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Old 20-03-2013, 18:51   #46
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

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Our boat has also been configured for a different philosphy.

We are planning to toss:
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- Wind generator (probably)

And add:
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- Solar panels
Depending on where you are going: Solar is great in Mexico, Wind is better in the Pacific (overcast most of the time until you get to Hawaii)
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:00   #47
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When I installed electric propulsion a:
Westerbeke W27 diesel engine:THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: Removing a Westerbeke diesel engine
Plus:
Spare fuel filters
Spare oil filters
Spare belts
Spare impellers
Spare engine Zincs
Spare heat exchanger gaskets
Spare water pump
Spare Injector
Spare Head Gasket
Spare Hose Kit
Spare containers of oil
Spare container of antifreeze
Spare container of distilled water
Exhaust Muffler
Exhaust hoses
Engine Control Panel
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Twenty gallons of diesel fuel
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:00   #48
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Do others go out and get them? If so why do they need the oars?

Just asking

Unfortunately, dinghies drift off with people in them all the time. I personally do not think dependence on someone rescuing you is a good substitute for proper preparation. Even if not life threatening, motors die often enough that I have rescued quite a few folks with non-functioning engines.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:14   #49
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Mast Electrical Components - No more: maintenance aloft, noisy wires or leaky deck penetrations.
Underwater Thru Hull - Replaced with welded in standpipe and ball valve above water line.
Exterior Wood - Starboard for seating area and other small places where metal is inappropriate.
Bolted Chaniplates - Replaced with welded on type.
Deadeyes and Lanyards - Cool looking but a pain to make adjustments. Replaced with oversize (1 inch) industrial galvanized.
SSB and Sextant - Not going offshore.
Built in Stereo and Speakers - Use portable.
Sea Water To Galley Sink - One less "boat sinker"

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Old 20-03-2013, 19:16   #50
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Hot water heater. If I need hot water boil on stove, usually with eggs in it, put in thermos for coffee ( if eggs don't break!&#128516 wash dishes with rest.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:27   #51
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

Thus far people have thrown off everything.

So that's easy.... Just buy a boat and go. Just like we have been saying for decades.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:55   #52
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- Hot water heater
- Pressurized water pump
- All AC wiring and outlets
- depth transducer thru-hull (went with in-hull)
- Speed transducer thru hull (use GPS)
- Holding tank, hoses and discharge thru-hull
- Jabsco toilet and sea-water intake thru-hull (installing a Nature's Head)
- Head sink and thru-hull
- Steering pedestal (went tiller style)
- Auto pilot (installed a Hydrovane - might get a tiller pilot)
- SS rigging (splicing Dux instead)
- Roller furler (hanks only)
- Honda 2000


....I can't think of anything else at the moment, but I'm sure there's more.

The RatRace is messing with my mind, and its only been 3 years. Time to go now, simple and cheap.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:06   #53
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Chart Plotter... for better or worse I couldn't man the tiller and plot a course at the same time.
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:24   #54
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

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Our boat has also been configured for a different philosphy.

We are planning to toss:
- Genset
- Air conditioner
- Dive compressor
- Water heater
- Wind generator (probably)

And add:
- Windvane
- Series drogue
- Light air sail
- Solar panels
- HAM Radio
- A whole lot of safety details (fire extinguishers, manual bilge pumps (there's none now!), and etc)

But these choices are very specific to our style and situation. The overall goal is to have more time to focus on traveling with the kids, by setting ourselves up with a simpler boat that is less demanding to maintain. If it was just my wife and I, we'd have more free time and be much more willing to maintain a more complex boat.

might like a few of those rejects.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:13   #55
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

When I got my boat, I got rid of Bees, Honeycomb/wax, and their little dead bodies.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:27   #56
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AH...a great question..... crew that take two showers a day
Or the crew that took no showers at all.
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Old 20-03-2013, 22:59   #57
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when we were based in cyprus,larnaca marina in the showers had a Great"free table" where people would leave unused boat stuff,clothes,charts,books etc that anybody could help themselves to.

well one time i had just done a massive clear out of stuff whilst the wife was away for the day with friends and left a whole bunch of stuff on the free table.......

about 8 pm the wife turns up with a big bag of stuff and an excited look on her face........"look what i found on the free table!!!!!!",i took it all back the next day!

another time there was a charter boat in who had just done all their laundry ie fitted sheets, embroided towels,pillowcases etc and left the lot on the free table(otherwise unmarked as) and gone for a shower to find the whole lot gone when they returned
Had a good chuckle at this post.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:02   #58
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

-wax
-polish
-teak oil
- and all the other accoutrements that people use to make there boat look purty :-)
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:25   #59
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

The iron that came with our boat was the first thing tossed.

Haven't used one in six years
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:58   #60
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engine
microwave
head
alcohol stove (wood > alcohol)
half the thru holes (glassed over)
danforth anchor
stainless rigging and chainplates (now it's dux and bronze)

Then all the stuff that I've destroyed on accident because of sea water:
laptop computer
inverter (x3)
electric bilge pump (x2)
electric autopilot

added:
550 watts of solar
sculling oar
wood stove
plants: 10 tomato, 6 beets, 7 rockets 23 onions 12 garlics, 5 sunflowers, a leek and a chia (plus the herbs)
no more piss overboard instead it can fertilize plants.

Then I found some praying mantises appear in their new found habitat which I can feed flies to.
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