Talking with some other cruiser over beer
and wine, about some of the best things we added that cost under $25. I thought it would be a good tread to post here and people could add to it.
Number one was the solar
rechargeable Luci Light. About $15, bright and long lasting.
My fav was the micro fiber towels, not the $1 ones you wax with, but the ones the swimmers use, about $11. They dry you quick and dry out very quickly.
The first mates favorites, was the green ceramic frying pan as seen on TV, about $20 and the silicone collapsible tea kettle, about $25.
and plastic French coffee press, $20 great coffee is very important.
Silicone large cube ice trays, about $6, so good in the boat
High water alarm
was a good one, about $11. Uses 9VDC last all season and works in the bilge
Backpacks and dry bags, $10-$25
Stadium seat cushion, $5 easy on the wallet and butt.
Heavy duty Rhino step stool, about $24.
One of my fav was the swedish army surplus collapsible water
bladders, about $12 hold 5-gals. Light, strong and stores flat very easily, I store mine under a bunk cushion much easy to store than jerry cans