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Old 28-05-2008, 03:44   #16
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Honest question:

-who wants to cruise (long range) without:

- a watermaker?
- an autopilot?
- a chartplotter/laptop?
- a radar?
- general instrumentation at the helm?
- engine (at the time being)?
- AIS?
- SSB?
- VHF (DSC)?
- fridge? (cold beer!!)

Alone those can make you "wait for parts", if repair needed.
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Old 28-05-2008, 04:13   #17
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Honest question:

I have added a few for the long range Pilot

-who wants to cruise (long range) without:

- a watermaker?
- an autopilot?
- a chartplotter/laptop?
- a radar?
- general instrumentation at the helm?
- engine (at the time being)?
- AIS?
- SSB?
- VHF (DSC)?
- fridge? (cold beer!!)
- Breadmaker
- Freezer ( where else to store the fish cought and the steaks )
- Sat Phone

Alone those can make you "wait for parts", if repair needed.

Greetings

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Old 28-05-2008, 14:19   #18
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Honest question:

I have added a few for the long range Pilot

-who wants to cruise (long range) without:

- a watermaker?
- an autopilot?
- a chartplotter/laptop?
- a radar?
- general instrumentation at the helm?
- engine (at the time being)?
- AIS?
- SSB?
- VHF (DSC)?
- fridge? (cold beer!!)
- Breadmaker
- Freezer ( where else to store the fish cought and the steaks )
- Sat Phone

- Vaccume
- Generator
- Solar / controler
- Wind gen

- This could go on for a while huh?
I think there are threads about it.


Alone those can make you "wait for parts", if repair needed.






Greetings

Gideon

Back when I was younger it would be fine to go without radar when shorthanded cruising. Not as many others out there to bang into = less chance of banging into something/someone.

Today, I have noticed, things are different.
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Old 28-05-2008, 15:49   #19
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Honest question:

-who wants to cruise (long range) without:

- a watermaker?
- an autopilot?
- a chartplotter/laptop?
- a radar?
- general instrumentation at the helm?
- engine (at the time being)?
- AIS?
- SSB?
- VHF (DSC)?
- fridge? (cold beer!!)

Alone those can make you "wait for parts", if repair needed.
What NO washer and dryer? That's a tad too primitive don't you think?
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Old 29-05-2008, 05:20   #20
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Folks, I am a pilot and LOVE electronic toys!

I kept the list (for avoiding repair chances) to a basic minimum.

Of course, my personal (existing) list is much longer. Therfore good chances for repairs on my boat.
But, after long time sailing, isnīt there always something to repair regardless a list of equipment?
At least in my experience.
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Old 29-05-2008, 08:32   #21
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Honest question:

-who wants to cruise (long range) without:

- a watermaker?
- an autopilot?
- a chartplotter/laptop?
- a radar?
- general instrumentation at the helm?
- engine (at the time being)?
- AIS?
- SSB?
- VHF (DSC)?
- fridge? (cold beer!!)

Alone those can make you "wait for parts", if repair needed.
Honest Answer: I cruised for a couple of years with only the autopilot, engine, SSB and VHF from the above list. I plan to cruise again for a couple of years and this time I will add a GPS and a radar.

I don't have anything against the other items, I just don't need them when I am cruising and I don't like fixing things when I am sailing - perhaps I am out of touch with real cruising.
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Old 29-05-2008, 09:15   #22
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Everybody has his own parameters, right you are!

But, sorry, no cold beer? That would be to tough on me!
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Like Magellan, and Columbus I want to take everything I can afford. They left with all the latest technology. That doesn't mean the sailing stops, because something fails. While it is working it just enhances the fun.

I have done it without, and with. At 57 I prefer to be with the comforts......
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