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Old 07-11-2015, 16:53   #16
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Old 07-11-2015, 17:52   #17
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Re: Gift Ideas for Sailors

I gave one of these as a gift to a relative who camps:
Iris 50 compass - Handbearing compasses - Compasses, Electronics & Navigation | Plastimo
I received one as a gift shortly after...I love it, I consider it precious and practical.

Also, a good flashlight is always nice, something that fits in your pocket but has a lot of lumens. You can never have enough flashlights.
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Re: Gift Ideas for Sailors

I have a big wish list on Amazon.



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/...W8AAA5Z5&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AG39F9S/...O110CIQU&psc=1

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That should get you started. Christmas is coming. Let me know if you need my address for shipping.
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With the holidays fast approaching I'm putting together a list of gift ideas for sailors.
What would you get for your sailor friends and what would you like to receive as sailors?
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:30   #20
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Re: Gift Ideas for Sailors

I've already had to deal with a number of things that other people gave us thinking we needed it on our boat. Well meaning people, but clueless. I hate throwing away gifts, but I can's store stuff we have no need for or intention of using. Artwork would come into that. As for technical stuff, I really like to pick my own. Someone recently gave me a Garmin GPS, for example. I quit buying Garmin products when they stopped exporting and moved their production to China. So someone wasted a few hundred bucks.

I think that if you don't know specifically of something that someone needs, it's best to keep it small and unobtrusive. I think jewelry, or high quality knives, or a gift certificate to West Marine/Bass Pro/etc. would work for cranky old curmudgeons like me.

Tell ya what, just email me the password to your Amazon acct. ( great gift certif. place btw) I'll take care of it for you.
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Because we are trying to clear out our house in preparation for moving on the boat I asked people a year ago to stop giving us gifts of stuff. I am happy with no gift at all, but if someone feels that they just must, we prefer gift cards. Pretty much any kind of gift cards; restaurants, Amazon, movies, West Marine, Bass Pro, gas stations anywhere. They can help a cruiser stretch their budget, get the gear that they need as opposed to the gear you think they might like, or enjoy some luxuries they might otherwise pass on.

I agree 100% with Canibul, if someone hasn't told you specifically that they want or need something, I wouldn't assume that they have room for it or would use it just because it is an item either made for a boat, or sold in a chandlery. I would ask for a wish list from the intended gift recipient. If they won't provide one I would go with gift cards.
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If anyone feels they MUST give me a gift I'll take an Island Packet 485 or a Nauticat 515. Thanks in advance for your consideration.


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both christmas and my birthday are coming up. just sayin...

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With the holidays fast approaching I'm putting together a list of gift ideas for sailors.
What would you get for your sailor friends and what would you like to receive as sailors?
Might pay for folks to listen to their friends closely they may find the right answer. Not dropped as a hint, more like bitching about something they don't have or need to replace. I got a nice compass that way. I don't even remember saying the boat came with a piece of junk.
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Dive mask with corrective lens.
Books - Fatal Storm by R Mundle, Godforsaken Sea by D Lundy, Offshore yachts by J Rousmaiere, Adrift by S Callahan, We the Navigators by D Lewis or books by Chichester, T Jones, W Buckley, JR, or the Pardeys.
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