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Old 24-11-2012, 08:54   #1
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I am looking for ideas for hubbie. This is where you come in. What is the best gift you got that is helping you on your daily life on board? We are trying to be sensible and not get things that will useless to us when we get off land and on the boat. I know this can be a broad topic but think about being on board, not much space but something that you have found to be a great asset and you would miss if it was gone.
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if you do not have one a wifi antenna - lets him keep up with sports when out of the usa --admiral agrees - especially as i watched my college team Cincinnati BearCats feast on the SFla bulls last night and today will watch OSU take on mich - all on the internet

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Old 24-11-2012, 09:06   #3
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I'm thinking you should start with a boat.
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Old 24-11-2012, 09:15   #4
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Handheld depth finder, about the size of a flashlight. You can take it out in the dinghy to scout out a channel. You can use it to calibrate your built-in depth finder.

Tilley Hat--pricey, but a great gift.

Nice, waterproof 7 x 50 binoculars with a built-in compass.
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A retractable/expandable fishing rod with lures. You just never know when he'll dream of catching a mermaid! Happy holidays!
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Old 24-11-2012, 09:42   #6
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A good quality small LED light (handheld or head mounted, both are really handy) that can run off rechargeable batteries.
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Old 24-11-2012, 09:48   #7
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I'm thinking you should start with a boat.
No silly, that is what he is getting me.....
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Old 24-11-2012, 09:52   #8
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A retractable/expandable fishing rod with lures. You just never know when he'll dream of catching a mermaid! Happy holidays!
Do you have a favorite or one that is not as good as the others? He is an avid fisher here but freshwater is all he has gear for so I am thinking his rainbow trout and bass stuff will not be useful in blue water.
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Old 24-11-2012, 09:56   #9
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Defender has a nice solid stainless rigging knife for $20, (even I want one). I second the Tilley hat, make sure you get the right size. If you get the hat from REI you get a double warranty. I love my Tilley hat! It will run close to $80 but stylish and worth it.
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A suggestion... Get him a Shakespeare telescoping spinning rod ($15 USD) and a Shimano FX spinning reel ($20 USD) + fishing hooks, lines (30-50 lb test) and lead weight (kit); Walmart and Amazon. This will provide YOU days of peace and quiet; you will thank me later!
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Old 24-11-2012, 15:17   #11
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A canvas deck bucket is always a good present. On some larger jobs I throw one in as a freebie. Another item that I make is the rail mounted trash bag. Being in the canvas trade of course my recommendations will be slanted in that direction.
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He is an avid fisher here but freshwater is all he has gear for so I am thinking his rainbow trout and bass stuff will not be useful in blue water.
Great! So we know what he likes... And what he wants... To go sailing blue water.... So as part of the present you could get him a few HUGE lures. He'll say What the hell is big enough to take that???
But you say that's for when we are water sailing">blue water sailing. It will make him salivate!

For women it's easy, but them something that they can wear and look great, for men, buy him something that he can use in his dreams.
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The best knife I own is from $39.95 Ceramic Knife . The ceramic blades never need sharpening, and are the only thing I have found that can cut modern high tech lines easily.

I think the riggers knife is about $40.00
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For women it's easy, but them something that they can wear and look great, for men, buy him something that he can use in his dreams.
I have to say Mark, its not a good idea buying women clothes as a gift
How would you know if that particular shade of pink you select would go with the new heels and lipstick and her favourite clutch purse (let alone if the size is right or if you have chosen something that she thinks make her bum look big)? Best stick to boat related gifts (or chocolate) for a sailing lass .
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I am looking for ideas for hubbie. This is where you come in. What is the best gift you got that is helping you on your daily life on board? We are trying to be sensible and not get things that will useless to us when we get off land and on the boat. I know this can be a broad topic but think about being on board, not much space but something that you have found to be a great asset and you would miss if it was gone.
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