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Old 08-12-2011, 15:05   #31
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Re: Xmas Pressies For The Sailor Who Has Everything

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Done. Twice. But not for xmas. The first one was for Valentine's, ten years ago... we launched on Valentine's Day, and the new sails arrived night before tied with strips of red spinnacre fabric tied in pretty bows!!!!


Done.

This is soooooo hard.

Oh, we had an iPAD2 so we could get ibooks, but my mother is 'looking after' it...
He sounds too Hard to please. You should marry me instead. I wouldn't complain one bit if you bought me a new boat every year.
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Old 08-12-2011, 16:36   #32
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...., plus a nice bottle of Winessary/welcome...
FWIW...
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Old 08-12-2011, 18:24   #33
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Re: Christmas Pressies for the Sailor Who Has Everything

Speaking for most guys. TOOLS!! In the last year there have been a couple really cool tools out.

Dual ratcheting wrenches http://www.amazon.com/8Pc-SAE-Ratche...3393758&sr=8-2

Any of the new sonic multi tools are way cool http://www.amazon.com/Rockwell-RK510...3393812&sr=8-1
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Old 08-12-2011, 19:11   #34
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I agree with the idea to go somewhere nice/fun or even get a bottle of champagne & enjoy a brunch or sunset on the boat. A gift is ok but better to enjoy time together! That's priceless!
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Re: Xmas Pressies For The Sailor Who Has Everything

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Done. Twice. But not for xmas. The first one was for Valentine's, ten years ago... we launched on Valentine's Day, and the new sails arrived night before tied with strips of red spinnacre fabric tied ...
Sheesh! You got a sister?
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Old 09-12-2011, 14:12   #36
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Re: Christmas Pressies for the Sailor Who Has Everything

I'll second the camera.

A GoPro is also on my "love to have" list but my Chrissie pressie was a new travel zoom CMOS camera.
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If he wears glasses a prescription dive mask would be a welcome gift. Maybe a new pair of sunglasses. I think maybe the best gift in this situation (coming from a guy who said the same thing to his wife) is a bottle of wine, and a gift certificate for dinner. Somehow it is always more special when it's a planned "date" rather than just going out for dinner.
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Re: Christmas Pressies for the Sailor Who Has Everything

Ok here is the ultimate cruisers gift

The Pirate Ship Playhouse - Hammacher Schlemmer
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Re: Christmas Pressies for the Sailor Who Has Everything

It was in Secret Cove, BC, that I saw, for the first time, the end-all and be-all for boaters. It was an almost metaphysical moment of revelation. I gazed in awe at this item, and coveted it in an almost biblical sense. It was a man heading out in his dinghy, in the fading twilight, heading for his boat which was anchored 100 yards away.
It was a hat. Not just any hat, mind, but a hat which, when switched on, displayed a COMPLETE SET OF NAVIGATION LIGHTS. I mean, the red, green, white, all spaced exactly right. I watched as the dinghy left the dock and proceeded towards the larger vessel, proudly wearing his navi-hat. There can be no other item more coveted than this headgear, nay nothing.

You are most welcome
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Here is an idea. Get a good ol' paper West Marine catalog. Find the "crap for people who think they are sailors but are not" section. Circle some absolutely appaling stuff in big red permanent marker. Around page 838 of the dec catalog is a good place to look. Brass propeller base candle holders, lighted shark key chains, marlin shaped bottle opener, beer holder hat...

"Accidentally" leave it where he will find it. In about an hour he'll be dropping present tips.

Other catalogs work well too - pottery barn, bed, bath and beyond etc...

(no offense to anyone who has the candle holders)
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The collected works of Tristan Jones. (Which apparently includes a number of plays originally attributed to Shakespeare . and several Chapters of the Bible ).
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What about a functional watch, maybe with a compass, or a barometer, altimeter, depth meter, or, if he likes racing, with all those stop watch functions?
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