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I love the phosphorscence dont get me wrong

but something about being out there with the moon makes it awesome to behold

I could almost read a book some nights out there! jajaja
 
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"rummaging around in the galley so as not to light up the entire interior just to grab a granola bar. "
This being why real sailor buy Chernobyl Own Brand Grenola Bar.
Is glowing in dark, no lights needed. Perfect for racing sailor, da?
 

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Every Maglite comes with a dimmer. Always has, always will.

If you just put your fingers in front of the light, and let it out a bit in the crack between two fingers, voila, you've got a dimmer.
LOL. I thought about describing that and decided against it. *grin*

These are things that anyone with experience working at night are just supposed to learn along the way, like remembering the first time they got told "If you shine that light in my eyes one more time, I'm going to shove it up your *** and pull it out your throat".
And I thought my comment on the subject was marginally tactful. *grin*

I also used my headlamp's red lense when rummaging around in the galley so as not to light up the entire interior just to grab a granola bar.
So why are you rummaging? Don't you keep a snack bag at the companionway? Don't you have something for yourself in your watch bag before you head up?

I've had crew express appreciation time and again for the way I keep the snack bag stocked. Little do they know I just want to keep them out of my galley so they don't mess up my menu plan. *grin*
 

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I'm usually the boat owner and expect crew to bring
their own clothes including foulies although we carry two extra jackets and bibs
their personal kit- meds, toiletries, sun block etc.
that's it!!!!
Rest is on me if you are kind enough to crew for me.
We ask before hand about food preferences ( I buy stuff for the boat you buy stuff when on land for yourself)
We ask about med health, contacts etc.
We talk to each other before leaving. Just did transport for a friend BVI to Bahamas. He was short a harness/pfd/clip- brought mine along. He was short current cruising guide. Brought mine along. Should be trip with friends. Even if they are new friends. So talk with each other.
 

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So why are you rummaging? Don't you keep a snack bag at the companionway? Don't you have something for yourself in your watch bag before you head up?

I've had crew express appreciation time and again for the way I keep the snack bag stocked. Little do they know I just want to keep them out of my galley so they don't mess up my menu plan. *grin*
If you read my post, I specifically indicated a recent situation on another's boat when I found my headlamp useful. I was rummaging because I was told to help myself to snacks in the galley, but wasn't told exactly where the snacks were.

No I did not keep food items in a watch bag on the trip I referred to.

The owner required those on nightwatch to have a headlamp at hand. That's the beauty of being the owner, you get to make up whatever rules you want. You seem to have some issues with headlamps and people in your galley messing up your menu plan. On your boat you get to make up your rules.

So to get back on track with the OP asking about what to bring and what should be supplied. Do you think crew should not bring a headlamp? Are they banned from your vessel?;)
 

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So to get back on track with the OP asking about what to bring and what should be supplied. Do you think crew should not bring a headlamp? Are they banned from your vessel?;)
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.

I have head lamps of my own. There are applications--like working head down on the engine systems--when they make sense. Normal on-watch functions don't merit a head lamp as the risk of effecting the night vision of others is too high.

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.
 

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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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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?:laugher 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.
 

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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.
 

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"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*

Which menu item that you prepare has a granola bar in it as an ingredient?:laugher 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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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