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Old 14-12-2011, 07:00   #1
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Stolen from Windtravelers website...

Great post today from thier website

You *MIGHT* be a Full-Time Cruiser if...

...you sleep over your "pantry" and literally have to crawl in and out of bed...
...leaving a tap running for anything longer than 2 seconds makes you cringe...
...you don't think twice about a 2 mile walk to the grocery store...
...you're hyper-tuned to out-of-the-ordinary sounds and/or smells...
...you wake up with mysterious bruises you don't recall getting...
...you light your stove with a match and make toast over an open flame...
...you get really excited about a half-way decent, one-pot meal...
...you see a new gadget and your first question is "how many amps does it draw?"...
...your life is dictated by the weather...
...you have more zip lock bags than is normal or necessary...
...you have mastered the art of washing with mere quarts of water...
...laundry done by your own two hands comes out better than the laundromat...
...you pretty much wear the same thing every day, and no one notices or cares...
...ice is a luxury that is always accompanied by a big smile and a high-five...
...cardboard is the enemy and is not allowed on the boat...
...when something breaks, your first instinct is not "who to call?"...
...you use T-9 and WD40 as frequently as others use hairspray...
...you laugh out loud if someone on land complains they "don't have room"...
...you don't mind warm beer, in fact, you sort of like it...
...you have no clue what's on television or in the theaters and don't care...
...you've peed in the sink - not because your drunk - but because it's just easier...
...you use only one quarter of the paper towel at a time...
...you know your boat like most people know their children...
...you long for more solar and/or wind power and ogle other peoples' set-ups...
...you've seen the bare ass of at least one of your boat neighbors before...
...finding a new way to store something more efficiently literally makes your day...
...you get really excited when you look at a balanced battery meter...
...you get a tour of another boat and get jealous of storage space...
...you have more flashlights and head-lamps than a spelunker...
...prepping to cook a meal requires you to get on all fours at any given point...
...you break a sweat just getting out the tools necessary to complete a job...
...you cannot walk into a marine store without buying something...
...you know the wind speed just by the sound and feel of your boat...
...you use oil and vinegar not only for salad, but for your toilet - on a regular basis...

and my personal favorite, you know you're a full-time cruiser if...

...you honestly don't know where the day, week, month, or year will take you...
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Old 14-12-2011, 07:08   #2
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Re: Stolen from Windtravelers website...

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Great post today from thier website

You *MIGHT* be a Full-Time Cruiser if...

...you sleep over your "pantry" and literally have to crawl in and out of bed...
...leaving a tap running for anything longer than 2 seconds makes you cringe...
...you don't think twice about a 2 mile walk to the grocery store...
...you're hyper-tuned to out-of-the-ordinary sounds and/or smells...
...you wake up with mysterious bruises you don't recall getting...
...you light your stove with a match and make toast over an open flame...
...you get really excited about a half-way decent, one-pot meal...
...you see a new gadget and your first question is "how many amps does it draw?"...
...your life is dictated by the weather...
...you have more zip lock bags than is normal or necessary...
...you have mastered the art of washing with mere quarts of water...
...laundry done by your own two hands comes out better than the laundromat...
...you pretty much wear the same thing every day, and no one notices or cares...
...ice is a luxury that is always accompanied by a big smile and a high-five...
...cardboard is the enemy and is not allowed on the boat...
...when something breaks, your first instinct is not "who to call?"...
...you use T-9 and WD40 as frequently as others use hairspray...
...you laugh out loud if someone on land complains they "don't have room"...
...you don't mind warm beer, in fact, you sort of like it...
...you have no clue what's on television or in the theaters and don't care...
...you've peed in the sink - not because your drunk - but because it's just easier...
...you use only one quarter of the paper towel at a time...
...you know your boat like most people know their children...
...you long for more solar and/or wind power and ogle other peoples' set-ups...
...you've seen the bare ass of at least one of your boat neighbors before...
...finding a new way to store something more efficiently literally makes your day...
...you get really excited when you look at a balanced battery meter...
...you get a tour of another boat and get jealous of storage space...
...you have more flashlights and head-lamps than a spelunker...
...prepping to cook a meal requires you to get on all fours at any given point...
...you break a sweat just getting out the tools necessary to complete a job...
...you cannot walk into a marine store without buying something...
...you know the wind speed just by the sound and feel of your boat...
...you use oil and vinegar not only for salad, but for your toilet - on a regular basis...

and my personal favorite, you know you're a full-time cruiser if...

...you honestly don't know where the day, week, month, or year will take you...
I guess I need to get out of the Midwest and get to living aboard!!
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Old 14-12-2011, 10:49   #3
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I scored a 97 (I don't pee in the sink...that's just gross!).
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LOLOLOLO 100% for me 97% For Connie (she's not a sink pee-er either lol) Bob and Connie
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Old 14-12-2011, 15:03   #5
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Re: Stolen from Windtravelers website...

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Great post today from thier website
...your life is dictated by the weather...
...you have more zip lock bags than is normal or necessary...
...you know the wind speed just by the sound and feel of your boat...
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97% here, my sinks are too tall, great for doing dishes though
as for zip lock bags I have more than is normal but "necessary" needs qualifying.

...you know the wind speed just by the sound and feel of your boat... in your sleep .
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Old 14-12-2011, 15:35   #6
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...you honestly don't know where the day, week, month, or year will take you...
We never know what the next day, week, month or year IS, let alone where it will take us...

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what day is TODAY????? rofl.... but, then, why do i have to know that (nearly) useless info.....
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Why is cardboard the enemy?

And if I had to drink warm beer, I'd switch to rum... I'm not British for Pete's sake...
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ex cali-- many think cucaroch come into boat in the cardboard.. but pressed cardboard hasnt ability to harbor eggies of hugeous roachies--- i dont let corrogated cardboard on my boat but cucaroch fly into boats and climb lines and chains.....i spray all those nicely and kill all the potentially uninvited bugs that way.
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Re: Stolen from Windtravelers website...

Not knowing anything about Sept 11 until seeing the picture on a Time Magazine cover onboard another boat several weeks after it happened.

True story.
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ex cali-- many think cucaroch come into boat in the cardboard.. but pressed cardboard hasnt ability to harbor eggies of hugeous roachies--- i dont let corrogated cardboard on my boat but cucaroch fly into boats and climb lines and chains.....i spray all those nicely and kill all the potentially uninvited bugs that way.
I am picturing ZEE with a spray can in hand chasing down bugs

Most people don't read the lable and don't understand the principles on which spray cans work for flying insects.

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ex cali-- many think cucaroch come into boat in the cardboard.. but pressed cardboard hasnt ability to harbor eggies of hugeous roachies--- i dont let corrogated cardboard on my boat but cucaroch fly into boats and climb lines and chains.....i spray all those nicely and kill all the potentially uninvited bugs that way.
Thanks zee. I'll put that in the category of no bananas and no whistling on board - LOL

I was thinking of the problem of disposing of it...

Does this mean I have to change my oklahoma samsonite for a proper seabag?
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LOL. This is a great list. Windtraveller is one of the best sailing blogs out there. Extremely well written posts almost every day.
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