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Manscaping Meets Cruising.

I find it kind of ironic that Jereme (and not I being the girly girl I am) has to partake in regular grooming sessions while living a simple no frills kind of lifestyle on a boat. Seriously, is it me or is it kind of hilarious to think that the man of the ship has to conduct regular beach barbershop sessions to keep a presentable, less than total salty sailor appearance?

I cannot imagine if the reverse were true and I had to drag Jereme to shore to help cut MY hair. Seriously, can you imagine the outcome? Scary!

Now, don’t let me fool you…I would certainly kill for an actual cut/color/and style from my fav stylist and great friend Dre back home, or a legit mani/pedi, or hell if I’m really dreaming big a professional massage, but on this here sailboat, it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. Long hair and self-manicured toenails it is!

It does happen for Jereme, though. The haircut part at least.

We all know that beard of Jer’s can take on a life of it’s own and, if his mom had a say in the matter, would be trimmed much MUCH more frequently. ;)) I’m pretty sure his last beach haircut was just a few weeks ago back in St. John, but Jer was definitely already overdue for a trim so he spent some time just last week getting his hair and beard under control with a beach cut.

Now, haircuts on the beach are all kinds of interesting.


They are hot for one.

Think sweaty, sticky, with hair flying everywhere. As if sand sticking all over you isn’t bad enough, why not throw in a million tiny shards of hair? ;)) So not totally ideal of a hair cutting locale, but we work with what we got.

For the obvious reasons of hair getting EVERYWHERE, we prefer not cutting Jer’s hair on the boat (or Oliver’s for that matter)! And since Jer’s clippers are battery-powered (we use this cheap set of clippers), they can be easily transported from the boat to the beach for this little chore.

It gets even worse if there are lots of other boats/people in the anchorage and you know somebody is clearly watching and wondering what the heck you are doing sitting way up on the shore with a mirror and some gadget in hand…desperately trying to find a tiny slice of shade to work within.

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Jer handles most of the cut himself (thank goodness he’s got the buzz style working for him) and I come in at the end to straighten out the back and around the ears, and clean up any loose ends.

And at the end of the cut, I get a real chuckle out of watching Jer wade into the water with his bottle of shampoo to do a quick rinse off before heading back to the boat. :)))

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And that’s just another peak at our typical boat life. Regular hair cuts on the beach! Sounds totally abnormal, I’m sure. ;))

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DaveMarch 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Good blog. For years I trimmed mine (and my boys, when they were younger and would let me) at the very aft end of our center-cockpit Morgan 41, preferably with a breeze and me leaning way over to keep the hair off the boat. When I was done I would jump in for the mandatory wash/rinse. Enjoy cruising, we did for 6 years.
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