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Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 10:33 AM
While I was in the USA earlier this week I bought a few Strahl drinking glasses made in New Zealand.

They were 25% less expensive (correct word) in ACE Hardware than in West Marine.

Now understand that they are no longer made in New Zealand.

I bought them for use at my poolside, as using glass in that area just does not bear thinking about.


What, if you do use them, make/type/material of drinking glasses do you use/recommend for use on a boat and/or poolside?

Canoeyawl
10-02-2015, 10:38 AM
A Bota Bag, lined with a goat bladder of course!

Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 10:45 AM
A Bota Bag, lined with a goat bladder of course!

I certainly hope you rinsed it thoroughly first. :d

Ian McColgin
10-02-2015, 10:55 AM
I have always supported local potters. Real pottery is an expendable commodity and one must expect regular breakage and replacement. That's as should be. Everything tastes better coming from real stoneware, porcelain or china.

If I'm bringing a good whiskey over to another boat and I know that boat does not have proper drinking vessels, I'll bring some along. If surprise when I get there, I'll offer to row back and get glasses or suggest we pass the bottle around. Better saliva than polycarbonate.

Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 11:00 AM
I have always supported local potters. Real pottery is an expendable commodity and one must expect regular breakage and replacement. That's as should be. Everything tastes better coming from real stoneware, porcelain or china.

If I'm bringing a good whiskey over to another boat and I know that boat does not have proper drinking vessels, I'll bring some along. If surprise when I get there, I'll offer to row back and get glasses or suggest we pass the bottle around. Better saliva than polycarbonate.


You can't beat drinking from a good well made glass (size/weight/shape/lip thickness/etc).

My problem is that I can't take the risk around the pool.

Ian McColgin
10-02-2015, 11:02 AM
The pool is an issue, especially to avoid glass. Ceramics are not nearly so dangerous but still, God may protect drunks and children (who break the glasses) but you know it's your bare feet will find the shards.

G'luck

Peerie Maa
10-02-2015, 11:24 AM
You can still get polycarbonate : http://www.nisbets.co.uk/2/Tableware-and-Bar-Supplies-Glassware-Polycarbonate/c04c01a1701.r12.2

Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 12:13 PM
You can still get polycarbonate : http://www.nisbets.co.uk/2/Tableware-and-Bar-Supplies-Glassware-Polycarbonate/c04c01a1701.r12.2


Appreciated. Y>
I was wondering what favourites, if any, other forumites used/recommended.

john welsford
10-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Arcoroc glasswarehttp://www.southernhospitality.co.nz/brands/arcoroc-glassware.html
Its available worldwide. Looks and feels like glass, is glass, but bounces when you drop it.

Nice stuff, tough!

John Welsford

slug
10-02-2015, 12:52 PM
You might eyeball the Guzzini catalogue.

ive got thier stuff on the boat..gets the job done


http://www.fratelliguzzini.com/es/en/Products/tableware/soft_drink_glass_aqua

Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Arcoroc glasswarehttp://www.southernhospitality.co.nz/brands/arcoroc-glassware.html
Its available worldwide. Looks and feels like glass, is glass, but bounces when you drop it.

Nice stuff, tough!

John Welsford


Looks good, but I'm not sure that I would like tempered glassware that is designed to break in smaller pieces that are designed not to be sharp around a pool.

Rum_Pirate
10-02-2015, 02:32 PM
You might eyeball the Guzzini catalogue.

ive got thier stuff on the boat..gets the job done


http://www.fratelliguzzini.com/es/en/Products/tableware/soft_drink_glass_aqua

Not that easy site to get round but lots of interesting stuff.

Keith Wilson
10-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Maybe I'm just cheap, but it seems like any ordinary plastic glass (non-disposable) will be good enough to use around a pool. Bulletproof polycarbonate is nice, but why bother?

Vince Brennan
10-02-2015, 03:39 PM
I have no financial interest in these (http://www.amazon.com/WineMeUp-Silicone-Wine-Glasses-Set/dp/B00NDCAF84), but I got a set of eight some years ago as a gift and they are just as supple and tasteless (not as in "classless" but as in not imparting any flavour to the poured contents) as when I got them. If you MUST put your drinkies in something unbreakable, either cup your palms, swig from the bottle or try these. The price shown will NOT break anyone's budget.



8.5

9.0

8.6

And a 10.0 from the East German Judge!!

Phil Y
10-02-2015, 04:45 PM
I have found that polycarbonate looks pretty ordinary after a while, sort of long hairline cracks tend to form. So yes, just go with clear plastic. I prefer a tumbler over a wine glass shape on the boat. More stable.

Gib Etheridge
10-02-2015, 05:01 PM
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/11474175444_b2ce77be28_z.jpg

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?171645-A-new-use-for-the-birdsmouth-method-my-new-beer-tankard!

It floats!

Paul Pless
10-02-2015, 05:04 PM
http://www.villagepartystore.com/SiteResource/Site_109047/Customize/Image/image/Beer%20Bong/Village%20Party%20Store%20-%20Beer%20Bong%20without%20Valve.jpg

Chip-skiff
10-02-2015, 05:16 PM
For parties, we bought a 12-set of GOVINO BPA-free polycarbonate stemless wine glasses.

http://govinowine.com/site/govino/img/products/redWine.jpg
They have a nice lip, can go in the dishwasher, and you can write initials or draw on them with a sharpie marker and remove it with denatured alcohol before washing. They were not cheap ($69 for 12 or $45 for the handwash variety) but the breakage on real glasses does add up over the years.

They also have cocktail glasses, champagne flutes, and TA-DA—

http://govinowine.com/site/govino/img/products/beer.jpg
http://govinowine.com/Shop/Wine/

If was hosting a wedding dinner or the like, I would certainly go for this sort of barware.

ccmanuals
10-02-2015, 06:12 PM
Highly recommend the higher end plastic insulated glasses. Your drink stays cold much longer. Plus no issues around the pool.

http://resources.tervis.com/ShowDesignImage.ashx?ProductId=1040231&Resolution=2&Category=WEB-HERO

epoxyboy
10-03-2015, 12:48 AM
While I was in the USA earlier this week I bought a few Strahl drinking glasses made in New Zealand.

They were 25% less expensive (correct word) in ACE Hardware than in West Marine.

Now understand that they are no longer made in New Zealand.

I bought them for use at my poolside, as using glass in that area just does not bear thinking about.


What, if you do use them, make/type/material of drinking glasses do you use/recommend for use on a boat and/or poolside?
Like these?

http://www.briscoes.co.nz/dining-and-entertaining/drinkware/acrylic-and-melamine/strahl-design-and-contemp-clear-wine-glass-414ml-1004226

Pete

The Bigfella
10-03-2015, 03:32 AM
Cut the bottom few inches off a used water bottle

John B
10-03-2015, 06:02 AM
Tin cup.

L.W. Baxter
10-03-2015, 07:40 AM
C-cup.

http://cdn.vogue.com.au/media/articles/7/3/0/7301-1_n.jpg?145519

Rum_Pirate
10-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Like these?

http://www.briscoes.co.nz/dining-and-entertaining/drinkware/acrylic-and-melamine/strahl-design-and-contemp-clear-wine-glass-414ml-1004226

Pete


and the straight ones as well.

Breakaway
10-03-2015, 10:29 AM
Cans. They don't break, retain carbonation better, and if you knock them over you don't spill the entire beverage unless your reflexes are slow. You can even get water in cans--FEMA gave me two cases of this in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

http://i49.tinypic.com/14e42dv.jpg


For hot beverages aboard, I like crockery or stoneware in this shape. It keeps the heat in, doesn't splash out unless it gets really rough ( or I am not minding helm and throttle as I should :) ) , rubber bottom resists sliding and they are hard to tip over. I have broken some of these, but then again, I have a few that are 25-plus years old, including this one I am using right now.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12063689_10206298565316575_4827260855127465654_n.j pg?oh=0ebb5597799bf135b2157795fddf21be&oe=5694F651

Kevin

Rum_Pirate
10-03-2015, 11:16 AM
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