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Old 21-07-2020, 16:57   #106
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Re: Decadence

One almost all can do

BBQ ribs

Always seems little decadent because you need to have the good life time to plan for them
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Old 21-07-2020, 18:01   #107
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My first boat did not have a fridge for years....just an ice box....
This worked fine as long as I could feed it with ice....
but there were times when I'd run out of ice and no ice was available.....

Subsequently, I learned to drink my rum and coke warm.....an acquired taste !

Decadence was when a fellow sailor would come aboard for a sundowner and bring along a small ziplock bag with a handful of ice cubes
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Old 21-07-2020, 18:12   #108
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And, GILow, what's a/the 18-30 rule?????

Always sail between 18 and 30 degrees.

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Old 23-07-2020, 12:23   #109
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One almost all can do

BBQ ribs

I can personally vouch for these particular ribs. True decadence.



I have most of the little luxuries on board, but would find a watermaker decadent.
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Everything. It's wonderfully soft, yet completely bomb proof. I have sewn external cockpit cushions in it that stay out permanently. Yet it's nicer inside than anything else. It's getting hard to find, as it's only made in one factory in Italy and most of the production goes to supercar and superyacht builders. Well worth the price.

I specified it in my westerly in 1996 (they'd never heard of it but happily went along with my request). I sold that boat in 2000 to a sailing school, who since then have chartered it constantly, cruising the Atlantic twice a year and generally being abused.

I won't have anything else on any boat of mine. It's not cheap, but it's peanuts compared with anything else on a boat.
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Old 24-07-2020, 00:46   #111
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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.

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Old 24-07-2020, 06:56   #114
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For me, and our boats particular constraints, the ability to make fresh water is a game changer!

My wife will not drink water from the boat, bless her heart, even though have shown her water tests which prove that the water from our water maker is far cleaner than city water.
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Old 24-07-2020, 07:24   #115
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Even in our 25' C Dory we have "ice chunks". We have long frozen water from boat's potable water system in a "Baggie" in the freezer (got to have a freezer in every boat!), and then used an ice pick to break off what was needed. Never drank any liquid which had "domestic" ice in it. Domestic ice is for dead fish in most parts of the World..
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Old 24-07-2020, 07:29   #116
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I guess this would be a bad time to admit we have a dedicated ice maker on our boat.
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Old 24-07-2020, 07:30   #117
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Cruisers ice maker:

Put a 1-2 liter plastic recycled water or soda bottle in the freezer mostly full of water. Remove when needed.
Beat the crap out of it. Cut it open and you have 1-2 liters of crushed ice!

And you never have to worry about it spilling or what position its in.
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Old 24-07-2020, 07:38   #118
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I sail a small boat, with nothing but the barest minimum of comfort, but I do have one weird piece of decadence. Namely a fancy teak liqueur cabinet with a mirror wall, that lights up when you open the door. It has space for two normal round bottles and a vaguely kidney shaped hole made especially for a bottle of Stroh, an Austrian brand of very strong rum. I didn't put it in, the previous owner did, in fact I am somewhat annoyed by it since I never drink anything stronger than beer on board, so it just sits empty and cuts into locker space behind it. But it does impress the occasional guest!



As for what I would personally consider decadense, well, let's start with hot running water and just go on from there.
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AC my pick

Also with ice cube, i fill 1lt bottle with filter 1/2 water and throw it into the freezer over night. And just pour whatever i want into the rest of the bottle next day. Keep my drink cool for a few hours
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I agree with the ice cube risk. Totally depends on water source. If you have a reverse osmosis water maker then your own ice cubes are fine.

For me, decadence on board means full internet access, satellite TV, full climate control., all the time plus enough room in holding tank to stay on the hook in a beautiful spot for days on end.
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