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Old 19-09-2006, 19:28   #31
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Sorry guys can't join in the fun b/c I don't have any ex wife. Wife had a practice husband though. He got washed out.
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Old 19-09-2006, 20:32   #32
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Have to say third times the charm. I guess we did a heck of a job hi-jacking this thread
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Whoops. Sorry about that. My mind tends to drift over the line sometimes.
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Old 21-09-2006, 00:03   #34
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It is hard to remember you were comparing patterns when the dishes are flying past your head
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Yep. All those times as a kid, I asked myself "Why did God make girls so that they couldnt throw overhand worth a dang?"

Later in life I found out, he was just trying to save my life.
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Old 26-09-2006, 12:29   #36
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I've been to Kaymapart (KMart), Target, and Ikea. I didn't find anything good for Plates bowls and cups do you guys have any recomendationson where to look. I want something that won't easily break and that will last a few years.
WallMart . . . I use Corelle Ware and it's great . . . doesn't break, doesn't stain, and doesn't make you feel like your camping! Just bought another 4 piece set so we have enough to entertain! The set includes, dinner plate, salad plate, bowl and ceremic cup. Used the first set for a whole season and no breakage!
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IMHO I agree with everything posted so fa'.

Except Ref: Coffee cups. Specifically "cups". What you really need are coffee mugs. The Corelle set in the Target link shows a set of cups with the base smaller in diameter than the top. An invitation to tip over.

OK! OK! Go ahead and get the set. But replace the cups as you cruise with souvenir mugs from the various ports and harbors you visit. Try to get get the heavy diner or "navy" style ... you know the kind: they weigh half a pound and have half inch thick walls. We have a collection that goes back years.

It's always good for a trip down memory lane to drag out a new mug every morning: Black Dog Tavern on Martha's Vineyard, Tobaccoville, North Carolina ("Tobaccoville??!! Oh, yeah. I remember when we anchored and ...").

It's fun.
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Go ahead and get the set. But replace the cups as you cruise with souvenir mugs from the various ports and harbors you visit.
Personally I use a ceramic beer stein. It holds 4 cups of coffee. I've cut back to one cup of coffeee in the morning - so I make it a big one. A mug should hold one can of soup to be considered big enough. They make a perfect bowl with a handle and the coffee stays hotter longer.

The liitle cups are fine for tea with little sandwiches. We like to entertain on the boat too.
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The wide base coffee mugs are great. The ones where the bottom is about twice as wide as the mouth. They dont fall over easily. Glue a circular patch of rubber on the bottom and they dont slide, either.
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I like the pseudo-vacuum mugs. They may not be as efficient as a proper thermos, but they do certainly keep your drink hot (or cold) longer than a conventional mug. When coming on watch at 4am, you want that mug of coffee to stay hot as long as possible!

I use cheap plastic ones, but I'm gonna get some nice stainless steel ones someday. I have a board with circular holes cut into it that fits on the sink top. No spilling boiling water about the place when making a brew in a seaway for me!
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I've been drinking coffee a long time and in the morning at a quiet anchorage it's worth all the money you spend boating to drink one in a good cup that is hot!
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As liveaboards, we use our dishes everyday wherever we happen to be. We used Corelle daily on our 12-year circumnavigation and none of it broke. We are still using the same set. Corelle stacks compactly and is light-weight. I replaced the cups with double-walled thermal stainless steel cups from a camping store. No burned hands with hot liquids. No condensation with cold liquids. I agree that plates are for calm days at anchor. We eat out of deep (Melamine) Chinese bowls (6"/15cm diameter) on rambunctious days at sea. The deep bowls are easy to hold on to and the food always stays inside where it belongs. These bowls are also used as small mixing bowls or serving bowls when we are not eating out of them.

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Donna,

We used our Corelle for the last three years and the only trouble was losing them at raft ups. You have to try really hard to break them. The Chinese bowls I have used for 30 years mountaineering and are the best solution for all types of bad weather and they hold a lot and it stays hot. One pot meals are sometimes the only hot food you can come up with quickly. Always a great cheap item to have. I also used soft plastic before too and they insulate well.

For the latest boat we decided to try another option to the Corelle. We got Lenox fine china in select seconds on sale. If you live near an outlet mall they have a sale after to Xmas where the prices drop to 75% off everything in the whole store and then when applied to select seconds the actual price is about like Corelle on sale at Walmart. We have a dish cupboard on the new boat that has compartments for the dishes so they are in a pretty secure setup as far as bouncing around. There isn't any reason to eat on paper plates and plastic forks.
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OK, call us uncouth, but our dinner set consists of stainless steel plates, soup/dessert bowls, salad/pasta bowls and double-skinned mugs. I can't stand the feel of plastic and don't want the fragility of stoneware/china, so these work well, if you don't mind the slight institutional feel!
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dishes cups

Dont laugh but if you can find a dollar general (dollar store) they sell melamac dishes for low cost they are in various colors and just as good as any marine store, they also sell bowls (plastic ) cups plastic and they are cheap and wear really well.. for 4bowls was $1
the dishes were $1 dollar each or $4 for 4

I do have good dishes like corelle, but they are too big for my cubboard and i found these dishes were right size shapes and again cheaper
I also found pots pans baking and cookie dishes there too
along with very nice sponges with scrbby things on them and they are a good source of cleaning supplys and very low cost toilet paper

I mentioned the pots and pans as i bought expensive nested galley ware, what a waste, after 1 yr normal wear its a mess, peeling teflon ect
i bought a pan at the dollar store the same time its like new cost less and works better to conduct heat//

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