Thursday, February 12, 2009

Comfort cruising tips #1


Cocktail at Sunset
Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk
Remember to befriend the folks on powerboats, they have ice!
This may seem like strange advice, but there does seem to be a divide between us sailors and the power boaters. Probably the main reason for this is that a destination that may take us a few days is simply a matter of hours for them so they are always "ahead of us".  Remember that not only are they cruisers too, but they probably enjoy the evening libations just as much as you, and they usually have ice. That's the one thing I can say most of us cruisers seem to be lacking. Those freezers just take to much power.  Offer to have them over for tapas and cocktails, they will will more than likely provide the cubes.



5 Comments:

The UnStrungSisters - Amy and Erin said...

I always admire a gal who has her priorities straight!

AMH615 said...

I love your blog... I'd love to sail away! I've never been on a sailboat, although I love the ocean. (I could have been a pirate!) We've always been on a power boat... and yes, there's always ice! How else to make the cosmos and bloody mary's?

Chrisy said...

Good thinking honey....hope you enjoy those drinks and tapas...

cottoncolors said...

So true! We used to have a pontoon boat and we always had ice!

ThreadBeaur said...

Good idea. It is hard to really embrace the powerboaters, as the whiz by with the noisy engine, and the huge wakes almost intentionally too close, so that you have to change course to stay comfortable.

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