get more chain if possible. it's not just for protection against coral
and rocks. it's also protection from some idiot running his outboard
too close to you and accidentally cutting your line. nice thing about the fortress
is that you can fold them up and keep them stowed below. bad thing is, like most danforth type anchors, they may not reset themselves on the change of tide.
i use oars fairly often, but i've got a hard dinghy
. inflatables are notoriously difficult to row in any kind of wind or chop.
for a stove, seriously consider a coleman camping stove. years ago, people i sold my old 27 footer to went to the bahamas for a year and used just that, although they had somehow hooked it up to a 20lb tank instead of using the little 1 lb bottles. they only connected it when cooking
, then disconnected and kept the gas bottle in the cockpit
. stove alcohol is not available in the bahamas.
i have solar panels
. no windcharger. it's my choice because, once you hook up the solar panels
, you're done. with a windcharger there always appears to be some kind of maintenance
involved. i was going to suggest a honda
but at $800 it's another expense and also occupies space in the lazarette, as well as gasoline and a 120volt battery charger
(unless you already have one). i have a honda
1000 which powers my standalone 35 amp charger when necessary, but it's easier to find storage
space on a 37 foot boat.
my friend just painted the deck of his morgan
25 with topside paint
with some kind of sand added to it. i think most of the paint
manufacturers sell it. google
around for 'deck non skid' or some such thing and you'll find it. just add it to the paint according to directions and paint away...