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Old 30-03-2014, 07:07   #1
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Lightening up the boat

I had posted this in another area so I decided to re post here. Just looking for provisioning ideas and any kind of ideas of how to lessen the weight brought on to the boat. Some one suggested using Food Saver bagging rather than plastic containers. I have removed a lot of "glass" that the previous owner had brought on. We have way too many towels. 1 set of sheets for each of the 3 beds. But we tell everyone the boat sleeps only 2 (me,my husband and dog). Have found freeze dried dog food that can be served wet or dry.
Just after more ideas to decrease unwanted weight.
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Old 30-03-2014, 07:29   #2
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Re: Lightening up the boat

I try to constantly get rid of things that I've been hauling around for several years and never use. But I wouldn't ever nit pick about towels or eating utensils. I am not camping, nor do I want it to resemble camping. At some point the best option is to increase the size of the vessel, I'm currently 32' and headed toward 45', cruising for me is all about the stuff. I want my bench top drill press and a watermaker.
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Old 30-03-2014, 07:32   #3
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Re: Lightening up the boat

Freeze dried water - saves you 1,000lbs

I can't imagine that replacing plastic containers for plastic bags saves enough weight to be noticeable. If you are cruising, you will want more than a single set of sheets for the bed.

Just curious, what makes your boat a "1/2"?

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Re: Lightening up the boat

The 1/2 is a joke between me n my husband. I just added it to the length of the boat in jest.
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