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Quarter sawn sycamore might work.
Oh the TM frame has been on the boat for about 3 years now. can't find the photo. darn.

Chris, I had a Hunter 23 about 10 years ago. I know what you're dealing with to some degree.

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That looks very nice!
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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!

Try this we have it on our boat. Nothing like a cup of fresh Kona in the AM
We don't have glass that a French press brings and it keeps the coffee hot


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She gets to have all the shoes she wants onboard.


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The head door on Thane is a full length mirror. Handy for me too as when half open I could watch television from a seated position.
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We have a Hunter 23.5 and after spending the night at anchor this weekend we know we need better padding in the V-berth. A memory foam will be the next upgrade. We have bug screens but want something that fits a little better and a cover for over the front hatch so if it rains we can still have ventilation. The biggie though is I HAVE to find a way to keep the wires for the mast head light from banging around inside the mast. The noise seems to be amplified right into the cabin with each tiny motion of the boat. We enjoy the motion of the boat and even the slight clunk of the center board is not as bad as those dang wires in the mast. I think the next time I have the mast down I'm going to see if I can run some foam pipe insulation up those wires to stop the banging. Good sleep will overcome lots of other little inconveniences. LOL.
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I've always lived by the song, "Treat her like a lady" since I was old enough to date. I've been pleasantly married now 32 years and it still rings true. Scented candle, all the other things mentioned earlier in the post and take time off for stops that look inviting. She's special, she's your lady and just needs timeout with you. Sounds like you have the essentials already covered in the previous posts. The fact that you would ask such a question leads me to believe you probably have all your priorities in order! Just enjoy your time together, she's a lucky Lady having someone who cares about her comfort and well being!
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Hi Cris, these are good questions. As a man you think of the boat from your own perspective, safety, practicality etc. But its two of you. I guess she will spend a lot of time in the kitchen, maybe what sort of kitchen equipment she is more or less happy and comfortable with. I am very new at this and just now learning and researching about livingaboard (alone), so I started to make my own list, what do I expect to have on a boat from the mandatory to the optional.
Maybe she has certain hobbies/interests that she would like to bring onboard that are equipment dependent and would require space allocation (photography for me would be one of these, cameras, lenses, tripods, take some space, and need to be fixed).
And have her design it, bedsheets, pillows, colors.
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I think the basic problem is that guys build/fit-out/buy a blokey-macho-he man-pit against nature boat. Aussie vernacular a "brick sh!thouse"; an outback dunny that bangs in a storm.

Part of the reason why I dont like Swan's is they feel like a cement mixer whereas an Oyster feels like luxury.

Most women would probably shy away from the cement mixer style boat and go for the luxury feeling, homely and safe, cocoony.

How you do that on your boat I dont know, but err on the side of letting her soften the boat as much as possible, let her select all fabrics, get the softest cushions, etc, buy her big fluffy pillows and towels. Remove every bit of sailing crap from below: No tools, no projects, no barometers and weirdo instruments unless right in the confines of the nav station, no boat pictures on the wall (why the hell should she like a painting of some old sailing ship when she would prefer a picture of her grand kids?). Make the whole Below a girls haven



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Hi Cris, these are good questions. As a man you think of the boat from your own perspective, safety, practicality etc. But its two of you. I guess she will spend a lot of time in the kitchen, maybe what sort of kitchen equipment she is more or less happy and comfortable with. I am very new at this and just now learning and researching about livingaboard (alone), so I started to make my own list, what do I expect to have on a boat from the mandatory to the optional.
Maybe she has certain hobbies/interests that she would like to bring onboard that are equipment dependent and would require space allocation (photography for me would be one of these, cameras, lenses, tripods, take some space, and need to be fixed).
And have her design it, bedsheets, pillows, colors.
Actually, we'll both spend time in the galley! That is my project for this winter is to create one using the small amount of space available. Should be interesting. We both knit (she taught me how) and that takes very little room!

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