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Old 09-07-2009, 16:43   #16
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After staring intently at your posted pic, Half-century Mark, I've just noticed that there's an old long-handled water pump in front of that "elf."

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Old 09-07-2009, 18:26   #17
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Three guys on a 2 week cruise on the Chesapeake..
When we got back and my wife picked us up she said I "smelled like a goat." Drove home with the windows open and the AC off.
She was being way too sensitive. Didn't bother the three of us guys
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Old 09-07-2009, 18:33   #18
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she said I "smelled like a goat."
She was only playing hard to get... Girls love it! They want their men to smell like men, not some Metro-sexual aftershave commercial!


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Old 09-07-2009, 18:37   #19
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Ok, I'l bite. You just HAVE to show us with a video. No nefarious motivations, I just cannot picture this. How do you recycle the water?

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Off shore showers can be a bit few and far between especially if weather is bad. I have very long thick hair and one question always arose from the captain when seeking a crew position aboard his/her boat is "do you have to shower everyday?" I pride myself in being able to take a shower with about 2 cups of water. Now I know some are skeptical, but take a salt water bath and rinse with fresh (recycle the fresh as you rinse). I feel fresh as a daisy, captain is happy cause the blonde isn't using up all his water reservers. On some of the big boats it wasn't an issue, though I still washed with salt and rinsed with fresh. At anchor my favorite time to shower is in the evening, then I sit in my hammock and let the breeze blow dry el natural. funny how talking about showering can make ya "home sick" for the cruising life.
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Old 09-07-2009, 19:11   #20
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They want their men to smell like men, not some Metro-sexual aftershave commercial!

rofl.
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I recall sailing for eleven days straight once in roughish weather. Too hard to have a shower. On the eleventh day, the other guy with me noted the length of time between showers and also noted that we didn't really smell that bad. We agreed the ability to go so long between showers must be a boy thing.
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:45   #22
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We agreed the ability to go so long between showers must be a boy thing.
It's more a parity thing so long as you don't smell worse than the other person (or at least think so).
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Old 09-07-2009, 21:55   #23
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Ok, I'l bite. You just HAVE to show us with a video. No nefarious motivations, I just cannot picture this. How do you recycle the water?
Funny, my captains (male and female) were suspicious of my claims of a 2 cup shower too, why is that? I even think they might of thought I had a stash somewhere, has everyone been burned one too many times by a water hog?

since I can't pass up a chance to show off my thriftiness with water, I'll explain (sorry no video coming)

After your salt water bath ring out your hair very well, squeegee the salt water as best as possible from your body, then take your precious 2 cups of water, lean over a bucket and pour over the hair first ( I do this twice due to my long hair), then take the recycled water and sop it up with a wash cloth, rinse areas as needed. Now you see "it can be done!". Feel free to try it, be sure to video it to demonstrate to the CF crowd that you too can take a shower with 2 cups of water

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Sorry Ocean girl, I can't read a word of English, so I will need the video to explain what you typed.. ;-)) Just kidding.. makes sense though.
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When we were out on 2 week trips, we wouldn't shower until on the way into port, and once the first person showered, the rest of us would notice how ripe we were and there was a fight to see who would get into the rain locker next.
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Here we are, 40 years after leaving Earth and landing on the Moon and we still cant dehydrate water.

Can you imagin how useful it would be to buy dried water in a packet and just add........water to bulk up the volume.
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I replumbed my shower sump pump through a two-way valve. One side goes overboard as normal, the other goes to a second shower head. When I run a gallon of fresh water into the sump I switch over to the second shower head and have as long a shower as I want.

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Here we are, 40 years after leaving Earth and landing on the Moon and we still cant dehydrate water.
Can you imagin how useful it would be to buy dried water in a packet and just add........water to bulk up the volume.
Desiccated dihydrogen monoxide (DDHMO) is available in apparently empty plastic bags. Just add DHMO, and voila.

Unfortunately, there are moves afoot to ban the product.
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info
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Interesting website, Gord! I noticed that they're selling Klein bottles. They'd be perfect for holding dessicated Dihydrogen Monoxide.
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1. While half of the world population has no clean water to drink, we have this cheerful discussion about our "absolute need" to have on, two or more showers a day. I wished our thirsty brothers and sisters could join our happy discussion.
2. On our ships some of us make our own sweet water or we get it from a processing plant that draws water from a renewable source, but fact is that in many places we shower with water that is drawn from centuries-old aquafiers and that we should be a lot more careful with.
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