I still go for opinions being the most useless thing that all boaters have, where people are unwilling to examine them.
Take one above that thought an inverter
was the most useless thing aboard. Not so at all, IME. We used ours to power the electric
coffee grinder after the manual one took a salty wave and rusted up. Jim has had his morning coffees from that for the last about 27 yrs. The inverter
is good. It also runs our computers
and all 110 powered tools. Remember, we are in a foreign land, and their electricity is delivered differently to American. It powers a mosquito repellent, too, countless battery
chargers: cameras, drill motors, mobile phone
, so IPod. On and on.
heater is good; ours is tankless.
It's been mentioned above, but the barometer is very useful. When it drops fast and a lot, you know something bad is coming, and may be worsening faster than your wx forecast
predicted, hence will be more powerful when it strikes. We have two.
: we have a trawler
lamp that gives a nice golden glow below decks and emits a bit of heat (and water
vapor), but we also use it to take the chill off on a cold morning.
I might add that those who live where the water temp. is about 58 deg. F. don't know how pleasant the bilge
temp. fresh water shower
on the afterdeck can be after a long snorkeling expedition if you swim where the water temp is 75 to 80.