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Old 20-10-2009, 15:38   #1
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What Do Women Want ?

Isn't this the age old question? My wife has sailed on 4 different models of monohulls now. But since I'm looking at selling our current boat and moving up I of course ask her what she wants in a boat. Other than a stand-up shower (she told me this before we got our current boat) she doesn't have anything to input. I do know some of the things she wants even though she can not say it to me (hey I pay attention sometimes).

So.....what do women want????

PS - don't tell me about the gallery, she doesn't use this I do. In fact I do 90% of stuff. Maybe I should just stop caring about want she wants (just kidding I don't the loss of any body parts in the night)!
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Old 20-10-2009, 15:45   #2
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what do woman want? You are kidding right?
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Old 20-10-2009, 15:52   #3
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So.....what do women want????
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I want a place to put everything so that I am not constantly having to move things around and a boat that feels homey and comfortable.
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Old 20-10-2009, 16:05   #5
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Please ladies tell us...
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This seems like one of those threads that will cause a polarization of opinions which will cause some to get upset about sexist remarks. What the hell, I have been known to jump in at the deep end on occasion. My wife likes to be able to plug in the coffee maker at the same time as the toaster, hair dryer. Poor batteries and inverter have a haemorrhage.
I would like to apologize in advance for anyone I have offended and I do realize not all females are the same
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OK a couple more things with the help of my husband: a boat that you can trust, a good bed, a good seat, plenty of hot water.
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Old 20-10-2009, 16:32   #8
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Yes, a real answer that I can write down! Lots of hot water (which doubles with lots of water). I guess this kind of went with the stand-up shower, but sometimes it's that forest though the trees. But I'll let the cat out of the bag ladies, guys like showers too.

As far as this topic going to get sexist remarks; I hope so as that is the point. Lets go ladies open up (guys get your bosses input and post it).
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mine wants me to sell the boat!!
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What about reliability? I want to know I can count on the important parts to function most of the time, preferably ALL of the time.
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ohhhh......

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Before we moved on board "Walking On Water", we asked ourselves the following question.

"What do we most look forward to about returning home from a really fun vacation?"

Our answers, not necessarily in order were....

A Good Bed
A nice shower
Good coffee


We got a full size queen temperpedic mattress
We have a nice shower with hot water via shore power, generator, engine heat exchanger and hydronic furnace.
We put a cappucinno machine on board.

It did require the hydronic heating system, a good inverter, a water maker and a generator to keep both the Admiral AND the Captain happy but she can function on board without feeling like she's 'making do'.

Yes, we also have a separate fridge and freezer. (the freezer holds more than the one in the house) and we also have a large 1050 amp house bank and solar panels as well.

You see, after our first charter in the Bahamas when the, ah, ahem, Captain had a bit of a debrief from the Admiral and crew, he learned that constant harping on water use and power usage would be, let's just say, Counterproductive. Happy to report, he saw the light and found himself living aboard the boat of his dreams at the suggestion of the Admiral.

Be wise...
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I like this approach.....
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1) seaworthyness
2) motion comfort
3) In good shape so I am not working on it all the time and (yeah I know, boat with no work - fantasy land)
4) Hmmm.. Hot water, Mac pack, electric windlass, propane stove with oven, good access to storage.
5) and to spice it up ( for all you popcorn eaters) a velvet lined drawer to put lace unmentionables in

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A man walking along a beach on the coast of California comes across a ancient bottle. Rubbing the sand off to get a better look, a genie appears. The conversation goes like this.
Genie: I am a great and powerful Genie, but as a result of the current economy, I am only able to grant one wish.
Man: I have always wanted to visit the Hawaiian Islands, but am deathly afraid of airplanes and boats. I wish you to build a bridge to Hawaii so that I might drive.
Genie: (severely distressed) Do you understand the magnitude of your wish? The engineering alone would break me. Not to mention the labor and materials that have skyrocketed lately. Please, I will grant any other wish than this bridge.
Man: (contemplating at length) So, Genie, you will grant any other wish?
Genie: Anything you command.
Man: I have always wanted to understand women. That is my wish.
Genie: Do you want that bridge 2 lanes or 4? <drag cursor
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