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Old 16-07-2020, 17:33   #31
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On the decadence scale, I guess it would have to be around cold stuff. My spouse makes ice cubes in our little freezer, but to me that just water downs my drink, so no interest. But I do love cold spritzers and beer. That's pretty decadent when months out and 1000s of miles from anything resembling urban life.
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Thin runny poop FTW!

Ice is for the spoiled.
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Toilet paper with floral patterns embossed on it.
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Some people to up their decadence threshold level.............

Ok, how about standing watch during snotty weather in a tee shirt. Pilot House.
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Ice cubes



Good way to get sick and visit the hospital


And that sir is why (at the dock) I place the whiskey/rum/vodka/tequila in the freezer.

Decadence to me is air conditioning! Doubly so when it is an air conditioned wheel house on a power boat.
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Ok, how about standing watch during snotty weather in a tee shirt. Pilot House.
Definitely second that.
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Old 16-07-2020, 19:25   #37
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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 .
Mmmm..... maybe it's your 4th anchor???
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Hell yes

A common vector for food born illness

Industrial food ice is produced under strict safeguards

Even it can be poorly handled and make your poop run thin



And all of these years I've been using ice made at home, in my house, and in my RV, and I guess I've just been amazingly lucky! I haven't gotten sick even ONCE from ice cube borne illness!



Seriously, you're going to hang you hat on that?!? What a crock . . .
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And all of these years I've been using ice made at home, in my house, and in my RV, and I guess I've just been amazingly lucky! I haven't gotten sick even ONCE from ice cube borne illness!



Seriously, you're going to hang you hat on that?!? What a crock . . .
Agreed. If you are getting sick from ice you make then you need to take a class in hygiene and food handling.
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Fresh water in the heads
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A 70kg anchor
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Some people to up their decadence threshold level

I am been waiting for someone to say ice cream.
Funny you should mention ice cream. Back when we started cruising, ice cream was a rare and wonderful experience. There were tiny, two cup hand ice cream makers for boaties. But for those of us without refrigeration, ice cream was a big deal.

I clearly remember putting tea spoons in our back pockets and going into Atuona with some cruiser friends, and at the store there, we bought a half gallon tub of chocolate ice cream (all they had was vanilla or chocolate), and we went outside and shared out the ice cream from the common tub....and never worried about the public health consequences of it.

Not sure it's decadent, though, but very welcome.

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well our boat is our home, and so anything that we had in our land home is not decadence...it's just life

at the moment we happily live without (working) aircon and a dishwasher, but if we had such we wouldn't consider it decadent

nearly everything else listed above as 'decadent' we feel is normal. however if by decadence we mean 'pointless wasteful luxury' i'd consider a freezer that will keep ice cream frozen as 'decadent' (neither of our freezers will do this !)

i suppose what an individual considers decadence is relative to how deep is the pocket...some people would say the helicopter landing pad is vital

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To me, decadence would be owning a sailboat with all of the above mentioned items, and having enough money to support it the rest of your life without working for somebody else or paying taxes.
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