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Old 15-10-2014, 09:51   #31
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Henry David Thoureau suggested to, "beware of enterprises that require new clothes". Ironing should at least require caution. I wouldn't take the risk!
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

No ironing board for me but I do carry a small travel iron on board. I haven't used it in the last 10 years.
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Henry David Thoureau suggested to, "beware of enterprises that require new clothes". Ironing should at least require caution. I wouldn't take the risk!
One of my all time favorite quotes. I think the actual wording is -

Beware of any enterprise that requires the purchase of new clothing.

Another of his sayings I like is -

A monkey in Paris puts on a new hat and all the monkeys in America do the same.
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Old 15-10-2014, 15:51   #34
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Wow! I see what you mean. Its a great look



What I see looks pretty good to me (except for the poor excuse for a beard covering that very cute cleft in his chin) .
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

I really don't know why anybody would need an ironing board aboard. Just use Bounce in the dryer, then immediately hang your clothes on the rotating rack in the walk-in closet of the master bedroom's dressing room, and your evening clothes will stay neat as a pin.

Naturally, if your master bedroom's dressing room walk-in closet doesn't have a rotating rack, you'll need to upgrade your boat accordingly, but trust me; it will save you a bundle in ironing board covers.

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Old 15-10-2014, 18:34   #36
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I don't use an iron on land.........much less while out cruising!!
I only use an iron when sewing (usually canvas) to make the seams flat. Seldom or never on clothing and my wife never uses the iron.

Oh I forgot - I use one for installing edge banding on furniture and such in my shop.

Permanent press clothing works for us for places we go.
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

I have been cruising the Bahamas for a few years from Abacos to the Exumas. My wife only asked for two things; an iron and a hair curler. I have a Honda generator besides the invertor . The solar panel takes care of the batteries for the invertor and a cup full of gas takes care of the generator. Happy wife - happy life.
I have davits for the inflatable and a 9.8 Tohatsu. Have never felt either was in any peril at any time either from the sea or the locals. You don't need that big of a outboard. It's just what I have.

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Old 16-10-2014, 10:30   #38
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

What about a steamer instead. I got this one from target for about $30. Small enough that I would bring it along while cruising.

storage for the ironing board (even one of those half size ones) would be my big sticking point.
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

living aboard and going to work... we had a small table top ironing board. Cruising? Nah... the tourists in those fancy restaurants are all sunburnt, windswept and look just like cruisers anyway. However the restaurant staff can smell the difference... the tourists don't smell like mildew!

It was amazing when I opened a sealed plastic container with clothes from the boat... months after we returned to land.... wow.. those clothes smelled pretty bad, but we didn't notice it on board! Other non-boat clothes in similar containers were fine....
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

You people just seem to have missed the words of importance: "my wife says".

If all it needs to get her to say "lets go cruising" is an ironing board, get the freaking ironing board. You can always throw it away later once she gets tired of moving it.
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You people just seem to have missed the words of importance: "my wife says".

If all it needs to get her to say "lets go cruising" is an ironing board, get the freaking ironing board. You can always throw it away later once she gets tired of moving it.
Yes... well.. she IS the Admiral after all. Get a big board, will make a good surfboard, or fender board later on....
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Yes, you do need an iron and board. Your pressed clothing will make you stand out in any seaside town and make the statement that wealthy yachties have arrived. I recommend you also assume an arrogant and condescending demeanor befitting of all proper Yank travellers, especially in the Bahamas. There, it's very important that you act as stiff and uppity as your clothes look.

Alas, my clothing is modest and often a bit threadworn, but mostly clean. Theives don't consider me a worthwhile target. I wouldn't consider ironing because: 1) I just don't care what other people think about my clothing; 2) I buy clothing that doesn't hold wrinkles.
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

Hell, we don't have an iron, or board, on land let alone on the boat.

Back when I gave a **** I had my shirts professionally cleaned and pressed.

I no longer bother myself its such foolishness.
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Yes, you do need an iron and board. Your pressed clothing will make you stand out in any seaside town and make the statement that wealthy yachties have arrived. I recommend you also assume an arrogant and condescending demeanor befitting of all proper Yank travellers, especially in the Bahamas. There, it's very important that you act as stiff and uppity as your clothes look.

You don't think this was a little uncalled for? And this is coming from me
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Re: Do we really need an Ironing Board

An ironing board is essential, as is an iron. I keep ours with the scuba gear.

(A really long cord for the iron is a good idea if your PADI rating is more than just recreational open water.)

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