Originally Posted by gah964ya
Hi all I am just setting up my cruiser and never planed on having a women to sail on long trips with, so i was just wondering what mandatory items should i be thinking about installing. I have a head that part is covered, but what about hot water,shower and toilet paper disposal.How much water per day will we use, what about heat will i even use it under sail? I am a guy i can go with out showers heat food
large amounts of toilet paper, but I know women can't so any input would be great thanks
Greg New member
30ft Cheoy Lee
An ATM would be a good addition.
If she's a patient woman with a good sense of adventure and humor
, then just get on board and go! But for the first few days/weeks/months, stay close to friendly ports
- you'll be learning
what is and is not needed.
Here are a few tips of my own, however:
Feminine products - always keep a small supply hidden from her
. This will save you a midnight dinghy
trip. This includes Midol and tampons at a minimum, but could incude nail polish remover, conditioner, deodorant, perfume, skin lotions, razors, a grooming kit, and whatever other doodads you observe her using when she leaves the bathroom door open a crack.
room - How do you install elbow
room? That is your problem my friend! This device will need to be installed in the galley
, head, and dressing room at least.
Cushioned bumpers: Anywhere a head goes.
Candles: Not the skinny white ones in your emergency
Also, you need to take into account the things YOU will need that you did not need before:
- Daily showers and shaves
- A different brand of deoderant
- A more expensive brand of cologne
- A new pair of flip flops every 2-3 months
- A yoga mat
And then there are the things the boat will need that, somehow, the original designers failed to anticipate:
- Decorative drawer pulls
- Curtain rods
- Paintable interior
- Glass, ceramic, or high quality plastic tableware and cutely designed custom racks to hold them
- Enough open deck
space for a yoga mat
- A captain's bathroom
Do not bother with these items:
- Dishwasher (your boat comes with one preinstalled)
God save you if she needs a hair dryer, air conditioning
, or a clothes iron