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Old 14-02-2011, 09:14   #31
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Wonderblond is happy as long as we've got:
* clean sheets
* a wireless connection
* an orchid blooming in the galley.

I can't imagine either of us being aware of, let alone concerned about, each other's consumption of toiletries. When the supply runs low, more is purchased. It's not as if we're backpacking at this point.
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Funny you should ask, that depends on the woman I suppose, since today is Valentine’s day I will give you an example-I met this Gal a few months ago- , how I won her over was I showed up at her home with 1200 pounds of Horse **** and dumped it in her front yard , then planted a garden for her when she came home that day from work it was instant love- after she got over the smell-shes now dropping everything and coming onboard for a 6 month trail


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Old 14-02-2011, 09:38   #33
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I have a list of boat projects to do this winter/spring. I put each on a 3"x5" card and asked her to prioritize them.

They were as follows, in order as near as I can remember them away from my notes:

what card said (what it really means for work to be done)
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no mildew (Remove mildew on headliners)
no head smell (Re-do head hoses so they don't smell)
Refrigerator (adding 12v compressor and a wind generator)
Curling iron (inverter for curling iron. We have one already, I may add a true sine wave inverter)

Some things she just plain said that she doesn't need, like netflix and the TV. She also said she doesn't need a freezer or washing machine. Actually, I really wanted to put a washing machine on board - I still think she'll like it more than she realizes.

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Old 14-02-2011, 10:26   #34
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The issue is not what women want generically, but what she will want/need. I would suggest that before taking off for an extendend cruise, you may want to try to short weekend. or week long cruises and then get her imput directly.

You may also want to read some Lynne and Larry Pardey books/articles - they have lived and cruised for years on a boat that is not much larger than yours and have some excellent suggestions.

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Old 14-02-2011, 11:35   #35
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I have a list of boat projects to do this winter/spring. I put each on a 3"x5" card and asked her to prioritize them.

They were as follows, in order as near as I can remember them away from my notes:

what card said (what it really means for work to be done)
------------- --------------------------------------
no mildew (Remove mildew on headliners)
no head smell (Re-do head hoses so they don't smell)
Refrigerator (adding 12v compressor and a wind generator)
Curling iron (inverter for curling iron. We have one already, I may add a true sine wave inverter)

Some things she just plain said that she doesn't need, like netflix and the TV. She also said she doesn't need a freezer or washing machine. Actually, I really wanted to put a washing machine on board - I still think she'll like it more than she realizes.

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Yes!!!!! I was thinking of the washing machine, but I think my ice box would need to go.Do any of you think i should get rid of the ice box?
Also I don't feel right flushing the paper of any kind even with a macerator. .
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Old 14-02-2011, 12:11   #36
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While a washing maschine would be nice, I would much prefer the ice box if one had to make a choice.
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I, as a woman require a bucket if there's no head, I do use some toilet paper, and then just the same as everyone else (unless its that time of the month), but certainly some women are the high-heels and luggage type. I'd just ask them what they feel they need.

Jeez who are all of you guys taking on board who can't go without using up all the power to dry their hair. That's just annoying.
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Old 14-02-2011, 12:14   #38
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I think that most woman like men , will endure a lot if they love/care for the person there going with- and can get by without all the fancy stuff many think they need- Unless there paying for a charter then you have to give them the works!
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Your all so comical, you have some strange conceptions.

Ram, your a lucky chappie arnt you?
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Your all so comical, you have some strange conceptions.

Ram, your a lucky chappie arnt you?
I think we all make our own luck!
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Your all so comical, you have some strange conceptions.
No conceptions so far - maybe a bit too strange?
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agreed re. charters

I spent years backpacking around, so being on a sailboat isn't about what I'll do for my partner, we bought it together, and we're living in more luxury on our cal 28 than we have been on the road, out of a backpack.

Same with a bunch of our friends who have recently gotten boats.
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Curling iron (inverter for curling iron. We have one already, I may add a true sine wave inverter)


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FYI -They make Butane powered curling irons, no electricity needed
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From what little experience I have: It depends on the woman. I know women that behave on boats just like men in that they take short showers, stand watches, do what's necessary, and still manage to be some of the hottest women I know.

With the exception of some biological differences (and you all know what they are), women can be just like us.

Now, if you're looking to bring women with big hair and high heeled shoes and mini-skirts (if they're even around anymore) you need a powerboat. Or a large sailing boat with all the creature comforts.

Sailing is a team life-style. It's very hard to keep a cruising life when half the crew does menial work and the other half doesn't. For long term cruising you have to be equals.

As far as toilet paper goes and that sort of thing, most heads will take any kind of toilet paper you can imagine. It may take a bit more pumping, but it will work. Scott makes a decent 2 ply easily dissolved paper.

There's no way around room for make-up and stuff. Just give it over. You'll be happier in the end.

Access to sump filters is great - if you have a sump with an exposed pipe, put a piece of stocking over it to catch hair. Remember - your hair comes out, too. Well, up until you lose it all, that is.

Frankly, I much prefer to have a woman aboard than another man. For more than just the obvious reasons. What they may lack in physical strength they make up in emotional strength. Moreover, they are more likely to discuss things than men and less likely to just do things.

They also have the added benefit of being indescribably wonderful yet mysterious creatures. And they have a nice shape.
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Frankly, I much prefer to have a woman aboard than another man. For more than just the obvious reasons. What they may lack in physical strength they make up in emotional strength. Moreover, they are more likely to discuss things than men and less likely to just do things.

They also have the added benefit of being indescribably wonderful yet mysterious creatures. And they have a nice shape.
I think you said it best here & I agree 100% -
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