Hey folks. Former Cruiser here looking to Cruise
again within not so many years from now. Don't have a boat now, but am planning on buying
one again within the next couple years to outfit and begin another couple years of cruising with the (soon to be) wife. We are getting married in July and we are registered on Amazon.com and at West Marine
(among other places).
Here's my question: Good (safe) equipment
can be expensive, especially when you compound the seemingly limitless items one can outfit a boat with. What would you register for to outfit a cruising boat. Keep in mind, the boat has not been bought, or even found for that matter. I am looking for general items that may or may not typically be included with the sale
of a used boat
So far, I have come up with a few things:
PLB (EPIRB or sat phone
seems a bit too spendy for a wedding gift)
life vests / harnesses
Various sailing books
to get my fiance in the mood
A pair of folding bikes
Tons of other things come to mind, but without knowing the specifics of the boat I'll end up with, or what it may include with the purchase
, it's tough to ask for such things.
Please add your thoughts onto this list. I'd rather register for 100 things and get 10 than to think of 8 and get 5. Extra points to those that can come up with things that are useful in everyday life we could use even prior to setting sail!