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Sorry you took my reply as personal Chris, it certainly was not meant with that in mind I did try to insert some humor to it. I own my boat an really it's set up for use of any woman. OK well I did put in A very good mirror:-)

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I'm sorry for being so defensive then.

I really am looking for advice for both of us. As I said above it a big difference between a stripped down racer and a cruiser. This is my first largish boat (22') and her first cruiser. So we'd really be thankful for suggestion and ok, I get it a mirror.

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Mrs. B is small in stature and has a hard time bracing herself on the cockpit seats when we have a big heel going on. I’m trying to figure out how to install a cleat down the centerline of the cockpit. She would like a permanently installed table so she can brace against that.

Denise, not all women aspire to be Xena. Some want to be Gabrielle. Mrs. B can (and does) pretty much every type of task on our boat. (with the notable exception that she refuses to dock the boat). But, because she sails with a competent crew, she can hand off tasks when she no longer finds them enjoyable. This does mean that I get to drive when it is dark, raining, or otherwise blowing like stink. She prefers to drive in her “favorite” Freya weather (winds 10-15, low ground swell). I would rather she enjoy sailing than forcing her to endure things that she detests all for the sake of “equality”.
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Re: Making it comfortable for her

Chris, I think of a 22' er more like a daysailer or weekender than a cruiser. But, if you plan on weekend getaways.. You'll want a comfortable sleeping arrangement. maybe pick up a memory foam roll up mattress. Sheets, pillows..etc. Fans, or a way to keep cool. I had a nice wind scoop for my 22 catalina. maybe skeeter nets for the hatches and companionway, to keep the bugs out.

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Excellent suggestions. We re-covered the existing v-birth cushions and cut memory foam for the same(working on the rest of cushions now). We currently have battery powered fans but plan to replace those with some tied into a house bank when I re-wire the boat.

We've purchased netting to cover both the forward hatch and the popup.

We plan on spending a week on her mid-September! I know that is nothing for the live aboard folks, and the long term cruisers but its cruising to us.
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I was thinking of leds drilled in small holes in the frame of the mirror. (tiger maple) but... not likely ...

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Wow, fancy mirror. I was thinking one that wasn't all wavy. See Denise you are already helping!
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I was thinking of leds drilled in small holes in the frame of the mirror. (tiger maple) but... not likely ...
Quarter sawn sycamore might work.
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Sounds like you've got it covered.

If you're coffee drinkers it's essential to have good coffee technology! I think that was a thread of it's own here.
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We have a french press we use when camping. I plan on removing that from the camping box and placing it on the boat!
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