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Old 15-04-2012, 15:24   #346
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard - if . . .

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normally when in the shower,after just starting to lather up shampoo.....requires naked ,soapy dash across galley to switch tanks......
What do you do when both tanks are empty?? I like to shower on the dock with the hose - wanna join me? I'll scrub your back if you scrub mine.
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Old 15-04-2012, 15:48   #347
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......you look at an empty gallon milk container and see a urinal.
ours is an old yoghurt pot.
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Old 15-04-2012, 16:02   #348
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ymbal if when staying at relatives to house sit it takes you the whole weekend to work out how the t.v dvd xbox and the various remotes work.
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Old 15-04-2012, 17:27   #349
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What do you do when both tanks are empty?? I like to shower on the dock with the hose - wanna join me? I'll scrub your back if you scrub mine.
it depends on who is gonna have to pick up the soap
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Old 15-04-2012, 18:41   #350
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YMBALA if you look out while washing the dishes and realise the folks in the over turned dinghy might need your help. Today's misadventure. Kids, don't drink and drink and drink and drive.
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I had a plexiglass bottom panel added to an old dink of mine but found it only useful when still. Specifically, bubbles created by rowing would obscure the view. When fishing though I could watch the little buggers suck my baited hook into their mouths and spit it out the clean.

J. Fish don't fear me.
Yank the line the instant it goes into their mouth and they WILL fear you !
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ours is an old yoghurt pot.

Oil jugs are more descreet/opaque and have a fill gauge...and unlike the apple juice containrs a niebor uses.....there are no "accidents".
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ymbal - if you can vanish altogether between jobs
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Old 27-06-2012, 11:44   #354
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..when having sex involves turning on a dehumidifier.
Never had that problem on a boat, but first time I had sex in a land house I did fog up the windows.

YMBALI: You say "shore head" in reference to a "land toilet"
You use a public shower and go home at night (as opposed to the other people useing the public shower that don't have a place to go home to).
You know the point a boat becomes a home (my boat is more a home than any house I have ever lived in).
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How is it that my water tanks always run dry while I'm making dinner?? It happened again last night! I'm into my fifth year of living aboard and I will forever remember the one occasion my tanks ran dry at a convenient time - all the other times have been while I was making dinner. Statistically this just isn't possible!!! Does this happen to anybody else? (Obviously this mystery is limited to liveaboards without shore-side water hook-ups.)
Probably for the same reason I run out of propane in the middle of cooking a big dinner for invited guests. (before I plumbed in my bulk propane I used the little green tanks and always ran out when baking).
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, maddirk.
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You go to a store and worry more about having space for the item then money to buy it.

Your idea of luxury is having an fridge with an ice maker instead of buying bags of ice.

You envy the people with the big yacht with the washer and dryer who doesn't have to go the laundry.

You check the new monthly tide charts before the sports scores.

Your home page is NOAA for your area.

You use your radar to check the size of a storm and track it.
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Re: You Might Be a Liveaboard - if . . .

When the toilet on the boat no longer feels small and the ones on land feel huge.

When the food in the fridge is packed in order of consumption.

When you look at your t shirt in the morning and think, the dirt's not that bad i can get an extra day out of it.

When you can brush and rinse your teeth in a half cup of water, shave in a large cup and have a full body wash in half a sink.
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+1 There are only a couple things I envy- on the rare occasion- that I visit friends who live in houses...
* Bathrooms that have toilets that flush and
have TUBS! Ahhh.
* BIG refrigerators that dispense water & ice
from the door (I drink lots of water & it's so
handy!

But I got a bit disoriented when I first walked in a home with a vaulted ceiling -after years onboard-It was so high. Talking in the living room is so big i want to scoot a chair closer (cockpit is perfect size for conversation) And at night it was so still I tossed & turned all night. The boat is the best sleep machine!
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+ 1 There are only a couple things I envy- on the rare occasion- that I visit friends who live in houses...
* Bathrooms that have toilets that flush and
have TUBS! Ahhh.
* BIG refrigerators that dispense water & ice
from the door (I drink lots of water & it's so
handy!

But I got a bit disoriented when I first walked in a home with a vaulted ceiling -after years onboard-It was so high. Talking in the living room is so big i want to scoot a chair closer (cockpit is perfect size for conversation) And at night it was so still I tossed & turned all night. The boat is the best sleep machine!
Land just doesn't move right. A friend of mine was visiting in a house and was put in the guest room w/king size bed...in the middle of the night he moved to the couch.
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