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Old 27-11-2017, 15:47   #16
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

I refuse to drink single malt speyside whisky, martini's, bubbles and quality Shiraz from plastic.
Glass only for us, 2 glasses broken in 2 years.
Industrial vacuum cleaner sorts out the shards, not a fragment has found a foot yet.
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Old 27-11-2017, 15:50   #17
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

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To me, being on a boat doesn't mean pretending I'm on land.
To me living on a boat means living - not camping.
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Old 27-11-2017, 16:02   #18
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

hamburking wrote, "To me, being on a boat does not mean pretending I'm on land."

Of course not. But we've lived aboard over 30 yrs. now, and there are some luxuries I like: my down pillow; glass glasses, and reasonable eating ware, and Jim gets real coffee, too, not instant. Because those things matter to us, we do what we need to do to minimize breakage. Since 1990, we have broken about 12 wine glasses--all by guests, as it happens. Very little breakage, all told.

We have used all plastic, and got away from it pretty fast. We have not had to cope with breakage below decks, except for the chimney that jumped out of the lamp. I agree that glass shards below are distressing, especially in a seaway, it is definitely something to avoid.

I think that if you are happy with plastic, that is certainly one way to cope with the potential problems posed by breakable stuff. I'm cool with that. We have some stainless steel wine glasses we take ashore, and I'd still rather drink out of glass, but I don't like carting it around.

It is all very individual, and hamburking is right, and so is Simi60. This is another "to each his own" sort of thing.

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Old 27-11-2017, 21:06   #19
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

[QUOTE=taxwizz;2525911]"Glassware? We don't need no stinking glassware."
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Originally (sort of) from "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
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Old 27-11-2017, 23:23   #20
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

This might work: glasses with silicone sleeves

https://www.lifefactory.com/collections/wine-glasses
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

My boat is totally plastic free, except for shopping bags, fridge cans and washing baskets.

As a liveaboard l eat Limoges, nice cutlery and nice-to-me glasses. It is a necessity. It includes silverware.

I cook and eat like at home, just a bit more crumpy.

Also about female companionship, and friends, l am no easier onboard as compared to shore life.

Thanks to Ann and Simi, I don't feel like being eccentric (though l am)

Biggest difference is my dressing code
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

I keep both on board. A few nice wine glasses that I keep in their own padded box for enjoying a good quality shiraz, and a some unbreakable ones for later in the evening when the grip isn't so good.
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Old 29-11-2017, 02:21   #23
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Re: How to protect glassware from getting broken?

My boat came with a factory cabinet for wine, it holds six wine bottles and six glasses in a teak crate like structure. I think it is a good system and you can build one fairly easily.
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