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Old 28-01-2014, 15:36   #16
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

I like to fly my U.S. Flag as I sail back to mainland.

Sexant, I have one and know how to use it. But in a jam, I would rather grab my GPS and batteries.
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Old 28-01-2014, 15:43   #17
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:07   #18
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

wow, obsolescense at sea is a hard thing.

In land, a mobile phone has substituted som amy things!!!

The just in case keeping old fashioned stuff... Carts, sextants, etc... Still more reliable than a gps?
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:35   #19
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

For the I's I have:

Incense, insubordination, insolence
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:35   #20
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

I do hope you all realize that a bell is compulsory for any boat 12m+ in length. see Colreg 33
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:43   #21
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

Not with my flag. Finally some use for my flag!!!
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:50   #22
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

Well, I'm still carrying my fog horn around but suspect I should continue to do so. I haven't used it in 21 years, other than to blow the spiders & dust out of it.
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Old 28-01-2014, 16:51   #23
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

I had a girlfriend who was useless as far as handling any boat functions
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Old 28-01-2014, 17:14   #24
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The most useless thing is entrenched ideas that they are not open to examining!

Country flags are part of courtesy. In a pinch you could make an emergency bandage out of one.

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At some point, the flags could be used to make cool slacks or a dinner jacket.
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Old 28-01-2014, 17:16   #25
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Most books, not the exchange reading books, but the reference books. I have about 30 and might read 1 page per month, 12 pages per year amongst 30 books.

Maybe i could write the right 12 page book?
I agree, had many ref books and they did nothing but get moldy! Shed that weight.
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Too many pots and pans etc. You only have 3 burners and often pans wont fit on all three!
Too many kitchen devices in general... you can always find a way!
Yeah, the bell is useless.

I think flags should be flown. I've heard some Customs and Immig. people expect to see them.
Def keep the barometer.... nice to see where it's headed.
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You're looking at it all wrong. You can use the sardines to catch fish for dinner. The socket set to throw at seagulls trying to poop on your boat, and the hot water heater to keep the wife, girlfriend, mistress, or chick you picked up at the bar happy. Think ahead my man
PO left a tin of sardines in a galley locker. No date but I guess around 20 years by now. I'm considering preserving them in cast lexan.

We have a remote controlled talking Macaw. Useless but entertaining.
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Old 28-01-2014, 17:21   #27
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A wife!

She is not of much value for running the boat but I would be lonesome without her!
There it is. I've been just waiting to see how long it took for that one to come out
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Re: What is the more useless thing that all boaters have?

Throw cushions on the bed. Not the pillow but cushions. Wife said they are to look pretty but you go to bed and throw them on the floor. Absolutely no useful purpose. All I can say is next time I'm out I hope they float (or not)
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Throw cushions on the bed. Not the pillow but cushions. Wife said they are to look pretty but you go to bed and throw them on the floor. Absolutely no useful purpose. All I can say is next time I'm out I hope they float (or not)

Got those all over the house, beds and couches too. I'm going to try to forego that on a boat, what do you think my chances are?
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I do hope you all realize that a bell is compulsory for any boat 12m+ in length. see Colreg 33
People shouldn't lecture if they are behind the times:

*Under a recent change, a vessel 12 meters (39.4 ft) to less than 20 meters (65 ft) is no longer required to carry a bell on board.
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