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Old 16-07-2020, 10:23   #16
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Re: Decadence

Decadence is when each one of the paid crew get their own cabin with en-suite head and bath.
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Old 16-07-2020, 10:48   #17
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Decadence is that moment when you are finally securely anchored, hot coffee cup in hand in the cockpit and you can forget for a moment the tasks on the to-do list.
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Old 16-07-2020, 10:49   #18
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I have a Seagull IV filtered water tap in the galley. I plumbed it through a reservoir in the fridge so that the tap spits out cold filtered water.
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Old 16-07-2020, 11:05   #19
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Millions of people worldwide make ice in their home freezer. The concept or idea that this is a major issue (i.e. contamiation at high occurence), is ludicrous. With the right filtering and precautions it is NOT a problem. Hence, not a problem on a boat either. Wash your hands, filter the water. Done! Your toothbrush has far more germs on it than any ice cube.
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Old 16-07-2020, 11:06   #20
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Regularly I'm teased by crew etc for enjoying my comforts while aboard, I crew up with very frugal parents thus I fully own and enjoy all the decadence on my boat that I can.

Btw, I explain to the crew that ridicule my comfort preferences "feel free not use or enjoy any of my modern comforts if it causes you any problems ".....of course all have indulged at my expense without

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Old 16-07-2020, 11:19   #21
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The real decadence is enjoying all the comfort of your boat without feeling spoiled, decadent or financially above the others. Oh.... maybe the second helicopter platform on the boat is decadent
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Old 16-07-2020, 15:29   #22
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50% of waking hours working on the boat for that stuff?? KISS- your missing all the fun.
I never said 'waking hours'. But half of the day is probably misleading. I was thinking of half a traditional 'Work Day', so roughly 4 hours (Cleaning, basic maintenance and general house keeping stuff. Trips to fill water bags, trips to get fuel, groceries, laundry, etc). It's not all beaches, snorkling and drinking.
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Old 16-07-2020, 15:34   #23
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hot shower, silk sheets and a cribbage board.
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Old 16-07-2020, 15:35   #24
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Re: Decadence


I was once aboard a large yacht that had a hot tub on the foredeck.

...And, some even have swimming pools. A singlehander friend of ours was offered to have his boat put in the swimming pool while he went on a motor cruise across an ocean on one trip.

The world's really amazing.

But, I really get it about the ice cubes. We cruised a year with no refrigeration, and getting it soon came to the top of the list. During that time, we learned to make drinks that tasted okay w/o ice.

So, I'd have to say my down pillow is decadent.

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Old 16-07-2020, 15:59   #25
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After growing up using a CQR anchor, I consider modern anchors quite decadent.

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Old 16-07-2020, 16:30   #26
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Some people to up their decadence threshold level

I am been waiting for someone to say ice cream.
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Old 16-07-2020, 16:32   #27
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Ice cubes

Good way to get sick and visit the hospital
If the ice is made from the same water you drink??

Besides, fear of ice cubes made out of the water I would drink anyways, that’s a level of concern I don’t think I could ever wrap my head around
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Old 16-07-2020, 16:37   #28
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Colombian coffee, bought in Colombia.
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Old 16-07-2020, 17:13   #29
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Real decadence on a boat is having everything working, nothing leaking .

What does this phrase mean, "...having everything working, nothing leaking"?
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Old 16-07-2020, 17:30   #30
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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 spend months on my boat at a time and I don't have any of those things. Sure sounds like decadence to me .

Of course, I didn't have some of those things in my last land house either, so I likely have a pretty screwed up perspective .
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