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Old 15-02-2011, 09:42   #61
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I have about the lowest maintenance girl in the world.... doesn't require anything special, doesn't use too much water; she just goes with the flow (pun intended).

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Old 20-02-2011, 08:21   #62
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Didn't Lynn and Larry Pardey have only a bucket? As for toilet paper, I don't believe they covered that in their books.
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Amazing

It's amazing how this thread started seeking information about how to make a woman happy aboard and has devolved into potties and toilet paper. I firmly believe women have more on their mind than that.

I'm going to complete the cycle and mention Hitler. (All arguments devolve, eventually, to this. Don't believe me? Look it up.)

Other than that, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that if a woman elects to come aboard, don't treat her like chattel, a slave, or someone stupid. Do explain things and make sure she's comfortable with at least some of the basic systems. ( The VHF, wheel or tiller, and the head for three)

Most of all: Don't yell.
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Old 20-02-2011, 10:59   #64
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Old 20-02-2011, 11:13   #65
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A man needs a woman on a boat like a boat needs a hole in the hull! It makes for interesting sailing some of the time but most of the time you wish it wasn't there!
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Old 20-02-2011, 11:16   #66
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all my girl friends love this..........
Reminds me of this 80 YO (today) commercial.


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One indicator is the condition and length of her nails. It's not absolutely accurate but should give you some indication as to whether or not she is a hands on type of person who does not mind grinding a winch or working on an engine. I know it sounds sexist, but I think there is a degree of truth to this. This has held up with women I have dated in the distant past.

Women can probably get the same sense about men who do not trim their eyebrows or nose hairs. The more they look like a caveman, the more they probably behave like one.

Visual indicators are exactly that, indications but not absolutes.
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Old 20-02-2011, 11:26   #68
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Other than that, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that if a woman elects to come aboard, don't treat her like chattel, a slave, or someone stupid. Do explain things and make sure she's comfortable with at least some of the basic systems. ( The VHF, wheel or tiller, and the head for three)

Most of all: Don't yell.
and if a fella ain't yet understood enough about how to deal with women / what they want ashore - then doing exactly the same afloat, except also within the confines of a large closet space, ain't gonna be the magic solution...........

Just sayin'
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Old 20-02-2011, 11:31   #69
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So true, so true...
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One indicator is the condition and length of her nails. It's not absolutely accurate but should give you some indication as to whether or not she is a hands on type of person who does not mind grinding a winch or working on an engine. I know it sounds sexist, but I think there is a degree of truth to this. This has held up with women I have dated in the distant past.

Women can probably get the same sense about men who do not trim their eyebrows or nose hairs. The more they look like a caveman, the more they probably behave like one.

Visual indicators are exactly that, indications but not absolutes.
Obviously very true for men but not always so for women. (says she with soft dainty hands and nice painted nails). Ok, im more the exception than the rule.

Just cos you do a dirty job is no excuse to let yourself go, standards MUST be maintained
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In the end what a women needs on a boat is.............me!

Knew if I read this long enough it would occur to me.
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starting a new thread...."what a man needs".................
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Ok so I'm not on the boat yet but.....here it comes......I've been practicing! I use minimal makeup, lost the high maintenance hair, testing how long a roll of toilet paper lasts me, even came up with some solutions that will work for me. I found out that I can live on a lot less and I can be lower maintanence and still look great, (so says my wonderful husband...lol). I am so looking forward to sailboat life, I begin with a small 5th wheel living aboard for the next couple of months....I really feel I can do this!!! See not all women need to be kept, just loved and respected!
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