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Admiral and I giving it a try

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Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby tex » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:03 pm

Even though I've been semi-living aboard for two years while working on the boat, my Admiral is about to join me for the first time in February-March while docked in Longboat Key Moorings. The idea is to rent both our properties there while staying on the boat in the marina, which is part of the gated compound where we are living now. We'd be less than a minute from either residence, but for the first time, the Admiral would be restricted by the storage capacity of a boat. It kind of scary to think of that, since the Admiral's shoe collection would need to be limited to a half-dozen or so pairs. It's going to be a big test.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby Robin » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:43 am

Best wishes to you both. Would a storage unit ashore help with the shoes, some of them are even air conditioned. or you could start a shoe rental service as long as you could find a customer base with all the same size feet! :lol:
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby scallywag » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:04 pm

I guess your admiral is not in the bikini/flip flop group of women. Mine is not... She needs a lot of storage space just for her bathing dresses. I looked at my rack of shoes and have decided I have enough shoes until I am buried.

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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby CaptForce » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:53 pm

This caused me to take an inventory:

I five pairs of shoes, but that's counting my "crocs", wet suit booties and a pair of roller skates.

Nancie has shoes stored in five places,- under the laudry bag, on a rack at the back side of the utility locker door, on the self at her side of the V-berth, in a main cabin locker shared with the hand vacuum, and "at ready" in the cockpit.

It's probably equitable. I keep mny more tools than Nancie has.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby tex » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:33 pm

My only hope is that the Admiral doesn't find out about the secret storage spaces on the boat. That's where I'll keep my large tools and beer.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby ka8uet » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:58 pm

Sounds exciting! I'm glad your lady will finally get a chance to enjoy the boat.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby bobbymo » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:45 pm

"Giving it a try" is way more effort than a lot of couples. Best of luck with everything.
But then...........if you become full-time liveaboards......... I suppose you will eventually cruise here.............
In that case...............Charlie has beer........... :lol:
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby tex » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:18 pm

I'm really counting on that, Mo. Once on the water, I figure I'll only stock just enough beer to get us to Fernandina where Capt Charlie's supply can be lightened.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:08 pm

There is a big Bud brewery 30 mins from Fernandina so getting a good supply of beer at the city marina will not be a problem...
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:12 pm

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Proof that Tex's admiral likes the boat
Proof that Tex's admiral likes the boat
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby scallywag » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:19 pm

This is July. How does the Admiral enjoy living aboard the boat?
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby tex » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:40 pm

Yeah....the experience has been delayed. The Admiral had to go to Germany for six weeks...just returned with a bad case of bronchitis. Trying to get back on track now.
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby CaptForce » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:41 am

'wishing the best for Eva's quick recovery. It's dificult to enjoy anything while you're sick.

What are your plans for some cruising destinations?
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:49 pm

Scallywag..... I have one 16,000 reverse AC btu split unit to cool the two staterooms and a self contained 16,000 btu reverse AC unit for the saloon area..... Keeps it nice and cool no matter how bad the heat is outside
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Re: Admiral and I giving it a try

Unread postby scallywag » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:38 pm

That sounds nice. I have a 5,000 btu hatch airconditioner. I do not like using it because I get cold in the middle of the night. It is on its last leg. It is nice in a marina. I saw a home unit that used plywood to direct the air into the cabin. I like CaptForce's idea of traveling North during the summer months. I can remember wearing long pants and a sweatshirt to keep warm on Delaware Bay in August. Back to the topic--I hope the Admiral recovers very soon. Nothing worse than being sick in the summer.

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