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Old 20-08-2011, 20:45   #1
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All She Wants Now Is . . .

Having tried sailing for the first time last month with a trip down the Keys, the Admiral has now told me that the boat NEEDS three more things:
  1. Shower curtains
  2. Unlimited water
  3. Air-conditioning
For the trip down the Keys I just bought a cheap ($100) window air-con from K-Mart and mounted it the companionway. Not good enough I'm told, though I agree too.

Looks like more money to spend, bigger batteries needed, and extra solar panels required. Ah well, things done to keep Admirals happy are rewarded in heaven (the fore-cabin in my case).
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Old 20-08-2011, 21:00   #2
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Re: All she wants now is...

There's always something to do on a boat, remember the most expensive way works out to be the cheapest way in the long run.
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Old 20-08-2011, 21:04   #3
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Re: All she wants now is...

Air con requires either a gen-set or a marina. You won't power one from a battery for long.
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Old 20-08-2011, 21:13   #4
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Air con requires either a gen-set or a marina. You won't power one from a battery for long.
Yes John, quite right, and she understands that. Extra battery and charging power would be for a watermaker.
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Old 20-08-2011, 21:42   #5
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Re: All she wants now is...

Hi Paul - If you're planning a watermaker installation, you might want to read our Watermaker page. Ditto for Solar Panels. OK, shameless self promotion, but there's good cruiser-specific info in there.
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Old 20-08-2011, 23:17   #6
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Hi Paul - If you're planning a watermaker installation, you might want to read our Watermaker page. Ditto for Solar Panels. OK, shameless self promotion, but there's good cruiser-specific info in there.
Thanks Jon, excellent info.
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

Cheaper to demote her.

If she wasn't an admiral maybe she wouldn't expect all that pricey gear.

A First Mate could be a lot more affordable
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Old 20-08-2011, 23:54   #8
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Cheaper to demote her.

If she wasn't an admiral maybe she wouldn't expect all that pricey gear.

A First Mate could be a lot more affordable
LOL, ever tried to demote an Admiral? Seems like it would need an act of God!

Maybe I should have started her out as a first mate. Easier to promote than demote.
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

You're gonna need a bigger boat!
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

Cruising or living aboard is a team effort. For a pleasant experience, the Admiral must be happy. So, we sold the sailboat and bought a trawler. Now the Admiral/Galley Wench (her words) has a water maker, washer, airco, and a fully equipped galley. We're both happy now.
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

I would trade in the Admiral before I'd install that stuff. Time for negotiation. Get a backbone.
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

I'm very fortunate in that my wife understands that a sailboat is not a condo.
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

Shower curtains....easy solution, Walmart.

Unlimited water....there is an almost infinite amount on the outside of the hull.

Air conditioning....sail further north.
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air conditioning? got my window unit for 140 dollars, it fits into my formosa's dinette window, and i stay on a dock f or summer storms.. got it because i sailed south and stayed with my boat.....novel concept, it seems.....the rest--what david m said.......
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Re: All She Wants Now Is . . .

And the watermaker will pay for itself when you go cruising, so it is an investment. And remember "If the Admiral ain't happy,
no bodies happy!
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