We bought an old boat last year. 27 year old Catalac
12M. We are the fourth owners. We sailed the boat from Jacksonville
down to our home in the Turks and Caicos
Islands. We've been steadily removing stuff from this boat since we bought it. She's floating over three inches higher in the water
now. With more to come.
Going through old "spares" today, I found a Ziploc full of battery
terminals. The kind you put on your battery
posts and tighten, and then attach cables
to. There must be at least a dozen, maybe more in the bag. It weighs a lot. Those are all solid lead. I would love to take that weight off the boat, but have to ask myself if I am missing something. Can you think of any reason to have ten pounds of spare battery terminals on board? They never wear out, do they? And any battery I buy along my route
will either come with terminals or I'll use the ones from the battery I'd be replacing.
Can you think of any reason to keep that bag of dead weight on the boat?