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Old 28-12-2014, 07:30   #31
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Re: Circumnavigation Top 20 List

If it was my list I would group all of the sails together into a single line item "complete inventory of cruising sails"

This change would allow me to add some important things to the list like batteries so I could save the electricity produced by the solar panels or maybe an engine so I could get in and out of harbor more easily and/or produce electricity on cloudy days.
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If it was my list I would group all of the sails together into a single line item "complete inventory of cruising sails"



This change would allow me to add some important things to the list like batteries so I could save the electricity produced by the solar panels or maybe an engine so I could get in and out of harbor more easily and/or produce electricity on cloudy days.

The first three items must be:

1: Boat (includes engine and batteries)
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It is funny that no one has mentioned two things
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I hope nobody snickers at putting toilet paper on the list, since in many parts of the world it is unavailable, or of the texture of sandpaper. Even if you are making a passage from one major port to another, have enough reserve supply in case one or more crew member gets the stomach bug, and uses way more than you planned on. On boats with less than unlimited water supply, a supply of Baby Wipes is also a good idea, since daily bathing isnt always possible, and getting diaper rash takes the fun out of sailing. _______Just my 2 cents worth. ___Grant.
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Re: Circumnavigation Top 20 List

Toilet paper. Heaps. Definitely top 20 item.

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I hope nobody snickers at putting toilet paper on the list, since in many parts of the world it is unavailable, or of the texture of sandpaper. Even if you are making a passage from one major port to another, have enough reserve supply in case one or more crew member gets the stomach bug, and uses way more than you planned on. On boats with less than unlimited water supply, a supply of Baby Wipes is also a good idea, since daily bathing isnt always possible, and getting diaper rash takes the fun out of sailing. _______Just my 2 cents worth. ___Grant.

Another one of those things that is seldom mentioned.

Your comments above reminded me of something I read a few years back about what diplomats in the US Foreign Service often are advised to take with them when they move to a new assignment in Africa: Toilet paper. From the account I read, written by a diplomat, it was advised to take hundreds of rolls of paper, enough for 2 year posting in some countries where TP is not used at all by the locals. Lucky for them, they get a huge shipping container to ship their household goods to the country.
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I've had a radar on my boat for seven years (15,000 sea miles, including two Atlantic crossings) and never used it other than to turn it on once or twice out of curiosity.
Radar is no use if you don't know how to use it. Can be very useful coastal cruising as a check on GPS. Then again many see GPS plotters as infallable.
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Yes, personal hygiene vital if you want be comfortable on an extended voyage and wet wipes in quantity are expensive. So, strike the toilet paper - bulky and for many people around the world an insanitary western habit - Install a small electric f/water pump and hand-held douche spray in the head - less than two cups of water does the job effectively - female crew will not be the only ones to thank you ... and, as any infantryman will tell you, an army marches on its stomach - but not very far with sore butts ...
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