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Old 17-09-2016, 08:31   #16
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Girls
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Strumpets
Getting lonely doing the single-handing thing are we?!?
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Old 17-09-2016, 09:11   #17
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Boats
Bars
Bragging
Better wifi

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Old 17-09-2016, 09:27   #18
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Re: Four essential items

Jack999000, are you referring to the basic stuff like a seaworthy vessel, safety equipment, ground tackle, freshwater, etc., or are you asking about equipment beyond the basics?

If the latter then my response would be:
  1. Standard magnetic compass;
  2. Paper charts;
  3. Communications appropriate for the cruising area;
  4. GPS.
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Wind, water, fire, earth!


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By fire do you mean a VERY reliable diesel with spares
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By fire do you mean a VERY reliable diesel with spares

Yes. That is exactly the intelligent response I meant😉.


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Old 17-09-2016, 18:29   #21
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A sound vessel, food, water and a breeze.
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A stout ship ( already got this one)
a star to steer her by
Fair winds
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A stout ship ( already got this one)
a star to steer her by
Fair winds
Following seas
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
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Yes but "essential" was the word you used in the title so . . .

What you want is 4 item that are highly wanted but not quite essential.

1. Bimini
2. Sextant, watch & related references.
3. AIS and/or Radar
4. Laptop for reading and writing
5. CodeZero with the full roller furling kit.

I got 5, I don't feel like following directions this time around.


A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground you would never try to refloat it.

Oh yeah, I forgot:

6) sailing rig for the dinghy.


A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground you would never try to refloat it.
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