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Old 24-01-2015, 18:10   #16
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Dispatch, what size boat?
You Must have a big boat for all your Must Haves.....kinda like what's the best anchor or what's the best VHF ....the list is about choices....not all about what is legally required. Good luck






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Old 25-01-2015, 12:45   #17
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Chocolate covered Espresso Beans. They're FANTASTIC, especially when you get woken up for a watch @ 3am, after having spent half of your off watch sleeping time assisting with a sail change.

Oh, & I Strongly 2nd the RUM comment! Preferably the; dark, spicy, & aged variety. Ditto on Shop Vac's
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Hey, don't you guys every eat? I have a bazillion must-haves starting with at least one alternate heat source for cooking.
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Hey, don't you guys every eat? I have a bazillion must-haves starting with at least one alternate heat source for cooking.
Of course I eat, that's why I have chocolate covered espresso beans... so that I'm sharp enough @ 3am to know that my BIG pot of scones for the crew, cooking on the engine manifold, are done.
And before you ask, yes, that's a true story. It helped me to do a total 180 on crew morale on that delivery.

As to other Must Haves:
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Powder
- My Musto HPX Drysuit (and yes, it's gotten me some DIRTY looks at times... rookies)
- 2 rigging knives at all times
- foam ear plugs, the kind you insert
And about a score more things, which I keep on the master checklist, in my always packed, sea bag.
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Of course I eat, that's why I have chocolate covered espresso beans... so that I'm sharp enough @ 3am to know that my BIG pot of scones for the crew, cooking on the engine manifold, are done.
And before you ask, yes, that's a true story. It helped me to do a total 180 on crew morale on that delivery.

As to other Must Haves:
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Powder
- My Musto HPX Drysuit (and yes, it's gotten me some DIRTY looks at times... rookies)
- 2 rigging knives at all times
- foam ear plugs, the kind you insert
And about a score more things, which I keep on the master checklist, in my always packed, sea bag.

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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Sailboat?
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Bolt Cutters, big enough to cut a shroud if needed.
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Chocolate covered Espresso Beans. They're FANTASTIC, especially when you get woken up for a watch @ 3am, after having spent half of your off watch sleeping time assisting with a sail change.


LOVE those.

As for other must-haves, I guess my "unusual" one is eggs. They are just about the most versatile food around.
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

"Bolt Cutters, big enough to cut a shroud if needed"
It is almost impossible to cut SS wire with bolt cutters. An angle grinder, generator, and a long extension cord are best but would be a problem in nasty weather. Otherwise hydraulic shears are needed.
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

Well now... I have so many lockers full of "Must haves" that I have almost no room for the "Truly needed" .. Just throw off anything that you have not used in a few years.....
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"Bolt Cutters, big enough to cut a shroud if needed"
It is almost impossible to cut SS wire with bolt cutters. An angle grinder, generator, and a long extension cord are best but would be a problem in nasty weather. Otherwise hydraulic shears are needed.
Suggest you read this article.. I believe you are mistaken..

http://www.admiralyacht.com/admiral-...dismasting.pdf
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Well now... I have so many lockers full of "Must haves" that I have almost no room for the "Truly needed" .. Just throw off anything that you have not used in a few years.....
PLEASE don't tell my Wife that, I'll be sitting on the curb Monday morning.
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Suggest you read this article.. I believe you are mistaken..

http://www.admiralyacht.com/admiral-...dismasting.pdf
Just a couple of thoughts, & real world experiences as relate to the article. And thanks for providing it BTW.

- Keep in mind that they had a well rested, & cool handed/headed crew of several strong, able bodies, tool savvy guys. And that they all likely had some hands on time with the various tools while on land.

- The test was in the day time, & in relatively calm conditions. Not say, at night in an F8+

- If you've got rod rigging, 2/3+ of those tools are nigh on useless. The Hydraulic Cutter, & the Shootit are viable options. And pliers are very much a long shot. As to any of the others, especially with a sea running, good luck.

- IMO, they vastly underrated the Felco's (wire cutters). Fritz @ Pacific Offshore Rigging was kind enough to make me a cable so that I could lock up my dinghy. It took him longer to pull the cutters off of the peg board on the wall, than it did for him to snip some 5/16" 7x7 Stainless wire. No joke.
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Re: Some 'Must-Haves"?

My Swiss Felco wire cuter"s will lop through about 1/4 in easily ...3/8 with relative effort... do not expect them to cut a lock off ... that is reserved for "Bolt cutters"

Hmm ... my biggest must have ... Autopilot..
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- IMO, they vastly underrated the Felco's (wire cutters). Fritz @ Pacific Offshore Rigging was kind enough to make me a cable so that I could lock up my dinghy. It took him longer to pull the cutters off of the peg board on the wall, than it did for him to snip some 5/16" 7x7 Stainless wire. No joke.
The Felco cutters are great, but 7X7 wire is a whole different animal than what most of us are using for standing rigging... I have a pair of C-16 Felco, 24" or thereabouts, and my adrenaline would really have to be flowing for me to be able to cut my 5/16" Dyform wire with them... 1/4" would be a bit more manageable...

However, if I ever find myself in such a situation, I think I'll reach for this, instead... :-)


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