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Old 20-12-2010, 15:46   #46
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popcorn is great---i need to stock a lot more-- seems to have a shelf life anymore-- wont pop if left open in cabinet by accident for a month..oops.....needs double bagging--i have the perfect pan for popping it...

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Old 20-12-2010, 15:50   #47
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feline critter------ guard animal, warmth, silent alarm..unconditional love...something to talk with when no folks are around .lol...bed warmer....motivator-- he gets me out of bed on COLD mornings to feed him and then i have to do stuff......oh yes--eats leftover fresh fish when crew doesnt eat fishies..LOL....
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1) Squeegie- for after shower, wiping dew off dodger.
2) Shammy- Very useful, bring on dinghy/kayak rides, etc.
3) The wet wipes that go on swiffers, but without the swiffer- to clean floors.
4) Quick-dry towels.
5) Baby Wipes.
6) Shower schrunchie (uses less water/soap).
7) The flexible chopping mats already shown.
8) LOTS of Command Hooks.
9) Anti-slip mats for plates, etc.
10) Zip-ties!
11) Mesh Bags.
12) Dry Bags.
13) Water Hog floor mats.
14) Dehumidifier.
15) Mini-baskets for the fridge for condiments, deli, or whatever.
16) Bota Box o' wine


The first few that came to mind, not in any order.

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Old 20-12-2010, 17:19   #49
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Chamois.Use it to wipe off your decks and they make great towels for the shower.
Just rinse them out and hang up ready for the next shower.Eliminate wet musty towels hanging around your boat.

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Old 20-12-2010, 17:42   #50
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Whasuh Command Hook?

Am I not nautical for not knowing?
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Old 20-12-2010, 17:51   #51
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a super leatherman multi tool!!
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Old 20-12-2010, 18:08   #52
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towels make great boat cleanups. chamois are dead gorgeous animals. not cool. killing pretty critters just for skins has been out of vogue for decades. are you using the fake chamois or the skins?
i find cheap towels dry just fine and do many jobs on board boats. then there are the GOOD towels for bodies...lol i keep 3 of those. i can wrap in them also.
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...........chamois are dead gorgeous animals. not cool. killing pretty critters just for skins has been out of vogue for decades................
I think the consumption of mutton exceeds the chamois demand and many chamois' are conterfited with pig leather. 'still plenty of ham and bacon on the platters. I really don't think they're being killed for their skins like the fur trade, but I do understand the vegetarian that has a compassion for animals. I have a chamois, but then I also have leather chafing gear, shoes and belts....and, I confess, some meat in the freezer. So, the chamois is on my list too. Other gadgets that we can't do without are spring loaded clips. We have them all over clipped under the edges of our bimini. They range from clothes-pins to large springed clips made to hold wood glue projects. We never run out of a need to clip a shade, rain cover, item to dry in the sun......
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Whasuh Command Hook?

Am I not nautical for not knowing?
Nah, you're still nautical, but they are handy. They are plastic hooks of various shapes and sizes that you can put on your wall without the need to drill holes in your wood. They are easily movable, but pretty strong. Here's a few on our boat:


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Thanks. I ususally Google stuff I don't know first. This time I asked first and Googled later. Felt pretty stupid when I saw what they are.

But you have to admit. A COMMAND HOOK sounds pretty serious,.. even nautical.
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But you have to admit. A COMMAND HOOK sounds pretty serious,.. even nautical.
Like a boat hook, but for emergencies only!
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I think the consumption of mutton exceeds the chamois demand and many chamois' are conterfited with pig leather. 'still plenty of ham and bacon on the platters. I really don't think they're being killed for their skins like the fur trade, but I do understand the vegetarian that has a compassion for animals. I have a chamois, but then I also have leather chafing gear, shoes and belts....and, I confess, some meat in the freezer. So, the chamois is on my list too. Other gadgets that we can't do without are spring loaded clips. We have them all over clipped under the edges of our bimini. They range from clothes-pins to large springed clips made to hold wood glue projects. We never run out of a need to clip a shade, rain cover, item to dry in the sun......
i eat meat-- but the chamois is a cute lil animal only used for its skin. isnt eaten nor used for anyhting else---i hope that the chamois used today are pigskin----most animals we butcher we eat and use the parts for other stuff--total usage of animal--i only dont like when the part is used and rest tossed or fed to dogs--i am one of those people eating tasty animals...lol so i am not a radical--i just dont like the idea of wasting critters. yes i sleep with my damn cat.. he is warm.
i use leather also--we eat the animal and use skin for warmth and other uses....not a problem. isnt wasted.
mutton is from sheep and chamois is from chamois..different animal....chamois arent eaten, last i heard..
i LOVE spring loaded clips-- they do gooood work!! multiuse and good for everything from bags of foods- to fixing stuff.... laundry hanging...lol..
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Thanks for making me laugh Don Lucas and Zeehag!

More great ideas! I envisioned a super, industrial strength boat hook too when I read 'command hook'

Starting a notebook today and jotting down all of these ideas!

We have the feline critters checked off the list Zeehag! We started sailing with them last year at five months old and getting them ready for their adventure too. They love the boat! Will post pics one of these days.
Couldn't live without them!

And we have lots of popcorn aboard! Love popcorn!!!

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My wife made a decorative pillow cover that we use to store guest sheets in. This is a way to stow the sheets without using the storage space, and we can use it as a pillow.

A sewing machine is a big plus for canvas and sail projects. Plus sometimes you can make a little money on the side.
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