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Old 09-12-2009, 00:13   #121
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You just filled up a water bladder at a gas station because all the dock water lines are frozen.... and smiled about it...
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:45   #122
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this is great!!!

whilst passing through places like the Tuamotus, Vanuatu and Indonesia.... you know you're a cruiser when get REALLY REALLY REALLY excited about finding a good head of lettuce or perfect tomato!!

you know you're a cruiser... when you've finally found the perfect bread recipe!

you're definitely a cruiser.... when you decant your "box wine" into a more socially appropriate vessel like a glass bottle!
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Old 13-12-2009, 18:29   #124
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I have been enjoying this thread for a while and I had two "liveaboard moments" lately that I thought I would share. Both, strangely enough, toilet related items.

You know you are a liveaboard when you have minor panic attack because the toilet is 3/4 full of water and then you realize you are at Starbucks and it is normal for toilets to have gallons of water in them.

You throw your (used) toilet paper in the trash and then realize you are at a restaurant...in Canada.
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Old 17-12-2009, 15:44   #126
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You throw your (used) toilet paper in the trash and then realize you are at a restaurant...in Canada.

Isn't that what everyone does up here??
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Old 18-12-2009, 12:19   #127
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this thread is great!

...if you freak out when your friends turn on thier water faucet and walk away.
...if everyone you talk to starts the convo off with "so hows the boat?" (my favorite response: "still floating")
...if you buy a nice mattress pad and then immediatly cut it into a triangle
...and then try to use the leftover corners
...if you get dressed twice in morning (once before shower, once after)
...if you own the cheapest waterfront property!
...if you dont wash jeans (as a cruiser once put it "lets be realistic here")
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....you can prepare and cook a full meal for two and undertake calculations and diagrams on large-size paper and check the status of your dwelling's power supply and turn on interior and exterior lighting and use a radio to call your landlord about next week's arrangements and find a book that tells you how to ask 'Ou est le disposal sanitaire?' in a foreign language and start the engine - all without getting up from your seat.

....your regular trip to buy food, or indeed, anything, involves a large backpack and a dinghy ride and a mile walk through woods and a two mile walk along lanes to a bus stop and a 20 minute bus ride to town and you still think it's better than owning a car.
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Old 26-12-2009, 08:42   #129
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....when you're really happy about finding an up-river anchorage that, with just a 40 minute dinghy ride, will let you do both your shopping and officially sanctioned sewage disposal in the one outing.

.....when, in high summer, you realize everyone in the supermarket is staring at you wondering why you are dressed, complete with large rubber boots, like a fireman after a mud-wrestling contest.
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Old 26-12-2009, 08:51   #130
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great thread

Your pet fish doesn't live in a fish tank but in your backyard (slip). My pet fish is a sheepshead, his name is "igor" (from Young Frankenstien) BTW- he now has a girfriend - ah love is in the air
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You might be a liveaboard if you can't pass a public washroom on the way back to the boat without thinking "I should go in and try".

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Old 30-12-2009, 19:45   #132
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You might be a liveaboard if you are reluctent to spend quarters when paying for something even when you have a pocket full of quarters
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That is so true! My sister says I guard quarters like its the Hope diamond
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"3 squares a day" is in refference to toilet paper
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