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Old 11-16-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Shaving -- Blade or Electric

I know some do not shave while cruising but, those that do, how do you do it? For blade users, how do you maintain your blades and supply?

Thanks, Tom

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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Tom, that's a good question...and altho' something many men wonder about, I've never seen posted before.

I've exclusively used an electric shaver, this time for the last 6 years while cruising. I keep the shaver in a ziplock if it doesn't have it's own case, and I find I have to change the blade no more often than when ashore in order to get a good shave. Being a rechargeable, I only have to plug it into the installed inverter once every 3 or 4 days, which means I can do that while motoring somewhere without an electrical price to pay.

If you go this route, consider getting a small spray can of lubricant intended for use with shavers. It's a non-residue type. To see why I recommend this, turn on your shaver and - with it running - give a short blast of spray to the shaver head. You'll be surprised at how much the rpm picks up due to that very small amount of lubrication.


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Old 11-17-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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I don't shave often when cruising - maybe once a week. I use blade... cheap disposable blade. I buy backs of 10, and keep them in a zip-lock bag, and grab one as I need it. after use, I rinse the used blade in clean fresh water and allow it to fully dry before putting it in another snaplock bag... I can generally get 3 or 4 uses out of it that way.
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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Electric seems to work well for me. I shave about twice a week and have recharged the shaver only twice since June. I haven't tried the lubrication thing but it seems like a good idea.
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