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Old 12-01-2013, 18:58   #31
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Re: Sleeping on your Boat on the Hard

Been there, done that. It makes sense. Put the savings into some fun boat stuff.
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Lash, lash,lash, that ladder. I was too stupid and broke 3 ribs near the spine and spent months of a painful recovery. The only other problem was the amounts of mosquitos and trying to sleep with mosquito coils was awful. It sure does save lots of money._______Grant.
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For the guys, a 2 liter apple juice jug or fruit juice jug makes a handy container. I have dozens of them on the boat for all sorts of things. That is just one of them.

As for neutralizing urine, try ammonia bleach. Read that somewhere a year or so ago. cap full into the bottle.
apple juice containers , no no no , the possibilities of mis identification don't bear thinking about lol

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Old 12-01-2013, 23:05   #34
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Take the spout out of a laundry detergent bottle, will fit any man.
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Old 12-01-2013, 23:11   #35
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apple juice containers , no no no , the possibilities of mis identification don't bear thinking about lol
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Reminds me of the scene in the movie 'My sister's keeper' where a kid frustrated by hospital routine substitutes apple juice for urine and shocks her nurse when she drinks it.
Apple juice hasn't looked the same to me since
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Old 13-01-2013, 00:10   #36
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Re: Sleeping on your Boat on the Hard

Thus far, ive slept aboard for coming up two years.

This is a luxury trailer with no wheels. Its got everything I need.

Ive built a decent stairway and platform all round the stern, water from an outside tap is permanantly plumbed in, shore power too and i empty the holding tank once every 8 weeks via a long hose into fields on a rainy day.

Its a most perfect solution to living as I have a workshop along side, log store, car parking etc, not to mention the fields and woods in which to shoot.

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Re: Sleeping on your Boat on the Hard

Like everyone else...I've done it too. Getting ready now for a haul out this spring for hopefully a week. Just remember when you get up during the night and not fully awake, don't step off the boat thinking you are still at the dock. It's a long ways down...
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Old 13-01-2013, 02:36   #38
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Re: Sleeping on your Boat on the Hard

LOL. Thanks for all the stories!

I'm now several days into it. It's weird. Like sleeping in some kind of weird treehouse. My central heating works so I'm plenty warm enough. The plumbing system has been winterized, however, excepting only the gray water system, so brushing teeth is done with bottled water.

I'm just a couple of steps from the shower block at Cowes so morning ablutions are not really any problem. I make coffee on board, but otherwise take all my meals at the Fountain Inn. So all in all it's worked out pretty well, and I have saved a lot of money, and have saved a lot of time getting back and forth to the boat. The marina guys are ever helpful and cheerful (did I mention that this is possibly the friendliest marina in the world).

I'm getting used to running up and down the ladder. It helps a lot that I have my bathing platform down, which reduces the ladder climb by at least a meter, making it much less terrifying. I have rigged a block and tackle for hauling stuff up and down with the help of an electric winch.
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Been there, done that. It makes sense. Put the savings into some fun boat stuff.
I just blew $20k on new electronics, so the savings were blown before I even started!

I'm now installing them.
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