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Old 20-08-2016, 05:16   #31
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You dont have thenright knowledge. And led candle can last YEARS without "wasting" the battery.
No kidding, I didn't know that, they really last that long?

Obviously you missed the whole premise of my joke. Here i'll excerpt it for you.

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have maybe put on 20+ pounds and dont look good shirtless anymore. We roundish types need an excuse to turn out the lights before things get hot and heavy and an led doesn't cut it.
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Old 20-08-2016, 07:24   #32
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If using an oil lamp try mixing some citronella oil in the lamp oil for nice fragrance and mosquito resistance.
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Old 20-08-2016, 07:53   #33
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No kidding, I didn't know that, they really last that long?

Obviously you missed the whole premise of my joke. Here i'll excerpt it for you.
Oh I caught the joke...but lighting, the right lighting, will make all the lumps and bumps appear desireable!
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The bigger the wick, the more light it'll make, basically. So look for ones with a wick that's around an inch (25mm) wide. Or has a big circular wick, etc. And make sure that it's easy to clean the glass globes, as it doesn't take much soot on them to really impair their light output. So buy some extra globes whenever you can, ditto on wicks. And the more refined the fuel the better, as it produces less soot, & less smell.

Good ones definitely make some heat, which is nice when it's cool, damp, or both. But in warm weather... ugh. So between the burning petroleum, & the heat, you'll need more ventillation in the boat.
. Or has a big circular wick

^^^^^THAT
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Old 23-08-2016, 05:27   #35
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An clever bit of old school engineering are Aladin Lamps. Can burn nearly as bright as a pressurized lantern but arent pressurized.

They can be a bit fussy though and require regular maintenance.

Never seen them on boats, but have some ashore.
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An clever bit of old school engineering are Aladin Lamps. Can burn nearly as bright as a pressurized lantern but arent pressurized.

They can be a bit fussy though and require regular maintenance.

Never seen them on boats, but have some ashore.
Had friends years ago who used Aladin lamps on board. Worked quite well, although t hey put out a lot of heat (and this was in Mexico), but the light was great. The big drawback for them was the mantles being very fragile and requiring frequent replacement.

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Oil lamps ...

Light that lamp and let it quiver and dance
for the dance of the lamp is more than just chance
an intriguing light, that becons your mind
it's an invitation to your mind to unwind

the flicker and flutter of that flame you adore
moonless night in a darkened boat is much more
when magic of dimension is shattered with light
when dark comes alive by that light in the night

Lost loves, Remembrances and old photographs
beautiful dreams I cherish ... at last
filling in my mind in the solitude of night
My reset of life, although gone at first light

Dream on young man, it's a wholesome endeavor
to live in the world of such hope and such pleasure
But beware the darkness of the flickering light
gouls that haunt shadows dance in the night

beware of the dark where the dark thoughts play
for the gouls lie in wait and they won't go away
they'll suck out your life in fear and despair
although for certain, they're really not there

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Old 24-08-2016, 06:49   #38
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Well, that last post just about killed the thread.
No, really I like poetry. How about a poetry thread?
I'd start one, but I'm too busy working on the DA*N BOAT.
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Violets are red, my Alberg30 is blue, I think it's the best boat, and so should you.

See I'm a poet! I should make plans to turn professional and fund my cruising plans with poems :-)
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Re: Oil lamp recommendations?

Back in the 1970's we were browsing about a ship's chandlery in Charleston, SC that did not normally carry stores for small recreational vessels, but we found some beautiful Perko gimbaled brass oil lamps that were marked at half the regular price.

We kept three of these for many years, but we let them go with the sale of our last boat. I don't miss the upkeep, fuel storage, cleaning and heat. LED's can be just a pretty without the trouble and for less cost.
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Violets are red, my Alberg30 is blue, I think it's the best boat, and so should you.

See I'm a poet! I should make plans to turn professional and fund my cruising plans with poems :-)
Violets ain't red,
But they are kinda perty,
My C29's pert' near as nice
as your Alberg 30
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Violets ain't red,
But they are kinda perty,
My C29's pert' near as nice
as your Alberg 30
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