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Old 16-07-2020, 09:06   #1
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Decadence

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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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.
Ice cubes

Good way to get sick and visit the hospital
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Ice cubes

Good way to get sick and visit the hospital

Seriously?
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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
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Re: Decadence

Sailorboy's threads never go the way he plans them...


I second ice. I just brought my fridge online after being off for over a year. Having something cold to drink makes a huge difference in quality of life.
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Re: Decadence

wow I thought/met for this to be a fun thread and it went downhill right at the start
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Yeah can’t trust the ice at the land house either. Sigh

For me and my little boat that sadly isn’t getting out much, I’d say ac power.
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I'm dont live on the boat full time but I agree the fridge with cold water, beer, and ice cubes is a great luxury. Apparently I'm a risk taker. I've drank homemade ice all my life and plan to continue.
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i guess having an ice maker onboard is something to aspire to!
we just make our own in the freezer,so no worries about imported bugs in store bought ice
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IMHO...Decadence on a boat:

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

It may seem laughable, but spend any length of time on anchor and consider how difficult these things are (or how much work they require). At Anchor, we figure we spend roughly half of the day 'working for the boat' to make these things possible.
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I would say for me, boat decadence is the refrigerator. Our first couple boats didnt have anything more than a cooler and so opening the counter top up and grabbing some fresh foods and cold drinks certainly feels luxurious to me. Its especially neat when you haven't been shopping in a week or two.

Slug:
I can see avoiding ice coming from a sketchy source- but if you have to avoid your own ice- you have bigger problems than the ice!

Shrew:
50% of waking hours working on the boat for that stuff?? KISS- your missing all the fun.
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Hot shower, definitely!

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Re: Decadence

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 very much desire a dishwasher and I don't know why more yachts don't have them. Save a ton of water, and have much cleaner dishes. My next boat will have a dishwasher.
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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 very much desire a dishwasher and I don't know why more yachts don't have them. Save a ton of water, and have much cleaner dishes. My next boat will have a dishwasher.
i have a wife for the dishes ......and a Mother Ship for when i run out of all the other stuff .......how decadent is that
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Real decadence on a boat is having everything working, nothing leaking .
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