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Old 12-04-2012, 11:58   #181
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Re: The Cruisers Essentials List

Phil:The earlier version of the list had "handheld VHF" and "handheld GPS" just for that reason. I took off the "handheld' just to please the "we want it on our boat" crowd. You guys are just like a herd of cats.
To All: Please do what you want with your GPS and VHF. If you keep on going back to this I am going to add a sextant to my bucket (taped to the bottom of course, to make sure it stays dry).
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:59   #182
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Excuse the thread drift, but I believe a ship's radio license requires mariners on marine frequencies to log any instance where a mayday call has been heard. Isn't this an international convention?
A piece of paper will suffice! no need for a log book !?
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:08   #183
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Re: The Cruisers Essentials List

Guys/Ladies,

I was thinking about how to make the 'essentials' idea more concise - sort of looking for an acid test to apply to an item so that one can quickly say: 'this is essential, that is not'...

To start with, I thought of the following 'test':

"If I lose this item on the passage can I continue my adventure regardless?"

Applied:

bucket = not essential,
sails = essential,

etc.

If we find such a rule, or set of rules, then we could with some accuracy say what is essential for which voyage. Bikini ESSENTIAL ... less so if going to Alaska.

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Guys/Ladies,

I was thinking about how to make the 'essentials' idea more concise - sort of looking for an acid test to apply to an item so that one can quickly say: 'this is essential, that is not'...

To start with, I thought of the following 'test':

"If I lose this item on the passage can I continue my adventure regardless?"

Applied:

bucket = not essential,
sails = essential,

etc.

If we find such a rule, or set of rules, then we could with some accuracy say what is essential for which voyage. Bikini ESSENTIAL ... less so if going to Alaska.

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barnie, where is your mind.... bimini vs bikini ?
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:34   #185
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Re: The Cruisers Essentials List

I have thought about this too barnie, but very little is essential under that test. If you lost the rig and sails- you would just go to port to get them replaced. The same with a bucket, though less so. GPS- can continue to sail without it, but if I want to find Hawaii, I wouldn't leave port without it. and so on. Really all we need is a ship without holes, a means of propulsion and a way to eat and poop, but I would not take a kayak with canned goods and a set of drop down drawers into the pacific.
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>> Bikini ESSENTIAL ... less so if going to Alaska.

Uh, no. Nope. No way I'm wearing a bikini.
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Old 12-04-2012, 15:30   #187
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I am beggining to suspect that whether a Bucket is essential (or only a luxury ) will be added to the CF hot topic list (along with Guns and Anchors)......

.....FWIW, I have 3 Buckets onboard - and I'm still tied to the dock .....and they stack inside each other (albeit that more from chance than design ). I figure having 3 means I don't need a sextant .
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.....FWIW, I have 3 Buckets onboard - and I'm still tied to the dock ......
OK please be sure that permanent markers for labeling the buckets is added to the list especially on David's boat!
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Single bucket with metal sextant taped to the bottom for ballast or two buckets taped side by side for stability?
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make sure it is a metal bucket,and a bag of sand to put in it.
it it makes a great emergency stove,assuming you have some petrol to pour into the sand as fuel.
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Diesel works just as good
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Holy bucket!

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Holy bucket!
The unsinkable bucket with oars and sailing kit can save lives of crew:


Okay, that one doesn't have the sailing kit... but here's a wind powered version:



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I love it when people come to my way of thinking.... (as he slips the sextant under the berth)
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Did the Leatherman pocket tool make it?
It's on my list in place of the EPIRB. This is a self-sufficiency game for me.
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