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Old 16-09-2016, 19:04   #1
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Four essential items

I saw this post on another forum and was quite interested at the responses

What four items are very important to cruising sailors???
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Old 16-09-2016, 19:37   #2
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Re: Four essential items

Other than the basics of keeping the hull and deck sealed, crew on board, rig up and sails to move the vessel I would say:

1] Position finding equipment, these days that means GPS and maps. I count them as one.
2] Depth sounder
3] Self-steering arrangements: windvane, autopilot and/or sheet to tiller
4] Cockpit covers: dodger at least, bimini close second
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Re: Four essential items

How idiotic is this question?

complete navigation electronics package w/ auto pilot, w/ radio communications package
ground tackle w/ chain and electric windlass
safety package including raft, drogue, flares, ditch bag
spares for engine, rigging, sail repair and tools
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How idiotic is this question?

complete navigation electronics package w/ auto pilot, w/ radio communications package
ground tackle w/ chain and electric windlass
safety package including raft, drogue, flares, ditch bag
spares for engine, rigging, sail repair and tools
What does it say about you that you answered an idiotic question?
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Re: Four essential items

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What does it say about you that you answered an idiotic question?
And four items have morphed into twenty or more... depending on the number of spares you included.

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What does it say about you that you answered an idiotic question?
It says I am an idiot!
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Re: Four essential items

Nonono, you have it all wrong.

1 Guns
2 Internet access
3 Anchor swivel
4 Big screen TV

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How idiotic is this question?

complete navigation electronics package w/ auto pilot, w/ radio communications package
ground tackle w/ chain and electric windlass
safety package including raft, drogue, flares, ditch bag
spares for engine, rigging, sail repair and tools

'Idiotic' Only an idiot would have that reply

It was meant to be a bit light hearted.
I should have mentioned that.
I left out that essential sailing gear should not be included in any of the answers

Example. A hammock to tie up on a tropicsl Island
Or several good books to read
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Nonono, you have it all wrong.

1 Guns
2 Internet access
3 Anchor swivel
4 Big screen TV

That's more like it

Can never have enough guns

Add to that a massive bag of fire works
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Nonono, you have it all wrong.

1 Guns
2 Internet access
3 Anchor swivel
4 Big screen TV



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That's more like it



Can never have enough guns



Add to that a massive bag of fire works

All stored next to the stove or better yet the exhaust manifold.


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. . .

I should have mentioned that.

I left out that essential sailing gear should not be included in any of the answers. . . .

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.


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