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Re: Making it comfortable for her

Forget it, Clip.

You're white, male, and middle class. That automatically means you're doing it wrong.

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I would never use the phrase "little lady". It really pisses me off that someone would read that into my post.



Once again, nope. We bought OUR boat together. We looked at it together, sat down and discussed it together and are equally as excited to refit, sail and enjoy it as a couple.



It doesn't work that way for us. When we get to the dock, we decide who is going to skipper the boat for the day/night. Please note I didn't say drive the boat, I mean skipper the boat. As in the big cheese, the head honcho, etc... We decide this together because we both bring strengths. She has more deep water/off shore experience than I do. I have more experience on our home waters. Does this make either one of us better than the other? Nope. Just both bring something to the table.

This thread was my attempt to gather ideas on what makes a boat more comfortable from a woman's stand point. Not because she and I don't discuss what we want/need but because I want to be able to offer up ideas that she might not have thought about (most of her experience was on stripped down race boats). I see that this was a mistake on my part. If possible, please lock/delete this thread.

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I found that most women have a keener sense of smell than men. My wife wanted the head addressed and to get all the diesel and other stronger smells out that most guys that have climbed on board either didn't notice or had the good manners to not comment on. Also- increased ventilation.
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Women definitely have a stronger sense of smell than men. I swear the last First Mate could smell things only dogs could pickup. I changed the head tank and hoses and lined the hanging locker and v-berth shelf with aromatic cedar. That seemed to brighten up the atmosphere and attitude as well.
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I found that most women have a keener sense of smell than men. My wife wanted the head addressed and to get all the diesel and other stronger smells out that most guys that have climbed on board either didn't notice or had the good manners to not comment on. Also- increased ventilation.
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Women definitely have a stronger sense of smell than men. I swear the last First Mate could smell things only dogs could pickup. I changed the head tank and hoses and lined the hanging locker and v-berth shelf with aromatic cedar. That seemed to brighten up the atmosphere and attitude as well.
This is not true in my case; I have a much stronger sense of smell than my wife. I'm always the first to notice musty boat / cat box needs changing / food gone wrong.
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This is not true in my case; I have a much stronger sense of smell than my wife. I'm always the first to notice musty boat / cat box needs changing / food gone wrong.
Same here.
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Women definitely have a stronger sense of smell than men.
Not in my house! So I feel it safe to bet that the same holds in others.

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I make certain she has plenty of dish and laundry detergent... And can shower before nap time...

Seriously...and the only other concessions to irrationality are her own little personal space with private storage for all her odd accessories, and a regular connection to Facebook.

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Actually far as I'm concerned setting the boat for my wife is the same as setting it up for me, we like the same things which is why we are married!

If you don't know what your wife wants on the boat I suggest you ask her!
I couldn't have said it any better! My husband and I also have many of the same needs-- we've sorted them out on all the travels we've done together, and also camping, prior to getting and outfitting our current boat. We both like storage, we both love good food, we both appreciate similar creature/personal comforts. More than anything my husband would like to have two heads on our boat-- not practical given our 37 ft size. Does the topside shower qualify?? We're excited about getting out and staying aboard.
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