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05-08-2014 06:06 PM
outbound
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

Don't like fridge opened too much. Wastes electricity beyond getting things broken. Found must less electricity used now we have separate fridge and freezer. Wife is super on loading both. Very thoughtful. loads last days food first and so on with first days food and daily needs most accessible. Truly an artist.
Had locker built/wired to take microwave. Multiple cruisers told us micro wave a waste on a cruising boat if it actually cruises. Get a small pressure cooker instead. Never put micro in. Use that locker for all goodies and some real food that can be made easily when on night watch. Folks have one place to go and are not messing around in the dark waking people up. Just saying.
05-08-2014 07:19 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by opc11 View Post
go to a camping supplies store. they make plastic containers designed to hold eggs. work great.
Most of them don't stay closed if rummaged about. *grin* Lock-n-Lock makes a good one that stays closed under most circumstances; you can find them on-line. My point is that lots of people digging around in a boat fridge leads to a mess, thus the value of a snack bag.
05-07-2014 08:53 PM
rockDAWG
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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The snack bag was too small. We dedicated an entire locker to all those goodies. Now it's the treat locker!
There you go..... we have a winner
05-07-2014 08:36 PM
opc11
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
2. broke things (I got tired of cleaning yogurt and eggs out of the bottom of the reefer),
go to a camping supplies store. they make plastic containers designed to hold eggs. work great.
05-07-2014 07:33 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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I thought you were perfectly clear. I might have been unnecessarily gentle. *grin*



What I found which led to the snack bag concept was that people rummaging through the fridge 1. ate things planned for meals, 2. broke things (I got tired of cleaning yogurt and eggs out of the bottom of the reefer), and 3. made such a shambles of storage that meal prep took twice as long as it should. The snack bag completely solves that problem. On longer passages it also lets me meter the snacks so we don't run out halfway through. Many people eat because they are bored, not because they're hungry.

A key is to keep the snack foods (like granola bars) out of the galley. That solves the problem of someone looking for a granola bar and wiping out the carrots and celery. There are oranges and apples in the snack bag, but apples for roast pork loin or kielbasa and sauerkraut are in the galley.

C'mon now. What's wrong with making snacks easy to find and separating the ingredients for meals?

Some people eat out of the freezer or cans on passage. That changes the dynamic.

Chicken Piccata for dinner, same as I make on delivery.
The snack bag was too small. We dedicated an entire locker to all those goodies. Now it's the treat locker!
05-07-2014 07:27 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Auspicious-
"marginally tactful"
Compared to some of the, ah, eloquence I have heard? Trust me, that WAS the PG-13 version. (G)
I thought you were perfectly clear. I might have been unnecessarily gentle. *grin*

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Which menu item that you prepare has a granola bar in it as an ingredient? Couldn't resist!
What I found which led to the snack bag concept was that people rummaging through the fridge 1. ate things planned for meals, 2. broke things (I got tired of cleaning yogurt and eggs out of the bottom of the reefer), and 3. made such a shambles of storage that meal prep took twice as long as it should. The snack bag completely solves that problem. On longer passages it also lets me meter the snacks so we don't run out halfway through. Many people eat because they are bored, not because they're hungry.

A key is to keep the snack foods (like granola bars) out of the galley. That solves the problem of someone looking for a granola bar and wiping out the carrots and celery. There are oranges and apples in the snack bag, but apples for roast pork loin or kielbasa and sauerkraut are in the galley.

C'mon now. What's wrong with making snacks easy to find and separating the ingredients for meals?

Some people eat out of the freezer or cans on passage. That changes the dynamic.

Chicken Piccata for dinner, same as I make on delivery.
05-07-2014 05:35 PM
rockDAWG
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by FarCry View Post
There were some rules on the boat I was on that I found completely ridiculous but never made my opinions known.
X10.

There are thing that is not worthy to voice your opinion. I am flexible and will try hard to follow the rules the captain set for his boat. Pay attention and learn something from each trip There are always some goods coming from each voyage even in the trip from Hell. It humbles you and is good for your soul.
05-07-2014 05:14 PM
opc11
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post

Basically, if one needs a torch one doesn't know the boat. But I'm not racing.
absurd
05-07-2014 05:01 PM
FarCry
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

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Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
I try to communicate effectively with crew. One of my big issues is being blinded by head lamps. I expect my crew to be adults and act responsibly until demonstrated otherwise. So I explain my issue and the rationale for it. If you nuke me with a headlamp it goes in the nav station until we make landfall. Not banned per se.

With respect to rummaging in the galley, it makes the sea cooks job much more difficult if something s/he was counting on as an ingredient is gone. Keeping snacks segregated completely solves that problem.
Which menu item that you prepare has a granola bar in it as an ingredient? Couldn't resist!

I agree that keeping snacks segregated is handy which I, with the help of my headlamp, discovered they were. I just didn't know where exactly to start looking.

Joking aside, I absolutely agree with you that effective communication between all onboard is integral to a smooth trip. If unsatisfactory use of headlamps and food are such series issues for you personally, it's good that you make that known well ahead of time. Everybody has their triggers. There were some rules on the boat I was on that I found completely ridiculous but never made my opinions known because it wasn't my boat. The owner was very clear on what were and were not acceptable procedures during his safety briefing the day before departure. Had I found anything dangerously unsafe or beyond what I would tolerate during the passage, I could flown back home before weighing anchor.
05-07-2014 04:51 PM
outbound
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

Agree 1+ with ASV on headlamps. Have rechargeable focused beam dive light which is kept under dodger. Used only for looking at sail trim. Hate even smart phones or even Ipads not set at "night" in the cockpit. Even run only red lights down below at night. Like you say my boat my rules but have yet to get my knickers in a twist about it.
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