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Old 16-11-2009, 04:23   #91
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A teleporter.

Notes on a Circumnavigation.

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
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Old 16-11-2009, 06:22   #92
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Forget to mention the 4x120Amp Gel Prevailer batteries (actually Sonnenschein): installed 1992 (!) - still in great shape and that's at least 17 years of money well spent.

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Old 16-11-2009, 10:36   #93
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In order, CDI roller furler, Engel fridge/freezer, Dickinson 2 burner propane stove. Cold beer out bids warm food in all but a few dire situations.........m
I must go down to the sea again.........
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Old 16-11-2009, 10:49   #94
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"What Is the Best Gear Ya Put on the Boat, Considering Price?"

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Old 16-11-2009, 12:42   #95
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In my case it's my wife who is the minimalist, she would own a square rigger with a His and Hers bucket.

Marry her, immediately.
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Old 16-11-2009, 12:56   #96
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Solar panels/wind generator. These have given us the ability to sit at anchor while running the refer and freezer and still not have to run the engine. How sweet it is to turn on the stereo in the middle of the afternoon and not have to worry about how low the battery bank is.
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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Old 16-11-2009, 13:22   #97
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You have a fixed budget and are allowed three items to make you cruising life more enjoyable. What would they be?

This would make a very nice thread in its own should move it.

But whats the budget amount?...3K or 30..?..or is it open to each persons whims?

Lets see...I'll take a Gun boat, and Oyster. and an endless supply of cold beer..

OH dang ...this is going to get printed in L38 so I better add something sensible....OH ya! English dictionary....oh wait that four things..darn I'm over let me think...ok, ok..naw!.............. skrew the dickshunairy
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Old 16-11-2009, 13:31   #98
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Since I bought my boat the most expensive thing I've bought is modern ground tackle, not going to say which anchor, I'm happy with it, and a spare of the same size with a rope and chain rode.

The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us”. Robert Hastings, The Station
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Old 31-05-2010, 06:32   #99
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solar vent

For a boat that spends a lot of time alone on the mooring, its the Nicro solar vent, especially in the hot sultry NJ summer months.
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Old 31-05-2010, 07:22   #100
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my west marine auto inflatable life jacket with harness. I have gotten some miles out of that thing including a few inflations!
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Old 31-05-2010, 08:45   #101
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HF Radio is probably my most used piece of gear. I use it for ham and marine communications as well as broadcast station listening. I get wefax, weather reports, and long range cruising and destination info from it as well. I use it for internet mail too and don't feel the need to have a satphone. I had a ham specific one but bought a SGC 2000 because it came with two control heads, bulletproof design, and an antenna tuner that'll match about anything.
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Old 31-05-2010, 09:24   #102
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Don't laugh, but this thing really saves water.
It was my idea, not my wife's, but she loves it as well.
It runs on 4 C cells, draws 0.0004 amps when off and 0.003 amps when on.
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