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Old 12-04-2012, 08:33   #16
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:43   #17
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

Well, this has quickly gone from a potentially useful thread to completely meaningless in a hurry.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:53   #18
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I like some of these lists!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:34   #19
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

My list if price was no object

A larger boat to start with to put all the bits and pieces on. Say 45 ish feet or so
HD Radar
26" touchscreen chartplotter/radar/ multifunction display/ internet ready with sat data connection of course. Guess thats two one inside and one outside
forward looking sonar
Watermaker and two or more water tanks
Large battery house bank
large solar bank to run it all
quiet generator for the rainy days
windlass and all chain rode for primary
Liferaft
Hot tub!!!!! (going to need a BIG boat for that one)
Satphone
nice rib dingy to zoom around in. Maybe electric so its quiet too
Air conditioning
Good diesel heater
Large fridge / freezer, but well insulated

A set of wentworth wrenchs to work on the morris garage engine ;-)
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

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Can't believe some of you can only think about sanders and grinders.
Its called old age.
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When I was a boy my momma would send me down to the corner store with $1 and I would come back with 5 potatoes, 2 loaves of bread, 3 bottles of milk, a hunk of cheese, a box of tea and 6 eggs. Can't do that now, too many f**kn security cameras.
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from my boat, options installed to date:

what we're running so far:

Bose entertainment system below + separate cockpit surround-sound stereo with satellite radio
Microwave
Stand-alone freezer/fridge units
AIS+radar+integrated nav system with wireless autopilot control
integrated instrumentation: knot log, depth, fish finder, wind instruments
Electric halyard winch
electric anchor windlass
all-chain anchor rode
built-in electric oil-change pump
dual Racor filtration system
self-bleeding Turbo diesel
three-blade folding prop
forced air diesel furnace
dehumidifier
stand-alone shower in owner's suite with dedicated gray-water tank
transom shower
davits (+ 10' RIB with 15hp electric start engine)
dodger + bimini + matching weather cloths
cockpit cushions
solar panels + wind generator + computerized charge controllers/battery monitors
AGM batteries
shore-power transformer
plumbed dish-drying locker with built-in ventilation fan
stainless BBQ
12-gallon water heater with anti-scald system
variable-speed freshwater pump (we run 5 water tanks)
automatic fire suppression system in engine room
bilge alarm + hard-wired CO alarms and smoke detectors in every cabin
blowers + 24/7 forced-air ventilation system
freshwater-plumbed electric macerating heads
Sirocco cabin fans in all cabins
LED cabin lighting in all cabins
custom-built (walnut) saloon and cockpit tables
oversize Edson access wheel with elk-hide cover
in-mast furling
asymmetrical spinnaker (w/ dedicated primary winches)
twin polycarbonate sea kayaks with carbon-fiber paddles
Galerider drogue
Scanmar SOS emergency rudder
solar-powered tiki torches
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how about a grinder bow babe?
Yes, I always was "into" babes that grind
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Canvas that can convert from full boat canopy down to bimini/dodger, and full cockpit enclosure.
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Canvas that can convert from full boat canopy down to bimini/dodger, and full cockpit enclosure.
A roll-up boat condom ?
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

boom gallows for both booms--with biminis attached for shade,
well built handsome slightly older man with multiple skills, inclusive of mechanix, electricals and electronix,
crew(optional, if man is on board),
refrigerator
good music system...
banda ancha or some way to receive internetz on board for not too much money
mebbe a 9'4 avon with a 3.5hp nissan engine.......

effective screens and screen enclosure with appropriate rain covering fo rentire topside of my formosa....
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Am slightly surprised that tools only in metric and imperial - no Whitworth?
I have a whitworth bolt in my toolbox to remind me of the day that would never end........does that count?
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:03   #28
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

Nothing more than a positive and contented outlook

And maybe a boat that sprouts an extra hull just as the anchor digs in.
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2 pages into the thread and nobody mentions an espresso machine!?!?

A complete Gost System (Boat Alarms, Boat Alarm & Yacht Alarm System, GPS Marine Security Systems,Global Ocean Security Technologies) would be nice as well
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Re: The Cruisers "Nice to Have" onboard (Luxuries?) List

And I don't see a blender for those tropical margaritas (drinks for the one track minded)
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