Thanks for the reply. They're off the boat at the moment, and they were clamped to the stanchions when we bought her. I didn't want the weight or clutter. I was wondering if there were any other reasons to have them on board, if we're not planning to use them as intended. We've gone on a bit of a simplify binge lately. We figure each of the three previous owners of this boat added the stuff they individually thought the boat should have for both full time in the tropics and then a couple transatlantics with a season in Ireland
. But nobody ever took any of the old stuff off.
I'm planning to climb the mast
this week to remove a Magnavox sat nav antenna
. Does that tell you anything?
So I'm looking at these two poles, which sell for almost a thou each, wondering what to do with them. No market for them down here. There are only a half dozen people on the island who even own sailboats big enough to live on.
They might end up in the pile with the SSB/tuner/pactor modem
, the PUR 35, Cozy Cabin propane
heater, Revere 6 man ocean life raft, two Blake heads, television, microwave, Radar
players, and about a dozen extra life jackets we've already taken off. There were enough pots and pans on this boat for a small fleet.