woman
AGM batteries
Aircon
Air-Sep units on Drive Engines.
AIS+radar+integrated nav system with wireless autopilot control
Algae X on each Drive engine
All chain Anchor rode for primary
All waterproof / ruggedized computers and phones
All wireless instruments.
Anchor safety chain Lock to relieve pressure on Windlass
Arch overhead lights
Armchair
asymmetrical spinnaker (w/ dedicated primary winches)
Automatic air bleeding and Fuel priming/pressurizing system.
automatic fire suppression system in engine room
Back up the 48 VDC electric motors with a 25KW/hr, 48 volt lithium house/propulsion battery bank.
BBQ
Bedroom doors instead of curtains
Beer
Bicycles
bilge alarm + hard-wired CO alarms and smoke detectors in every cabin
Bilge pump indicator lights for all three bilge pump areas.
blender (for those tropical margaritas)
blowers + 24/7 forced-air ventilation system
boom gallows for both booms--with biminis attached for shade,
Bose entertainment system below + separate cockpit surround-sound stereo with satellite radio
Bow and upper deck Mood Lighting
Bow Thruster
Breakfast Bar with two stools.
Built in TV’s in Forward and Aft staterooms, Salon, and upper Deck.
Built-in Can opener
Built-in Coffee maker
Built-in Dishwasher
Built-in Dual ring Range top
built-in electric oil-change pump
Built-in Hot water dispenser
Built-in Splendide Washer/Dryer
Canvas that can convert from full boat canopy down to bimini/dodger, and full cockpit enclosure
Cat
cockpit cushions
Cockpit has retractable shower head and connections for 100 foot shore power cord, cable, and phone and 100 ft dock water hose all wrapped into one sunbrella covered line.
Coffee perculator
Complete set of spare parts
Compressed air
Computer desk, storage cabinet on fly bridge
Corian Countertops
Cork flooring in galley and dinette
Covered Cockpit w/Walk-thru Transom Door
crew (optional, if man is on board),
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Culligan Ultra Violet Light and triple carbon filter Water purification system.
Custom Bow/Beaching Ladder
Custom Circular Seating/Round Table on Top Deck
Custom Draperies, Shams and Bedspreads
Custom quickly accessible large Storage under sundeck for all safety equipment, life jackets etc…
Custom Stainless railing around roof top.
Custom Stainless railing around Sundeck
Custom Stainless steel ladder to roof.
custom-built (walnut) saloon and cockpit tables
davits (+ 10' RIB with 15hp electric start engine)
Deck shower w/instant hot water
Deckchair
Dedicated onboard workshop
De-humidifyer
Digital compass.
Disco lights
Distillery
dodger + bimini + matching weather cloths
Drill press
Drills
dual Racor filtration system
Dual Racor Fuel Filtering System
Ducted Air Conditioning and heating throughout.
Electric halyard winch
Electric windlass
Electronic shift/throttle controls with synchronizer with
Espresso machine
Extra storage for filters and spare parts on shelves behind galley fridge.
Fire Boy Fire Extinguishing System in each engine compartment.
Flo-Scan Diesel Fuel monitoring System with Electronic Tachometers, fuel used, GPH, MPG indicators and Hour meters
Forward deck sun cushions.
Forward looking Sonar
Four 12 x 30 Fenders with covers.
Fresh Brazilian veggies for the vegan lady visitors.
freshwater-plumbed electric macerating heads
Full Covered Cockpit w/Walk-Thru Transom Door
Full Fly Bridge and Upper Deck Enclosures
Fully electric galley, induction cook top and 1500 watt rail mounted insulated BBQ. No propane.
Galerider drogue
Garburetor
Generator / whisper gen
Giraffe
Goat
Grilling pod
Grinder
Gulf Coast Fuel polishing system
Guns
HAM SSB with 600 watt solid state amp, have, ready to install.
HD 3D radar
Heater
Hinged doors at both upper deck entrances.
Home theatre Sound system in Salon with Bose speakers with subwoofer for 5.1 sound.
Hot tub!
Hot water shower in head
Hugh, insane size swim step
Hunter Douglas "Dual Light" 3-Way Blinds
Ice
Immarsat fleet broadband
Industrial sewing machine,
in-mast furling
integrated instrumentation: knot log, depth, fish finder, wind instruments
Jigsaw
joy stick control
Kahlenberg Dual Trumpet Horns
Karaoke machine
kvh satellite TV system
Large Anchor sling with large snubbers for overnight anchoring.
Large battery house bank
Large cabinet for bar and additional storage.
large solar bank to run it all
LED lights throughout
Lighted Cedar Lined Hanging Lockers
Lit cockpit
Lower Helm Station in Salon
Macerator pump on oversized black water tank.
Massively oversized Anchor(s)
Maxwell 3500 Windlass & 200' of 3/8 Galvanized Chain
Micro brewery
Microwave
Motorbike?!
No Ladders - gentle Wide Steps
One of the 4 SMG 50's when they hit the used market.
oversize Edson access wheel with elk-hide cover
Ozone Air Purification System
Parrot
Pirate Flag
plumbed dish-drying locker with built-in ventilation fan
Plush Carpeting
Power steering
Push button steering
Queen size beds
Quickline 200ft flat line for anchor safety. Stainless steel Reel mounted on bow railing.
quiet generator for the rainy days
Radar / sonar
Radar lowering bracket (Allows lowering Radar unit and over all height by 2 feet, without having to disconnect)
Real drinking glasses
Remote power winch on plough anchor.
Remote Search Light Guest
Remote throttle control with 60 foot cord to move control of throttles and both thrusters to bow or stern for one person docking. This unit allows full control of thrusters, engines and transmissions, not like wireless where you can only control thrusters and transmissions and NOT engine speed.
Retractable Instrument Panel
RIB: Nautica solid bottom wide Rib Inflatable 2003, 10.5 foot with 25hp motor, full helm and seating for 4, with, VHF for communication with mother ship and Garmin 640 land/marine, touch screen Chart plotter.
Rudder position indicators
Rum
Salon & Galley Monitor Camera
Salon flat screen 32", guest and master berth 26" for each, have, ready to install.
Sander
Satphone
Sauna (not as impractical as it sounds!)
Scanmar SOS emergency rudder
SCUBA Gear
Security / Alarm system (Gost)
self-bleeding Turbo diesel
Several reefers and freezers throughout the boat
Shaft spurs
Shakespeare Cruise net unit for always on live internet access (New 2010)
shore-power transformer
Side thrusters
Silent 3K generator w/remote start
Sirocco cabin fans in all cabins
Six 10 x 26 fenders and covers.
Solar Panels (more!)
solar panels + wind generator + computerized charge controllers/battery monitors
solar-powered tiki torches
Spare set of Props, located in custom built steel rack next to galley fridge.
Stainless hardware throughout the boat.
Stainless steel self launching Ultra Anchor- 77 lbs. (35 kg)
stand-alone shower in owner's suite with dedicated gray-water tank
Stern Thruster
Takacat LITE catamaran/tunnel hull dinghy, and electric outboard. 48 volt golf cart charger for dinghy's battery pack.
Tank Watch Alert System
Teak decking
Three way wireless communications for docking etc…
three-blade folding prop
Tides Marine Mainsail Track System
TNT Hydraulic Transom Lift
Toaster oven.
Tools in metric and imperial (and Whitworth?!)
transom shower
Trim Tabs
Twelve Batteries. 3 – Engines, 5 – House, 2 – Bow Thruster, 2 – stern thrusters.
Twin Disc Transmission
twin polycarbonate sea kayaks with carbon-fiber paddles
Two 16 x 48 Heavy duty Inflatable fenders
Two double built-in 10” fender holders on upper deck
Two gliding chairs
Two seat recliner sofa
Two single built-in 10” fender holders in cockpit.
Two stainless steel double 12” fender holders at bow.
Uncovered Sundeck 6’x 7’
Underwater lighting
Vac-U-Flush toilet
variable-speed freshwater pump
Vice
Walk in deepfreeze.
Wall Vac Built in Central Vacuum
Washing Machine
Watermaker and two or more water tanks
well built handsome slightly older man with multiple skills, inclusive of mechanix, electricals and electronix,
wifi and amp
Windlass foot switch on deck and panel switches at helm.
Wine refrigerator end table and a two drawer file end table.
Wipers, 3 on lower level, 2 on fly bridge
Xantrex gauging for house batteries and Inverter, amp usage, voltage, amp hours left on batteries etc…
Xantrex trickle charger gauging to indicate condition of engine batteries and dinghy batteries at the control panel

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Three staircases ? Are you planning a remake of " Gone With The Wind " ?

" DOJ, DOJ ! Where shall I go ? What shall I do ?

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. "

I think you're on to something.
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Old 13-04-2012, 06:12   #49
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Three staircases ? Are you planning a remake of " Gone With The Wind " ?
I am guessing that was written by someone with more than 30' of boat......and more than one storey high!
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Three staircases ? Are you planning a remake of " Gone With The Wind " ?

" DOJ, DOJ ! Where shall I go ? What shall I do ?

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. "

I think you're on to something.
For sure, one to starboard, one to port and one from the cockpit, and yes, my wife wears her curtain rod outfit all the time...
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LED cabin lighting is next.
expen$ive.
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Nigel1, What for the ship canal ?


I'll let you have it for £10,000, I'm bored with it now.
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If I win the lottery (plus lalaland items)

a boat that sprouts an extra hull just as the anchor digs in
A larger boat to start with to put all the bits and pieces on. Say 45 ish feet or so
bow babes
Catherine Zeta-Jones
CNC rig
Distillery
Forge
Harem
helicopter pad
hydrogen fuel cell
Hydroponic garden
infinite life, heavy duty super slick, self cleaning BOTTOM PAINT !!!
items from the Hustler store for those windless days in the south pacific – (can also double as emergency flotation device)
jet skis
Massage therapist
Microscope
Mini submarine


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With all the stuff you have on this and the previous list, You will need the Mini sub just to look at your boat on the bottom, of the sea,
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Whitworth is a thread size, SAE, UNC, UNF, Cycle Thread, Etc,
It is also an Imperial measurement,
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an engine room with a workshop
watertight dog doors and covered ports that you find on a ship
bathtub
walk in freezer
sat internet
200 gallon per hour water maker
twin helms
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*looks around*

- robot vacuum cleaner

- computer projector with Apple TV attached to stream rock concert videos of Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones from the computer and project those while underway at night onto the main sail !!

- streaming audio system with high powered speakers in multiple zones all around the boat incl. outside so that you get the sound with the projection in the sails while underway.

- microwave oven

- female nurse to help you recover the morning after the wild parties.


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an engine room with a workshop
yeah. with an actual bench vice.
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Ok, here is where we are at so far........

V2

Bicycles
Motorbike?!
Coffee perculator
Washing Machine
Real drinking glasses
Satphone
BBQ
Dedicated onboard workshop
Vice
Drill press
Compressed air
240V, 110V, 12V
Forge
Industrial sewing machine,
CNC rig
Jigsaw
Sander
Grinder
Drills
Microscope
Tools in metric and imperial (and Whitworth?!)
Complete set of spare parts
Rum
Beer
A Woman
kvh satelite tv system
Immarsat fleet broadband
Walk in deepfreeze.
Generator / whisper gen
Sauna (not as impractical as it sounds!)
Karaoke machine
Disco lights
Distillery
Hydroponic garden
Mini submarine
Massage therapist
Distillery
Micro brewery
Heater
Aircon
SCUBA Gear

To be continued.........

A woman? just one, not one metric and one imperial
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OK, I've seen espresso machine mentioned in only one post so far. I researched espresso makers up the wazhoo for the most efficient unit given my space and energy constraints. This is what I ended up purchasing:



It takes less than 2 minutes to heat up and pulls the most amazing shot of espresso. I manage an artisan coffee roastery and coffee house; and the espresso shots this unit pulls are superior to the $14,000 La Pavoni machine we have. One shot of espresso uses 6 amp hours and a latte uses about 9 amp hours. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a (properly made) latte or cappuccino at the anchorage!
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