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Old 29-08-2013, 11:16   #1
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My Wife Loves Candles....

I told her life on a boat would make buring candles ill advised.
She has started to come to grips with this, but
Is there anyway she can enjoy them safely?
Keep in mind we have two large dogs and a cat.
Ideas? I want to give her this privilege.
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:18   #2
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Re: My wife loves candles....

Led candles,
Work,look great...can even get some with remote control.
problem solved!...next

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Old 29-08-2013, 11:21   #3
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Re: My wife loves candles....

Yep, some led candles are scented with timers. I have one in the head, turn the timer on at bedtime, acts as a night light.
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:26   #4
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Re: My wife loves candles....

She likes to play with the fire i think.
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:26   #5
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Re: My wife loves candles....

We have the LED tea lights also. Flicker like a tea light, and great if you put them inside something. Amazon.com: 12-Pack Tealight Candle LED White, Yellow Flickering Flame: Home Improvement
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:28   #6
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Re: My wife loves candles....

We use real candles but only at anchor.
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:31   #7
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Re: My wife loves candles....

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Yep, some led candles are scented with timers. I have one in the head, turn the timer on at bedtime, acts as a night light.
I would still need the real thing in the head, not sayin why.....
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Old 29-08-2013, 11:37   #8
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Re: My wife loves candles....

My wifes a candle manic, But again as others have said , only at anchor and never burning unattended. ( even though we have lots of lantern types) . I never worrying about being in the dark if teh batteries die!

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Re: My wife loves candles....

hell boats used to use oil lamps so why can't you burn a little scented candle on the boat?????
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You need more than 3, but less than 5 onboard.........
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Re: My wife loves candles....

Glad I am not alone in this fear/issue/whatever it is. I am looking to find/make some sort of lantern for her to use. She won't like LED candles.
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You need more than 3, but less than 5 onboard.........
you mean 25-30 ( she buys bags of tea lights in Ikea!) is "right out" ( in a pythonesque voice) hmm Ill work up the courage to tell her them ( may be not really )

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Old 29-08-2013, 12:15   #13
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Re: My wife loves candles....

What i saw in a photo was a large lantren that was suspended above the table, and teathered to the table as well. Though it might fit her candles.
She is a yankee candle fan. Took her to the village for her birthday!
Its something she enjoys so much, and she has been very cool with giving it up, that i cannot let her.

And fear, yes. Propane leak, sudden gale, massive wake, or my one derpy dog chasing the cat. I would hate to lose my home over an open flame.
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you mean 25-30 ( she buys bags of tea lights in Ikea!) is "right out" ( in a pythonesque voice) hmm Ill work up the courage to tell her them ( may be not really )

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Old 29-08-2013, 12:24   #15
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Re: My wife loves candles....

We have a lantern and burn only lamp oil (parafin). Have it swinging from a hook. At first the wife was not thrilled with it being paranoid of having a flame but now she likes the mood it sets. The lantern swinging also enhances the mood.
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