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Old 09-06-2010, 22:29   #31
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#1 Baths
#2 Long hot showers
#3 Washer/Dryer
yes, they'd be the top of the list.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:03   #32
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I miss the doggie door that led to the yard , my dog letting herself out when ever she wanted.

Not that I dont enjoy walking her...waiting for her to poop, then standing there as she smells every blade of grass with great intent. All at 5am..........then at noon, then at 7, then at 10.

I dont know what I will do once we are away from the docks.



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Old 11-06-2010, 06:56   #33
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What I miss:

Its been nearly 1 year cruising Muslim countires. What I miss is good music radio.
I am here trying to tune the tranny to a music station... they just done exist. Its getting factionally better here in turkey, but I can't wait till Western Europe!!

Try bbc.co.uk/radio

ALL their uk stations can be streamed live.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:19   #34
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:29   #35
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I don't live aboard, but I've been thinking about it. The two things I would absolutely miss the most about my house, is having the garage as a workshop and being able to let the dog into the backyard whenever nature calls or she gets too annoying.

The workshop is really what gets me the most. Doing carpentry work in the boat gets things absolutely filthy. I can vacuum five times and still never get all the sawdust.

Maybe I should start a new thread for this, I'm sure everyone carries tons of tools, but has anyone found a good way to incorporate a workshop into their boat?
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Old 11-06-2010, 14:38   #36
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Maybe I should start a new thread for this, I'm sure everyone carries tons of tools, but has anyone found a good way to incorporate a workshop into their boat?
It will be a short thread because the answers will all be "no"!

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Old 11-08-2010, 11:38   #37
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While I might not be "qualified" to answer this as we are moving onto our boat in a month, I did just write a blog post about what I *think* I will miss - along with a few things I won't, and some things I am looking forward to . Here is my "list":

Things I will miss:
  • Long, hot, (wasteful) fresh-water showers with all the lotions and potions I want
  • Being able to drink water that doesn't taste funny and in any quantity I see fit
  • Being able to drink COLD water
  • COLD anything, for that matter (we have no refrigerator on our boat)
  • Convenient stores - they really are so....so....convenient
  • The security of a paycheck
  • Being able to do laundry whenever I want and not by hand, in salt water
  • A bed that doesn't squeak or move constantly
  • Closets. Big, giant, walk in closets to store all our gear
  • Being able to walk/bike pretty much everywhere we ever want
  • Chilled Sauvingnon Blanc. Oh, the pain!
  • Our favorite Turkish restaurant, Istanbul. We'll miss you Keram!
  • Not having to consider and/or worry about mildew ALL THE TIME
  • Being able to call someone when something breaks and having them fix it within 24 hours (I'm talking plumbing here, people)
  • Bikram yoga, running daily, not having to take a dinghy to shore if I want/need anything
  • Internet and all it's at-your-finger-tips resources any time, any place
  • Our friends and family. We'll miss them the most. For sure.
Things I will not miss:
  • Traffic/cars and all associated tickets/road rage
  • Working out of a 4 x 4 cubicle. Every. Single. Day
  • The sound of "el" train every 7 minutes outside of our apartment window (Like, right outside - so loud you have to pause the t.v when it passes and it has woken me up in a gasping, grabbing-at-the-air panic more than once at 5am)
  • The feeling that we always have to be somewhere because we are so. damned. busy.
  • Having a pretty predictable schedule and a routined life
  • The noise of city life (sirens, honking horns, construction, trains, screeching tires, homeless evangelists...etc)
  • The need to wear anything other than shorts, tank tops, flip flops and bikinis
  • The smell of Wrigleyville (where we live) after a Cubs game (for those who don't know, it's a mixture of stale beer, body odor, and vomit)
  • I actually will not miss the Cubs either, come to think of it
  • CNN and pretty much any other sensationalist US news source (save NPR, that I like)
  • Did I mention working out of a cubicle day in and day out?
  • Being in a "rush" or feeling "late"
  • Bills
  • Television (Jersey Shore?! Toddlers and Tiaras?! Really!? These are shows!? And they are legal!?)
  • The "status quo" and all the limiting social expectations that go along with it
  • but I am most excited to say "buh-bye" to: CHICAGO WINTER and all the hell that comes with it! See ya!!
Things I am looking forward to:
  • Living simply
  • Being excited for a big rain storm because we can a) top off our water tanks b) shower and c) wash/rinse boat/clothes/gear
  • Going, literally, where the wind takes us
  • Exploring new places and cultures with fresh, excited eyes
  • Forging new bonds and friendships
  • Having experiences that only .001% of the population have
  • Night watches with nothing but the sea and the stars
  • Seeing the Southern Cross in the night sky (and now I have Crosby, Stills and Nash in my head "When you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you understand why you came this way....")
  • Islands, mon
  • Experiencing that first crazy storm after which we're thankful we're alive
  • Meeting a real, live mermaid and her lobster and flounder friends (Just kidding. Want to make sure you're awake!)
  • Learning the ukulele and any other hobby we undoubtedly pick up
  • Becoming incredibly efficient, self-reliant and resourceful with every aspect of our lives
  • Living "off the grid"
  • Fishing and then eating the fresh fish we catch...mmmmm...
  • Entrusting each other with our lives and the bond that undoubtedly ensues
  • Learning to cook and getting very creative with it (again, no refrigeration - whaddup SPAM!)
  • That first big ocean crossing
  • Seeing a whale breach (excited for all wildlife encounters, but this one is what I am most excited for)
  • Traveling the world with my husband in our home
  • Reading, reading, reading, reading and more reading.....
  • Writing about it all
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Old 11-08-2010, 13:43   #38
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I miss long showers, ice cream, and, I have to admit I'm a newspaper junkie. I've been known to go to quite a bit of effort and expense to acquire a Sunday Miami Herald in the Bahamas.
Hey, we all have our vices.
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Old 11-08-2010, 13:46   #39
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--- I'm sure everyone carries tons of tools, but has anyone found a good way to incorporate a workshop into their boat?
Jetexas -
I once helped deliver a 47' trimaran which had outer hulls big enough to be usable. The starboard hull just forward of midships had a workshop. It even had a vise! I was unspeakably jealous.
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Old 11-08-2010, 13:58   #40
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Old 11-08-2010, 14:18   #41
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Maybe I should start a new thread for this, I'm sure everyone carries tons of tools, but has anyone found a good way to incorporate a workshop into their boat?
Do you mean something like my boat has? Between the washer and dryer there is a chest freezer. Above that is a steel covered fold down shelf with a bolt on vice and 110v power sockets on the wall

Oh yes, forgot, there's fixing holes and bolts for a drill press as well

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Old 11-08-2010, 14:46   #42
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Old 11-08-2010, 14:49   #43
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Absolutely nothing! But it is nice to get home after six months and flush the toilet. Oh, forgot, I miss the damn cat, of course she doesn't miss us.
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Old 15-08-2010, 06:51   #44
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You mean something like this? 8ftX6ft space to do those pesky jobs where you can splatter paint, epoxy, and grease?

What I miss is my friend Barbara. Her & Bill would leave upper N.Y. in fall, and stay to late spring in Florida. She was fun to chat with & we did a lot of cooking together feeding the marina. She always came up with great desserts sugar free, and always always had a big smile.......i2f
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