If only you guys had all talked to each other beforehand would have been a great swap meeting
I think the big value of this thread is to demonstrate to newcomers (I hate the term Newbie
) that their is not any actual "best" on anything boat related - and certainly not on the equipment
to have onboard.....
......It's all about choices based on own
needs and experiances (and simply wants
), so no one else can tell you what "you" need (and everyone changes at least some of their own ideas anyway over time)....
......starting out that doesn't exactly help ya
, except to forewarn that you will
to some extent be taking a WAG and that your ideas / needs / wants / will change as your experiances inform you (stuff on and
stuff off), so at the outset you need to make choices based on that certainty....
.......the "best" others can do is to get you into the ballpark so can make own choices / WAG's
......and for a head
start on that the "collected wisdom" of CF on Cruising Equipment
is in Excel via the link in my sig (E & OE