Hair care in the BVI??? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > herSailNet
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-24-2010
s/v 'Bout Time
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
malyea is on a distinguished road
Hair care in the BVI???

First mate (girlfriend) and I are a couple weeks away from our first BVI charter (B393 with Moorings). She's bought a couple cute hats to control her hair (it's cut pretty short so pigtails are not an option) - however, she'd really like the use of a blow dryer or curling iron while onboard and away from shore power.

Ask the Moorings and they said they standard blow dryer won't work/will blow circuits on ship power, so.....

Is there any blow dryer/curling iron that is either dc rechargable or compatible with ship power?

Also a general ladies question - any do's or don'ts my first mate should know about to make our/her first charter more enjoyable?

Thanks

(she also loves football and we'll likely be anchored to a bar cheering for somebody)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-24-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,996
Thanks: 4
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
charter a catamaran..with a generator...?

Then you can have Air Conditioning, Hairdryers, and a nice tanning platform.. ;-)

Just a thought. I found that it kept all the admirals happy..
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-24-2010
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,937
Thanks: 27
Thanked 52 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by malyea View Post
Is there any blow dryer/curling iron that is either dc rechargable or compatible with ship power?
The trade winds

Quote:
Also a general ladies question - any do's or don'ts my first mate should know about to make our/her first charter more enjoyable?
The joys of the marine head.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-24-2010
Zanshin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Zanshin is on a distinguished road
I think I've heard of a curler powered by butane gas, but the hair dryer is tough one as it draws more power than most inverters can handle, so it would mean firing up the genset, which the 393 is not going to have. Jackdale hit it on the head by mentioning trade winds. If you plan on docking a lot then a travel drier might see some use, but not when you are not umbilically attached to shore power.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-24-2010
Melrna's Avatar
Crazy Woman Boat Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Bern NC
Posts: 783
Thanks: 16
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Melrna will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to Melrna Send a message via Yahoo to Melrna
Zanshin is right there is a butane curling iron.. she will be out of luck for a hair dryer though without a genset. Those hats will come in handy 24/7. It is what I wear most of the time. I find good hair products go a long way in trying to get some style out of mine when sailing. Good leave in conditioner, and good style type gel for they type of hair one has. I don't cheap out here. The butane curling iron I will break out if I need to go out somewhere nice, otherwise the crew has to put up with the way I look.
As far as enjoying herself, the secret is to make sure everyone has fun. Don't push the boat, don't push the crew, and don't YELL or raise your voice. Don't make her cook every meal. It is her vacation too. Sail, swim, lunch, sail, swim, dinner. Don't sail over 4 hours each day. BVI's are perfect for that. Great places to hang. Get to the anchorage early. You get prime mooring balls or anchorage. Have a system to anchor the boat before you get there. Practice the commands in the home before you go. It will save the marriage as well as the vacation.
PS. I have been know to take a blow dryer ashore and do my hair in a ladies room. Most don't have a outlet but sometimes I score. I just pack it in my large go ashore bag.
__________________
Melissa Renee
Moondance
Catalina 445, Hull #90

Last edited by Melrna; 01-24-2010 at 08:06 PM. Reason: added PS
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 01-25-2010
s/v 'Bout Time
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 173
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
malyea is on a distinguished road
Can't wait - Thanks for the points and pespective - Cheers to all - Go Saints!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-26-2010
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 2,935
Thanks: 1
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
Clippers with a #1 blade guard will fix all of her problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 01-27-2010
krozet's Avatar
Waiting For Spring
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 424
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
krozet is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Clippers with a #1 blade guard will fix all of her problems.
I think that's a matter of perspective...
__________________
1971 Contest 33 Hull Number 24

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 01-27-2010
2Gringos's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SW Devil's Triangle
Posts: 858
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
2Gringos is on a distinguished road
I tried making a hair dryer out of an oxy acetelyne gas ax rig since the butane dryer was out of fuel....

My wife still laughs at me about it...and they tell me the hair will grow back in my next life...

__________________
Two Americans move to the TCI.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 02-16-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sandcruiser is on a distinguished road
if her hair doesn't look great to you, you need another pain killer

easy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic Sail Care for the Boat Owner Dan Dickison Gear and Maintenance Articles 10 07-25-2011 01:39 PM
BOYCOTT THE BVI!!! VIEXILE Chartering 4 11-05-2003 05:51 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.