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Old 24-07-2020, 08:42   #121
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Re: Decadence

My Idea of decadence would be a new woodstove for the cabin

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Old 24-07-2020, 08:48   #122
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Re: Decadence

Consumer goods, for example ice makers, have warranted many comments in this thread.

These goods are not expensive. An ice maker costs $100- $150!

It is often not the appliance that is decadent, rather it is having the resources such as power and water to run these devices that is the important factor. For true decadence these resources need to produced without hassle (noise, vibration, time spent servicing and repairing, or undue time spent in marinas).
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Amen! 😎
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It is often not the appliance that is decadent, rather it is having the resources such as power and water to run these devices that is the important factor. For true decadence these resources need to produced without hassle (noise, vibration, time spent servicing and repairing, or undue time spent in marinas).
That is why things like ice cubes, or a long hot shower etc. are so decadent.
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Old 24-07-2020, 09:54   #125
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In Southern Bahamas, 2 weeks without any refrigeration, another couple came by to say hello. They had ICE in there rum punches and RATTELED the cubes the whole time visiting! so, my vote is: ICE, ICE CREAM,FROZEN COCKTAIL and ANYTHING COLD!
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You got your Moneys worth out of this thread.
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Old 24-07-2020, 10:38   #128
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surely, if you put enough rum in contaminated ice ??
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Old 24-07-2020, 11:09   #129
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Keureg Coffee Maker


and ... I think this should be considered as the best item for most decadent:
ToTo Brand heated toilet seat with warm water bidet included, on your electric macerator toilet.
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Old 24-07-2020, 11:27   #130
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my wife thinks of a warm water bidet as a muff puffer...
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Re: Decadence

Ice at sea for the one a day sundowner is pure decadence, especially 20 days out, when all the fresh stuff is pretty well gone. Our no freezer buddy boats were plain jealous.

But carefully horded Ice cream bars, 2 weeks out, in sweltering doldrums .......that’s what made them rave!

Of course, you also need an SSB to fully exploit the moment ��
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Standing headroom.

I spend a lot of time on a Catalina 22.
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Old 24-07-2020, 17:24   #133
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Re: Decadence

Let me see what I have
Running Water - yes
Hot Water - not yet
Stove -Yes thatís a basic
Oven - No
Air Conditioning - no and not for me
Heat - Yes only of this year and not used it yet.
Shower - not really
Hot Shower - no itís on the list
Clean Sheets - yes
Clean Clothes - Always
Fridge - Yes
Freezer - No
Ice Cubes - only if I buy them before boarding
Cold Beer - no but I have good alcoholic drinks, that you couldnít find in a shop
Flush toilet - hand pump
Auto pilot - Yes

Guess I am still basic then and a lift the anchor by hand and I donít own an outboard.
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Old 24-07-2020, 17:28   #134
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Re: Decadence

I have a wonderful 12 volt refrigeration system that runs off of my solar panels keeps my beer cold don't need ice cubes since I quit drinking rum had a dishwasher but she left she was a pain in the arse anyhow
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Real decadence on a boat is having everything working, nothing leaking .
This!
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