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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

This has been an extremely informative thread. As a complete novice to the world of sailing and a potential boat owner in the "nearish" future, this thread has been quite informative.

Like others have pointed out, I really like that Jim has kept us all in the loop as progress and decisions have been made. Thanks Jim!
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Jim,
We use a solarshower (3 gallon) for hot showers. The water that comes out of my hot water heater is WAY to hot to shower with, and too hard to adust/mix down to bearable.
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Thanks Chuck. I picked one of those up a few weeks ago, before I knew about the hot water heater issue. My only issue is timing - I like to shower in the morning, and I'm afraid the water won't be warm enough.

Yeah, I know, "first world problems".
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Thanks Chuck. I picked one of those up a few weeks ago, before I knew about the hot water heater issue. My only issue is timing - I like to shower in the morning, and I'm afraid the water won't be warm enough.

Yeah, I know, "first world problems".
I sail in the PNW where there is no sun. A half kettle of boiling water added to partially full sun shower is just the trick. Works particularly well if you have one of the sun sowers with a built in thermometer. I lay mine on deck and run the tube through a window into my head. This trick also works if you have a window above the galley. Presto! Gravity fed hot water over the sink!

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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

NICE idea! I'll have to think about the gravity-fed idea some more. I originally was just planning on bringing it into the head when it was shower time.

Sixpak, thanks for the affirmation. Sometimes I worry that I'm giving TMI and boring people. I'm glad it's useful to someone!
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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

Keep it coming, Jim, you're not boring us. Your saga is nostalgia for some, a cautionary tale for others, but we're all rooting for you.

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Jim, its not boring, its foreshadowing for some.
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Jim, its not boring, its foreshadowing for some.
That literally made me laugh out loud, and simultaneously feel bad for those for whom it is foreshadowing!

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Keep the thread till the fat lady sings and you get her home. Those who feel its enough can just pass by it. It has been a good thread.
Hey now, we all know the Allmand is known to be a bit "full in girth" but no need to name call!

I agree though Jim seems to have the best attitude about his "adventure" as anyone I have ever read!
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Hey now, we all know the Allmand is known to be a bit "full in girth" but no need to name call!

I agree though Jim seems to have the best attitude about his "adventure" as anyone I have ever read!
Having spoken with him on he phone as well as e mails. I agree. His positive attitude s truly there. He will have a great boat for himself and his family. I admire his perserverennce.

In the meantime he has gotten to know her inside out.
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