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Old 19-11-2018, 14:06   #76
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Whowouldathunkit… 5 pages for a men's underwear post.
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>>Does a .45 ACP count as 'physical protection'?

Not against ropes, abrasive surfaces, corners, etc. Besides, sunburn / rope burn on your privates might not be a good idea..

For firepower, better sell that pea shooter, and buy a 12 gauge with rifled deer barrel, loaded with .62 gauge sabot slugs and buckshot. Many Sabot slugs have 3000+ ft lbs of energy at the barrel and are good for 1-200 yards.
https://ammo.com/bullet-type/sabot-slug

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Lots of little bitty hole in the side of the boat. Where did I put the duct tape. LOL
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Old 19-11-2018, 14:19   #78
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Three pairs of these and five cotton T-Shirts last me a year!

https://www.underarmour.com.au/en-au...s/1289626.html
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If you tend to rash.. aka crotch rot.
Rubbing alcohol on the privates once in the morning and at night. Best thing ever! And very cheap.
Thanks Dave, will keep that in mind... but to clarify..
..I'm rashless!

My biggest problem is that the shore side underwear is wringing wet in an hour.

Thanks to all!.. amazing how perceptions change as you get older.... Now I'm actually looking forward to underwear as a Xmas present.
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I'm back to living on board full time now and finding out that as my older, heavier body adjusts, my default underwear, just doesn't work.

Ok, I don't know if this has been asked before.

So what is the best underwear to buy as a live aboard in the Tropics 30-33°C

My 100% cotton M&S boxer shorts are wringing wet by the end of the day and bunched up in really uncomfortably places.

The tight briefs don't bunch but they do cut in after a day in the engineroom.

Is there a more flexible material and style perhaps sportier design that keeps everything in its place!

Install a “bidet” in the heads, keep yourself clean and forget the underwear.
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Old 19-11-2018, 16:52   #81
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If you tend to rash.. aka crotch rot.
Rubbing alcohol on the privates once in the morning and at night. Best thing ever! And very cheap.
The higher percent alcohol the better. In short supply? High test liquor also works, just not as well. Just wipe down, don't wash. Kills bacteria and that's the problem.

Don't do this if you have a bad rash unless you like pain!
Heal the rash with Toflnate cream.. then use alcohol twice daily if you tend to rash... cheap at $2.00/tube.
https://www.amazon.com/Family-Care-T...=APZ6KY51K4CVC

Been using this solution for years in high heat, high humidity when wearing heavy protective clothes on the job. You know... when you can wring out your clothes at the end of the day! Soap and water can kill bacteria with effort, but rubbing alcohol kills it with a wipe, and no water required. Use that for coffee!
Bacteria isn't your problem; fungal infections are. If you want a good, long term solution I would recommend you introduce a lot of probiotics into your diet, and cut out sugar as much as possible.

In fact, soaking your man bits in plain kefir (a liquid yogurt with a lot of probiotics in it) will help get your skin balance back.

That cheap cream is an antifungal. It's not a good long-term solution.

Alcohol will break down the good bacteria on your skin, allowing the fungus to proliferate.

I don't know a ton about boats, but germs are my jam.

I also recommend avoiding cotton, and use wicking material whenever possible (I am a female). My husband wears the wicking underarmour underwear. We live in Atlanta, which regularly sees 98 degrees with 98 percent humidity.
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As a surfer in the early 60’s I came to prefer baggies with wax pockets on the thigh instead of the hip and made of durable quick dry material with no elastic waist bands They are called boarding shorts now and have never had that ridiculous netting inner brief. Even when wearing regular clothing surfers seldom wear underwear as it causes moisture related rashes. Living in the tropics I wear boarding shorts at the beach and on my catamaran, but seldom elsewhere like a poseur, wannabe, or tourist. Then there is the bumper sticker that says, “Sail Naked!”
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I'm back to living on board full time now and finding out that as my older, heavier body adjusts, my default underwear, just doesn't work.

Ok, I don't know if this has been asked before.

So what is the best underwear to buy as a live aboard in the Tropics 30-33°C

My 100% cotton M&S boxer shorts are wringing wet by the end of the day and bunched up in really uncomfortably places.

The tight briefs don't bunch but they do cut in after a day in the engineroom.

Is there a more flexible material and style perhaps sportier design that keeps everything in its place!

YES. You want to use wicking fabric. Found in Jogging shorts, and some hard to find underwear. If you're in Canada check out MEC's. Great for t-shirts too. In fact, if you have problems with heat, you can take the wicking fabric t shirt off, soak it and wring it out, and put it back on and you'll be cool for about 45 minutes. Evaporative cooling. Like the old canvas cover on a water can. And it doesn't feel wet either because it wicks away from your skin so fast. If you get headaches from the heat try putting a wet wicking fabric scarf around your head. Works great. Jeff
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Interesting point of view, but probably wrong. Historians generally agree that the original purpose of men's underwear was the reduce the laundry load. That would my view.



But who knows.
Historians would know that underwear was designed to protect outerwear from dirty bodies. It’s easier to wash skid marks from undies rather than trousers. But, and here is the rub, if you keep things nice and clean down there you won’t have skid marks anywhere and underwear becomes superfluous.

For those of you struggling with jock itch, you have my sympathy. I remember it well but a wise old doctor (maybe an amateur arborist) told me that mushrooms grow in forests. Since cutting the trees down the mushrooms have gone.
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Was just thinking the same ting. You guys have way too much time on your hands
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A squirt of lemon juice on your junk will keep em clean n fresh.
I’d save the kefir for the belly.
But the bath idea sounds novel, maybe paint before dunking.....
Haven’t bought underwear for a couple decades.
And looking at the outrageous prices on these specialty items, won’t be buying anytime soon.
All my favorite clothes, that’s the ones that are nice n comfy, are just one tear from becoming a paint rag. My reasoning is why buy new ones to turn into paint rags ?
Thrift stores are my 5th Avenue. I found a half dozen T’s with chest pockets in the Boatyard dumpster! Seriously like brand new! I had to make rags out of some of my paint n resin shirts, Hahahaha
But seriously just clean up the diet and the boys and go au natural.
Like Kramer, I’m out there and I’m lovin it !
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and what do the women wear?
Me, being a practical fellow, I prefer they wear nothing.
I ain’t scart Any shape or size is simply lovely.
Do you know we are all naked under our clothes !
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Just joined and my first post is about underwear! This forum is great.

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Historians would know that underwear was designed to protect outerwear from dirty bodies. It’s easier to wash skid marks from undies rather than trousers. But, and here is the rub, if you keep things nice and clean down there you won’t have skid marks anywhere and underwear becomes superfluous.

For those of you struggling with jock itch, you have my sympathy. I remember it well but a wise old doctor (maybe an amateur arborist) told me that mushrooms grow in forests. Since cutting the trees down the mushrooms have gone.
And theres was I thinking it was to make chasing game less painful and protect from undergrowth.. also helps when fighting.. harder to grab or bite off.. origins of kaks.
Sod all to do with skid marks in pre trousers eras.
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