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Old 03-12-2013, 09:00   #16
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Coffee, something to read, favorite mug, alcohol, hat, long sleeve tshirt. Sun glasses, fishing rod.
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All must fit in one carry on bag.


Sun glasses - at least two pair
Hat - big enoug to cover face and shoulders - we prefer cow girl
Moisturizer/baby oil/sun screen - face and body - can be used for hair
ID, 1 credit card, extra cash stashed/hidden beyond what you plan on spending.
Make up – at least foundation, mascara and most of all lip moisturizer.
2 bathing suits and 2 sets pf cloths that can be layered/mix/matched
Two face cloths and towels – one drying while other is being used
A multi purpose utility knife – a must
Duck tape – be surprised how handy
Cell phone
Electronic note pad/e reader/book
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:26   #19
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:42   #20
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[QUOTE=rw58ph;1405904]All must fit in one carry on bag.
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A multi purpose utility knife – a must...

Totally! I never go anywhere with out my Leatherman Tool.
And croakies for sun and reading glasses... extra glasses.
(optional) earbuds and music for some privacy.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:13   #21
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Re: Must Haves

I loved my long hair until the wind blew it into the winch drum and it wrapped itself up with the sheet. I cut it to shoulder length after that.

I second the ponytail ties. I carry one or two all the time since they fall out of pockets so easily. We use them in place of rubber bands on everything. Speaking of pockets, the pants I buy have to have deep pockets to carry all the stuff I pack around. I ditched the pocketbook.
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Most items I would recommend have already been mentioned, but here is my list :

- Good offshore wet weather gear
- Sunglasses
- Peaked hat
- Warm beanie, gloves and sea boots if sailing in cold conditions
- Sunscreen 50+
- Chapstick (long lasting lip stick with sunblock)
- Folding knife with marlin spike
- Small lightweight LED headtorch
- Camping type microfibre towel
- Ipod and charger
- Kindle and charger
- Clothes depend on temperature (warm conditions: bikini, shorts, tshirts, crocs)
- Jojoba oil makes a great moisturiser and serves as on occasional deep conditioning treatment for hair
- Soft duffle bag to pack it in.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:47   #23
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I loved my long hair until the wind blew it into the winch drum and it wrapped itself up with the sheet. I cut it to shoulder length after that.

I second the ponytail ties ... We use them in place of rubber bands on everything. .
My sympathy for that hair incident. That's one reason why I always carry a knife now. I was rock climbing years ago with a guy who got his long hair caught in the rope and carabiner. He cried out for a knife to cut his hair, but he was 40 feet above us... very tense situation.
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wash hair in sea water, towel dry then rinse with 1 qt of fresh, and you will make brownie points. done that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:12   #25
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Ok, this is for crewing on other boats or going with my hubby on that 1 1/2 day tuna trip we did last summer with 30 guys and me…or on our own boat on our various adventures:

1) My PLB -- I have an ACR Resqlink+
2) A sharp knife
3) Good foulies… for warm weather, I have an NRS kayaking jacket and LL Bean windpants. The windpants are so-so for the water, and I think a pair of Grunden's are in my near future.
4) I separate a couple of sets of t-shirt, undies and socks, each day's worth in a ziploc bag -- this is so when I get hopelessly wet and miserable, I have something dry to change into when I get a chance. Just knowing I have these is enough to let me soldier on.
5) a facecloth or two or three. Um, you can get really dirty on a passage.
6) A hat with a brim wide enough to shield me from the sun, but not so wide that the wind catches it all the time. Also good sunglasses. I am old now and just got my first pair of polarized bifocal sunglasses!

As far as sunblock, I am partial to Neutrogena. i have some spf 55 liquid for my face first thing in the am, and various other strengths of the water resistant cream versions. I find having several of them is good, because I want to be able to apply it several times a day. Also a thin beach towel is very useful, both for toweling and for putting over my legs when I am out in the sun for long periods of time. I burn easily. You want a thin one so it will dry quickly.

Advice for any woman on a boat with a head: Learn how to use it; if it's your boat, learn how to repair it. Learn what you can toss down it and what you can't. Gross though this may sound, it may be that you have to flush your feces before you use any TP, so that you get one part of the load through before the next and don't overtax everything. Also, get used to using maybe three little squares of TP max every time you use it. (Now you get why having multiple facecloths can come in handy.) And if the boat uses fresh water to flush (which makes everything smell less bad), be careful how much you use to flush. You can go through a lot of water with that head without realizing it. I am seriously considering changing to a composting head to simplify much of the above.

Another must have for me on any boat of mine is a propane stove. No alcohol, or any other lame thing. I have gas at home and I want gas on the boat. Cooks fast. I also have two pressure cookers that I bought over 20 years ago when going cruising the first time. They still work (I have replaced gaskets). A Swiss Kuhn-Rikon and a French T-Fal. Great for cooking in the tropics.
Beth...

Fantaaastic informative post for the OP....

I think you might have neglected to mention that your facecloths should be color coded....
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Hey with what Mr boatman said up there it really doesn't sound like I'm going to have a problem with that because unless I bring along the little blue pill I guess the boating guys have a problem getting it up???? But I guess if I find they don't then this may be an option or just maybe that knife everyone keeps telling me I need may have to be one also lol
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I loved my long hair until the wind blew it into the winch drum and it wrapped itself up with the sheet. I cut it to shoulder length after that.
I'm sorry to hear about that it actually sounds kind of painful. I'm actually thinking the best thing for me to do which I think will keep my hair soft and safe would be for me to just put in a deep conditioner and put my hair up in either a braid or bun and I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone with the water conservation and hair bit.
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wash hair in sea water, towel dry then rinse with 1 qt of fresh, and you will make brownie points. done that.
Do you think my idea up there would work. I mean really I don't think I will actually be swimming in the salt water everyday so I don't think I would need to wash it everyday.

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Beth...

Fantaaastic informative post for the OP....

I think you might have neglected to mention that your facecloths should be color coded....
ummmm ewww yeah good point lol.

Thanks you all this all sounds like great advice please keep it coming.
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Beth...

Fantaaastic informative post for the OP....

I think you might have neglected to mention that your facecloths should be color coded....
Save the white ones for your face!!!
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Re: Must Haves

Everyone says you should bring and carry a knife. This is a foreign thought to most women (lots of men carry a folding pocket knife, even at home). If you are going to crew on a boat, and especially if you are going to sea in other than totally benign conditions, a knife is a necessity. If you don't like a knife on your belt, there are loads of folding knives available.

Better to have one with you and not need it, than not have one and need it.
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> a knife is a necessity

And make sure the blade is at least partially serrated for cutting synthetic lines.
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alana...i found that long hair is easily managed with tie ups. i keep mine tied up. nothing gets in the winches..
is truly difficult to lose track of body parts and hair when sailing. mine is very long and i have yet to have an issue.
just keep hair bound up and life rocks.
if you find a decent captain he will buy you a sailing knife as knives do not travel on airlines well at all. they become property of the tsa agent who frisks you.
i find knives on leashes/lanyards work well,as you dont need hands or pockets or belts to hang on to them.
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