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Old 08-01-2012, 12:53   #16
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Re: Advice for hitchikers-

A lot will depend on the region you're sailing in... You won't need blue-blazers and turtle necks in the tropics, and even sailing boots may be overkill...

If I were going on a North America-to-Tropics adventure, I'd bring a waterproof backpack, 2 changes of 'regular clothes (jeans and t'shirts), a few pairs of shorts and t-shirts. 1 fleece hoodie, Boat shoes, walking/running shoes (or hiking boots) and some regular 'coastal' foulies with one lightweight rain jacket, and a small bag of personal care items (lots of sunscreen and bugspray!)

on top of that, If I still had room... I'd bring my own PFD, snorkel mask & wetsuit, smart phone/laptop, , and as much money as I can fit on a plastic card (or two)....
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Old 08-01-2012, 14:17   #17
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Instead of the wetsuit, I would bring medium-size swimming fins, much more useful: diving weights are necessary with a wetsuit.

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Instead of the wetsuit, I would bring medium-size swimming fins, much more useful: diving weights are necessary with a wetsuit.

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True.

I was just thinking along the lines of 'personal' items. You want your mask to fit well, and I wouldn't want to wear someone elses wetsuit if I didn't really have to You could get away with borrowed/rented fins, and everything else...
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Re: Advice for hitchikers-

lyrcra dive skin doubles as bottom layer under ful weather gear,,,,,wick moisture away from sin, keeps wind from going through pants/shirt
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Re: Advice for hitchikers-

Make sure you're good looking with a nice body.

Ugly fat people have trouble getting rides.



She can cook, navigate, clean....but not on my boat.
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Hey now, that's my mommy!
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You must have great wi-fi then...she needs to give birth already.
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