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Old 21-03-2013, 17:51   #76
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

I don't get it with tossing the coffee plunger. Mine gets used every morning.
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Old 21-03-2013, 17:53   #77
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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.
Chose those solar panels with caution,China's(the worlds) largest solar panel maker(Suntech?) has gone belly up and the whole industrie(chinese) has gone "pop" like a bubble...Might be some good deals in closeout,drops and the like(Pun intended)..
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Old 21-03-2013, 18:15   #78
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

- extra sails,
- cockpit table,
- collapsible water tank,
- dinghy outboard,
- plates,

and so on and so forth

I am trying to toss off at least one old item for any new item onboard.

Go simple, go when you are ready. You are ready sooner, if you go simpler.

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Old 21-03-2013, 20:39   #79
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Funny about the dragging comment -- where'd you put the extra solar? My amas are as full as I want them to be. I'm thinking of adding some panels to the aft rail.
We ditched the wind generator and added solar to our previous boat, a Lord Nelson 35.

On our Dragonfly, each ama has a 100 watt Aurinco panel (BTW now made in Anacortes WA), and there's a 120 watt rigid panel on an arch over the transom swimstep.

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Old 22-03-2013, 12:44   #80
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

Lets see, I tossed out the water heater,
speed log (it never worked long anyway)
pressure water pump, (foot pumps rule)
lots of books and magazines (heavy)
at least 10 pairs of shoes (ouch)
tons of old rope
two old sails (think from the nina)
one old anchor, still have three but only use one)
a folding bike (rust r us)
TV
old life jackets


never had:
wind speed display, (The boat will tell me when to reef)
Windlass (windlass we don't need no stinking windlass)
outboard powered dinghy (too heavy for me)
dodger (its not just gentlemen that don't go to weather!)
microwave
radar
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:55   #81
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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)
You looking to sell that compressor?
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Old 22-03-2013, 14:25   #82
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

off went the tv antenna, hot water heater, 2 alcohol stoves, a westerfreke 4-107, many spares for westerfreke 4-107,

someone took the engine driven compressor for frigerator, so i dont have one of those anymore,
never did like microwaves so i ditched the one on this formosa,
crappy knife set with wood knife holder,
oops a mikasa soup plate fell ob the other day--i liked those..lol
3 kw generator, but it burned first--
lately, i gave away my honda 2000i generator...
2 vacuum cleaners and 4 coolers(ice chests)
trawler lamp without burner....is in yayas cafe, in la cruz de huanaaxtle...lol
2 wood valences from dinette and galley.....
mebbe some other stuff.....
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Old 22-03-2013, 15:02   #83
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You looking to sell that compressor?
Someone already has dibs on it, but I'll write if that falls through.
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Polished brass Paul Luke wood burning cabin heater. I plan to go south!
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:22   #85
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Did you sell the Luke heater? I might be interested.
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Old 22-03-2013, 19:59   #86
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

One thing I forgot.
A stainless (and artsy fartsy) oil lamp on a swivel mounted on the compression post.
Who needs oil when you have LED Sensibulbs?
And who needs a swivel mount on a multihull?

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In about 8 months, I will be going thru this exercise in reverse.
I totally removed everything on board for a major inspection and refit.
Big question is what will go back on board as previous owner had her set up for charter in Phuket

1/Sound shield on Generator will not be going back on board as you can never properly inspect with those covers and frame in place.
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off went the tv antenna, hot water heater, 2 alcohol stoves, a westerfreke 4-107, many spares for westerfreke 4-107,

someone took the engine driven compressor for frigerator, so i dont have one of those anymore,
never did like microwaves so i ditched the one on this formosa,
crappy knife set with wood knife holder,
oops a mikasa soup plate fell ob the other day--i liked those..lol
3 kw generator, but it burned first--
lately, i gave away my honda 2000i generator...
2 vacuum cleaners and 4 coolers(ice chests)
trawler lamp without burner....is in yayas cafe, in la cruz de huanaaxtle...lol
2 wood valences from dinette and galley.....
mebbe some other stuff.....
What was your thinking there, Zee?
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Did you sell the Luke heater? I might be interested.
Still have it, see my ad in the classified section on this forum.
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Re: things you've tossed off the boat that others think are necessary

We tossed all of our books, CD's and DVD's. Electronics are SOOOO convenient (and cheap enough to have several backups). It is surprising how much those weigh and how much space they consume.

Michele tossed her camera, but that was an accident and we had to get another.

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