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Old 19-05-2009, 16:19   #16
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If the reports that I have read are true then parts of the Caribbean are already at hot tub temperatures.
So, the solution is simple.
Don't put a hot tub on your boat.
Put your boat in a hot tub.
BWA-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha . . . At last - someone who's thinking outside the . . . er . . . hot tub!

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Old 19-05-2009, 18:54   #17
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I would, by the way, never say that sailing should be an uncomfortable macho endeavor. But really, if extraordinary wife-pleasing measures were not urgently needed, everything which makes it more complicated and more expensive and which -- most of all -- distracts from that magical communion with the sea and with nature -- is just counterproductive.
Very insightful, and IMHO "spot on"

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My wife is an odd case. When we got to our destination and I got the hook down, wiping the sweat off my brow and trying to control my shaking, she said: "That was fun! Now I understand why you like this!"
I disagree, she's just being a typical woman. Which is the main reason why I live by the motto: "Why buy a cow when the price of milk is so cheap!"

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So I can only hope to find some way to bring out the second tendency, while mollifying the first. A seawater jacuzzi might score some points. We'll see.
Personally (and professionally) IMHO I suspect you could get away with a lot less than this costly addition. I'd probe more to gain a better understanding of her "BWC" boundaries, and do more negotiating emphasizing other benefits and yacht amenities rather than investing in this less practical one.
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Old 19-05-2009, 21:34   #18
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Irwin made a few big boats with hot tubs on deck. They are pretty cheap for their size and excellent cruising boats for coastal and Caribe.


This is from an Irwin68 that is for sale Gulf Coast Yacht Sales (St. Petersburg, FL)

Not sure...but the tub may be available in some other models too.
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Old 20-05-2009, 00:57   #19
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There is nothing wrong with living comfortably if you can afford it. Whats it matter if others think that sailing should be an uncomfortable macho endeavor in order to remain "pure"? Let them laugh at you while you and your younger, slender, sexy wife wave back from your hot tub.
wow... that's just wow... ; )
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Old 20-05-2009, 01:13   #20
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The whirlpool under the sole of the new Hunter 50cc got me thinking.

Fast forward 20 years. Most if not all of these boats will have nonfunctioning whirlpool contraptions under the floor in the aft cabin. It will be an item not used but maybe twice. since never really used, it will never get much maintenance. It will sell boats though.

"Hey honey, look it even has a jacuzzi under the floor here"
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Old 20-05-2009, 01:21   #21
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I disagree, she's just being a typical woman. Which is the main reason why I live by the motto: "Why buy a cow when the price of milk is so cheap!"
That is, if it flies, floats or f**ks, etc.

Well let's just say that just like the boat (!), it was not an economics-driven decision.


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Personally (and professionally) IMHO I suspect you could get away with a lot less than this costly addition. I'd probe more to gain a better understanding of her "BWC" boundaries, and do more negotiating emphasizing other benefits and yacht amenities rather than investing in this less practical one.
What are "BWC" boundaries?

I don't know; we don't really negotiate that much, that's not our style. Figuring out something that she would really like, especially if it's impractical, and then just doing it -- that's more like it (and it goes both ways, fortunately ).
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Gunnerís < http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...sailor-28.html > Irwin 61 had a Jacuzzi, which he removed during his extensive re-fit. Heís posted pictures, somewhere in here.
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A friend of mine, an engineer by trade, came up with an ingenious hot tub that he could take on sea kayaking adventures in Alaska. He took a childs inflatable wading pool to serve as the tub, a small copper coil to heat the water, and a small electric pump and solar cell to circulate the water.

At camp he inflates the pool, fills it with water (it tends to be COLD water in these parts), builds a good campfire, puts the copper coil in the fire, sets up the pump and solar cell to circulate the water, and sits back with a drink. After awhile, the water has been circulated through the coils enough that it's toasty warm, and voila! A portable hot tub!

I'm not suggesting you want to build a fire on your deck , but perhaps such a set up could be adapted to a boat? I'm thinking after you anchor up, you fill your dinghy with water, and use the same solar powered pump system to circulate the water. The only thing you need to figure out is some way to heat the water? After a relaxing time in the tub, when you want to set sail again, you just drain the dinghy (thereby avoiding any stability issues), stow the pump, and away you go.
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ANY hot tub is cheaper than a divorce. If she must have comforts and conveniences on board, well, you're not the first. If she is miserable you can bet you'll never be happy either. A big boat with a hot tub sounds nice. I'll never be able to afford one but it sounds nice.
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ANY hot tub is cheaper than a divorce. If she must have comforts and conveniences on board, well, you're not the first. If she is miserable you can bet you'll never be happy either. A big boat with a hot tub sounds nice. I'll never be able to afford one but it sounds nice.

Yes, well, the old joke goes, "Why is divorce so expensive? Answer: Because it's worth it."

In this case it's not a matter of divorce, but rather, going to extensive lengths to make her happy. Marriage involves lots of bribery, most often, when it works (you can also call it "give and take"). I think her tolerating the boat purchase, and my spending a fortune out of our savings, is a really big bribe on her part, to me. So compared to that, a little thing like an un-seamanlike device like a hot tub is very small, so really, really worth it if it has the effect of helping her to enjoy being on board.

So I'm looking at the "Yachtub" as the most realistic variant at the moment. I cringe to think what the boatyard guys are going to say when I ask them to install the heating unit, but again, it's a small price to pay.
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Check out "Soft Tub". They have a 5 ft round unit 100 gal. that has < 100 lb / Sq ft load . Self contained heater. Weighs <100 lbs. empty wiith the motor. I had one for 10 years. I recently saw a powerboat with one on the upper deck. The owner said he put it on to reduce the rolling moment on a seaway.
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