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Old 24-07-2020, 18:21   #136
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i have a wife for the dishes ......
Wow. Just wow. Did you seriously type that, think to yourself "Yep, that's acceptable" and click submit?
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Old 24-07-2020, 18:45   #137
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Two full bottles of good rum?
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Old 24-07-2020, 21:39   #138
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If you spend months at a time on your boat like I do, nothing you might like to have in a house is decadence. At least, that's how I look at it.

Washer? Dryer? Not decadence. On the contrary, the small capacity combined unit I have is a slight hardship.

Central heating? Abundant electrical power? AV equipment? Full size showers? Separate fridge and freezer? Not decadence. I have no intention of spending half my life camping.

Dishwasher? Not decadence. Oops, I don't have a dishwasher - so mark that as "hardship".

I very much desire a dishwasher and I don't know why more yachts don't have them. Save a ton of water, and have much cleaner dishes. My next boat will have a dishwasher.
You are so right, my last boat had a twin draw dish washer, only 6 litres per wash every couple of days, only had 1500 litre tank so had to make it count. As for the op and decadence, also a 5 kg washing machine, 350 litre fridge freezer, 40 inch tv, lazy boy chairs, 1750 watts of solar etc...etc. my now boat, has a 50 litre freezer, ( no fridge ) 100w solar panel, hell, I donít even have a stereo.
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Old 24-07-2020, 22:24   #139
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Wow. Just wow. Did you seriously type that, think to yourself "Yep, that's acceptable" and click submit?
What ! did he say something wrong.
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Old 24-07-2020, 22:42   #140
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Wow. Just wow. Did you seriously type that, think to yourself "Yep, that's acceptable" and click submit?
Methinks that if you had been around here for a while you would have recognised Atoll's sarcasm and tongue in cheek humour.
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Old 24-07-2020, 23:46   #141
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While people romanticize the "simple" boat (whatever that means), I feel most cruisers and liveaboards have comfortable boats with reasonable modern types of conveniences on them.

To me nothing on the boat says boat decadence more than ice cubes I made on the boat. I have a full bag of them in the freezer right now, but most of the time I forget about them. But oh when I remember I always think to myself "what boat decadence".

I wonder what others consider decadent on their boats.

I would say a clothes washer dryer is a decadence!

As for the ice, if you make it yourself from bottled water or water from tour RO watermaker, there is no way you will get sick!

As for the ice from dodgy bars in third world tropical countries, add enough rum and you should be ok!!!!
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Maybe also a bread maker????
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Old 25-07-2020, 07:37   #143
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Maybe also a bread maker????
Oh, we have one of those. It's called me .
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I see that some peopleís idea of decadence is far above mine :-)
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Maybe also a bread maker????



Seriously? You just posted that after seeing how upset one member was when they mentioned that the he was married to the DISHWASHER?!?


Now I suppose you are going to say the BREADMAKER is your girlfriend?!?
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Now I suppose you are going to say the BREADMAKER is your girlfriend?!?
Good god.......... I've made somekind of mistake.........

My wife thinks an autolyse has something to do with our car........

And a slap and fold is some kind of creepy porn...........

Edited to add: only real bread makers will have any idea what I'm talking about........
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Seriously? You just posted that after seeing how upset one member was when they mentioned that the he was married to the DISHWASHER?!?


Now I suppose you are going to say the BREADMAKER is your girlfriend?!?
Maybe that explains why my wife doesn't like the breadmaker??🤔😂
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Peanut Butter whiskey, in a real glass, with a big 2" whiskey ice cube
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We are pretty spoiled so many things aren't as special as we have always had them. But two ago I hired a first mate for the season. Best year ever. Coffee ready at 6:00am, freshly speared fish for dinner, clean boat every day and a rum and coke ready when the work was done. That's pretty much the only luxury I'd like to add in the future - a really good crew person.
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We just saw Orcas (killer whales) swim past our anchored boat.

We are sitting in cockpit enjoying the sunshine while sipping a craft dark ale that is brewed on this island (despite not much more than 100 inhabitants), a perfect compliment to homemade nibbles.

It is this type experience that is true decadence when cruising .
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