Originally Posted by Snowpetrel
Ah, DH that looks like some flash kit! I must say I have enjoyed using wind speed/direction gear
that had a half hour graph feature. I kind of liked that display, because you could track the patterns and trends pretty easily.
But I personality look at that screenshot of yours and see it as some sort of nightmare of distracting numbers for me..
What makes me chuckle is the way you gulp at the cost of two very nice remote
release clutches to help adjust your sails
effectively and safely, but are looking to add another electronic gadget, that I am picking is way more expensive. I'm not really knocking you mate, each to there own.
on "The List" this year.
There's always intense competition for the boat budget
, which is why I always try to spend the money
wisely. $300 for two clutches I don't really need, to save a little bit of crawling out of the cockpit
, has been scratched off. Just a few of the things on The List for this spring:
1. New jib sheets
($450 each so far), new dyneema furling
line, new preventers, new dock
lines, new jib
car and traveler control lines.
2. New life raft (about $2000), service
all life jackets, new MOB
beacon, new VHF
handheld, replace grab bag contents, replace danbuoy with updated model.
3. New trash pump, hose, nozzle, junction box (about $500).
4. Cut off spin pole (about $500) and new spin pole car (about $400).
5. Replace first aid kit contents (all expired; about $800).
6. Fuel tank
clean out (about $500).
7. Professional rig inspection
and tune (about $500).
8. Haul out
, antifoul, replace bearings in Autoprop, replace one sea cock (black water
tank discharge) (about $2000).
9. Update/replace charts
, almanacs (about $1000).
I've already spent a couple grand on redesigned stanchion gates, permanent padeyes for jib sheet leads and barber haulers, teak
work on the rail, etc.
and it goes on and on and on and on . . . as every boat owner knows