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Old 27-11-2014, 22:46   #1
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So on average how many pairs of close do you have on your boat. a weeks worth. less, more. I want to know. I don't have a boat yet but I need to get acclimated to the non materialistic lifestyle. Im so accustom to having stuff I need a base line to get me started .what about other junk. After reading post after post on people selling all there stuff ,I thought what do I really need.I figure if I set my 66 Chevy van up with all the things I would like to have on my boat I can get rid of the rest.

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Old 27-11-2014, 23:38   #2
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Just enough to fill the washer twice. Plus bedding. I have two towels for example.

And as cold air looms I've realized I only have one pair of long pants that are presentable in public. Of course I'm barely presentable in public so....

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Old 28-11-2014, 01:06   #3
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I use the same criteria as when traveling.
In my working wardrobe, I have 8 of everything. On the 7th day I wash the clothes. I have 2 sheets 2 blankets and one sleeping bag. The sleeping bag is in case the bedding does not get dried in one day.

I have more clothes but they are vacuumed packed and come out only when clothes need replacing or I cant wash.
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Old 28-11-2014, 01:41   #4
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I have four of everything...that lasts a month...or two if needs be....

Depends where you are sailing and what you are doing , hot, cold, at sea, in marinas?

Seriously though I carry lots of jocks and not many socks.... a cupla shirts and a hat..

Also three pairs of Jandles... dress, casual, and working.... and a pair of Speedos
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Old 28-11-2014, 03:59   #5
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Nothing drastically different than shore side life.
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Old 28-11-2014, 07:39   #6
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I've got what I personally consider to be a ton of clothes for a boat, but I live in a marina full time and need a variety of clothes for work. When I go cruising most of em go in the storage locker for bonus storage space

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Old 28-11-2014, 07:50   #7
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Re: Clothing optional

I could probably count and answer you but it's like asking how many clothes someone has at home. We each have different needs, wants and habits.

It's nice to be able to go a couple weeks before needing laundry facilities but it's not mandatory. Do you change your clothes every day? Your undies and socks? Do you even wear undies and socks?

You may find that you occasionally need a shirt with a collar and a pair of slacks or shorts (not jeans) to eat in some of the dressier restaurants. Or not.

I think the best plan is to start boating with what you think you will need, then make adjustments based on your own experiences.
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Old 28-11-2014, 08:12   #8
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The marina manager here in STA once said... "you need to be careful to who you chase off the property because the homeless are likely to be better dressed than the cruisers!"
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Old 28-11-2014, 08:22   #9
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Yes I do change every day im a mechanic so my cloths get dirty daily. when its hot I have to change socks every day or I get trench foot. im not a big shorts person might have 3 pair most of my pants are a cintas or kaki type pants. and tshirt or button up.
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Just cowboy boots and a sheepskin jacket.
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Old 28-11-2014, 19:55   #11
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Just cowboy boots and a sheepskin jacket.

Too much information. Lol

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