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Old 10-06-2013, 07:48   #1
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Glass on a Sailboat

I was told absolutely no glass on the boat from my co-owner.(mind you, I found this boat and have been paying slip fees for 3 months before bringing her into the half ownership) I do not like eating or drinking from plastic. I don't think it's healthy and I just don't like the amount of plastic that ends up in our ocean. I feel that if it's is secured during sailing, that a couple of mugs and plates should be fine. Thoughts? BTW, probably buying her out this week since she has become so overbearing in her demands.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:56   #2
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Re: Glass on a sailboat

We've got some glass glasses and corian plates. We also store lots of things in mason jars. This hasn't been a problem yet. Just store everything sensibly.
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Re: Glass on a sailboat

i use glass and i use ceramic and i use.... but my plastic glasses are still unused..
i wrap glass with sox for passages..and i stick the wrapped glass items in my defunct fridge box for stowage and safety....except the butter, which i keep in a formerly laura scudders pb jar--butter separates here--i use glass for it for better flavor...and sox work just fine so far....
i have plastic plates for sammishes at wheel, and i have mikasa soup plates--dang i lost one overboard while doing the dishwashing---forgot tto look in my bucket before i tossed bath water for plates..lol..so i only have 2 left... i use ceramic mugs for my coffee--while under way, if passage is smoothish, i use ceramic under way--if it is rough, i use my stanley ss mugs with lids or my 20 yr old favorite--7-11 mug with a fat bottom fro stability....
i have no crystal nor fancy stuff onboard--fanciest is correlle..lol which i use with plastic cutlery...i also have ball jars for drinking if i wish to dig em out of deep storage of dishware...cabinets closed and locked to prevent spillage, and only coordinated folks need crew with me..\lol
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Hello Michelle! Corelle brand should satisfy your needs; stylish unbreakable dishware and such.
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Buy her out so you do not have remove the items you like onboard.
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Re: Glass on a sailboat

yes buy her/him out---and corelle doesnt make champagne flutes....nor do they make ball jars..those who can do use glass on board.....
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Re: Glass on a sailboat

Have a set of Corelle for my boat.

I have to wonder that your co-owner is dictating to you what you can and cannot do on the boat. Is this a 50/50 deal? What if you made a rule no plastic on the boat? Don't you have equal rights?
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I have no problem with glass or ceramics on board, I mean its your home. Breaking them is no more an issue in your kitchen or your galley.

Life is too short to eat from plastic plates! ( plastic bowls in a gale , Yes of course !!)

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Corelle is NOT unbreakable. It is harder to break but when it does it makes wicket sharp spikes which are much worse than broken glass. Use it with appropriate caution just like glass or ceramic and if it accidentally falls it will probably be ok. Don't use it as if it were unbreakable.
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I have no problem with glass or ceramics on board, I mean its your home. Breaking them is no more an issue in your kitchen or your galley.

Life is too short to eat from plastic plates! ( plastic bowls in a gale , Yes of course !!)

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Hello Michelle! Corelle brand should satisfy your needs; stylish unbreakable dishware and such.
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Corelle can break. It doesn't break as easily as other breakable dishes, but it does need to be secured when you're sailing, or really, at anchor.
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Re: Glass on a sailboat

We started with plastic and found the YUCK factor pretty quickly. We store everything on board so when we're sailing and anchored there is absolutely NO noise. If you do it that way, like zeehag suggested, then you could even use champagne flutes safely! Your boat, your choice, diss the partner, she's crazy.
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We started with plastic and found the YUCK factor pretty quickly. We store everything on board so when we're sailing and anchored there is absolutely NO noise. If you do it that way, like zeehag suggested, then you could even use champagne flutes safely! Your boat, your choice, diss the partner, she's crazy.

A friend of mine who has beloved glass wine glasses made a very clever rack. They hang from the rack, and a bar snaps (via tight fit) over the open side. They hang from their "feet" and have survived a lot of rough water. He made his out of teak and it looks quite nice.
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Instead of buying them out. Why not by a set of hercuglass glasses? Glass and incredibly tough.

Pretty drop proof, a similar technology to gorilla glass.
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I was told absolutely no glass on the boat from my co-owner.(mind you, I found this boat and have been paying slip fees for 3 months before bringing her into the half ownership) I do not like eating or drinking from plastic. I don't think it's healthy and I just don't like the amount of plastic that ends up in our ocean. I feel that if it's is secured during sailing, that a couple of mugs and plates should be fine. Thoughts? BTW, probably buying her out this week since she has become so overbearing in her demands.
Thanks,

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Corelle is great. It's not expensive, and although it's not completely unbreakable, it takes a lot to break it. It's also very thin, so it stores compactly, something I really value in my galley! But if it flies across the cabin it will break, and there will be some nasty glass shards that are completely incompatible with bare feet. I just use lifeline netting, easily put up and removed, to keep things from flying.
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