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Old 09-12-2013, 11:19   #46
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i have found conditioner does not clean my hair,and feels nasty in tropics, even thoroughly rinsed i get hives.
i use sea water, regular shampoo and rinse with sea water and dry with towel then rinse with 1 liter/quart of fresh. then i use a different towel to dry ..use first one for ocean swimming.
my hair is almost to my waist now. lol yes this works. btdt.

i find i do not need conditioner in tropics,asmy hair is moister and more manageable here.
plastic shorts will cause infections you do not wish to have. lol...
I haven't tried conditioner-only in the tropics but am glad to get the heads up that it doesn't necessarily work in those climates. Works well though in very hot or very cold places, where shampoo cleans but also strips moisture. Makes sense that conditioner-only would attract a lot of dirt in higher humidity and look "gummy." I have shoulder-length corkscrew curls, so keeping them moisturized keeps them from getting frizzy.

What are plastic shorts?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:51   #47
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Soft luggage! Head lamp, 12v. chargers for your electronics and treats for the Captain.
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Old 09-12-2013, 18:44   #48
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plastic shorts....gods only know -- i am comfy in cotton
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Old 09-12-2013, 19:35   #49
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UGGG! Plastic shorts??? How bad do yall need "crouch rot!!" Cotton may take longer to dry, but it won't eat ya up like plastic !! Maybe you are meaning Nylon shorts, like to fold into the back pocket type?? These are great for boat wear! But of course they quit maken them !! LOL Give me cotton anyday !! If they get dirty ya just drag em overboard and they come clean !! just my 2 cents
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Sure they still make them. You can buy plastic shorts at any surf shop or the swimwear section of any large store. They are all made from poly-something-or-other and all dry in 10 minutes. Here you go ! It took me 40 seconds to find these.
Merona® Men's Faux-Board Shorts - Red/Grey P... : Target

Prefer Kmart ? No problem. It took me a whopping 2 minutes to find these.
Islander Men's Swim Trunks - Pineapple Panel - Clothing - Young Men's - Swimwear
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Old 09-12-2013, 19:56   #51
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Lots more here:

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Old 10-12-2013, 21:19   #52
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so, that's where that itch comes from ...
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Didn't realize board shorts were also called plastic shorts. I was imagining something more like these and couldn't figure out why grown people were endorsing the idea that other grown people should wear them. Now I get it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:47   #54
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It has to be REALLY windy before you need those things.
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Well, here's hoping none of us are ever on a boat while it's windy enough to require wearing potty training pants.
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If you haven't already, you may want to check out the thread "Question for the women..." which also had lots of hygiene and related tips. My view is only cut your hair how it works for you. My hair is a nightmare to control if short, and it doesn't look good on me short. My hair is down to my butt and it's far easier to deal with that way. I can put it in French braids for a week and just rinse it with a some water every few days; easy, practical, and feminine.

For people one would think are free-spirited, folks on these forums can get awfully rigid about their way being the right way for everyone. I try ideas that seem plausible or interesting, and just blow off the ones that are snarky, stupid, or uptight. You'll probably come up with some must-haves and tricks of your own, so be sure to pass them along when you figure out what works for you.
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... What is your essential must haves for surviving on a boat. If you were to crew on other boats and you knew you had to pack light what is it you just have to have to get by?? I want to know the best sunblock and other vital necessities like that. How do you keep your hair from getting dried out and things such as that.
Some of us, me included, may have drifted off course with inverters, nav systems, and power windless... I don't think she can carry those in a duffle.
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OK I have given this some thought here and I totally know this is the next chapter in my life.

Here is my question for you guys, well especially women.

What is your essential must haves for surviving on a boat. If you were to crew on other boats and you knew you had to pack light what is it you just have to have to get by?? I want to know the best sunblock and other vital necessities like that. How do you keep your hair from getting dried out and things such as that.
1) A crash helmet
2) A Bucket
3) A Goat

That pretty much covers the esssentials
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1) A crash helmet
2) A Bucket
3) A Goat

That pretty much covers the esssentials
Allrighty then, I guess I should keep this in mind.
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How do you keep your hair from getting dried out and things such as that.
I have almost no hair, so it is not much problem for me
On the other hand my wife was unhappy with her hairs for long. At least she found that the hair cosmetics (shampoo, mask, conditioner) based on natural olive oil do the job for her
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