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Old 16-07-2020, 23:56   #46
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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 .

To each his own!
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Old 17-07-2020, 01:08   #47
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I've just finished sewing Alcantara seat cushions for the dinghy. Does that count?
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Old 17-07-2020, 01:33   #48
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Come on guys, you need to pump this up........

I have:

Ice maker
Freezer
Fridge
Two ovens, one propane, one electric
Air fryer
Grill
Air conditioning
Generator
Ninja food processor
Microwave
Hot water heater

Things I'd like to bring along:

Smoker for ribs and pulled pork
Washer and Dryer
Dishwasher

and a maid.......... to clean it all up.........
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Old 17-07-2020, 04:27   #49
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Re: Decadence

Having my Wife aboard is decadant. Im very gratefully that not have her aboard has become a rare experience.

Ice cubes on demand is next.

But otherwise we are much like Mike ORiely, our land abode is a 20x24 hunting cabin w/o running water. I’m having an incinerating toilet installed as I type so that we don’t need to rely upon cistern water for flushing.

The cabin does have a standards size reefer and a nice little kerosene stove.

We do own a 3 story historic brownstone on a nice center city in Philly. 4 apartments, we lived in one. Now all rented out. I don’t miss that life style one bit.
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Yeah, ice. We run our icemaker two to three times per week (and never get sick). Also, an air-conditioned office with full-tilt wifi. Very grateful for what we have.
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I wonder what others consider decadent on their boats.

I’m loving my electric blankets.

It’s winter here, just saying. Ice makers ain’t pushing my buttons.
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Real decadence on a boat is having everything working, nothing leaking .

Has that actually ever happened? I thought that was a unicorn state.
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Has that actually ever happened? I thought that was a unicorn state.

It's a state that can be briefly reached after an extended period of working on the boat. And it typically ends just about the time when you go to use the boat.
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Has that actually ever happened? I thought that was a unicorn state.

My previous boat was 34' with very basic systems; no fridge, minimal electronics, no wind or solar charging.

Owned it for seven years and lived on board for almost three. During the time I lived on the boat and did constant maintenance I remember one period for about 6 weeks or so when everything worked and no maintenance items like oil or filter changes on the list.
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It's a state that can be briefly reached after an extended period of working on the boat. And it typically ends just about the time when you go to use the boat.


Ah...a Planck.
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I thought it was decadent when they invented GPS (1993--I must have gotten mine a few years after that).
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shower where you can run the water for what feels like "forever"
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Mmmm..... maybe it's your 4th anchor???

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Absolutely. Heck, if I have your own I'd throw my own away .
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All these things take work to achieve and often need repaired.

Running Water
Hot Water
Stove
Oven
Air Conditioning
Heat
Shower
Hot Shower
Clean Sheets
Clean Clothes
Fridge
Freezer
Ice Cubes
Cold Beer
Flush toilet

Im thinking that decadence would be having someone ie crew do it for you.
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My previous boat was 34' with very basic systems; no fridge, minimal electronics, no wind or solar charging.



Owned it for seven years and lived on board for almost three. During the time I lived on the boat and did constant maintenance I remember one period for about 6 weeks or so when everything worked and no maintenance items like oil or filter changes on the list.


This is not very reassuring.
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