Originally Posted by eryka
Whatever makes you feel like you're camping out - address that or you'll never last as a liveaboard. Your boat is your HOME, not a temporary state. For us that means good communications, hot water, bright lighting in the evening - doesn't matter what it is, find your triggers and make sure you've resolved the things that'll make you crazy.
PS - the best way to make ghee is on a super-low flame. If your stove can't get below a simmer it will never settle properly.
Great observations, even in 4+ months of shifting to partial liveaboard our priorities have shifted. Some things we thought we didn't need we now know we must have, if the boat is to work for us, and somethings we wanted we no longer care about. Pay attention to what you like and don't like about the boat.
Little trick with the butter, ghee or drawn, use a double boiler; put a metal bowl inside a saucepan and bring water inside the pan up to the bottom of the bowl plus a bit more. Makes the heat easier to control.