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Old 27-04-2016, 11:46   #16
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Re: What to Pack

Yes, be prepared to get fed up of your clothes, and buy new as a treat along the way.
Take swimsuits that you'll feel comfortable using as underwear, because unlike underwear, swimsuits don't become translucent when wet. In a discussion on another forum, a lot of ladies recommended mens swimsuit shorts with built in mesh undies.

Zeehag's advice is good, and surprisingly you may want something elegant.
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Old 27-04-2016, 12:03   #17
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Re: What to Pack

Plain clothing can be bought anywhere today. You can come naked to the boat.

Depending on where you sail, amt of clothing varies from sunscreen in the tropics to heavy layers of everything in the Arctic.

However, quality foul weather clothing is not easy to buy off the shelf in small towns. I would buy my gtx, base and midlayers as well as my deck shoes prior to going to the boat (unless you take off from a big seagoing town).

I also normally carry more than one pair of polarized shades along in the tropics. Good ones are easy to sit on. Get spares if you use shades at all.

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Old 27-04-2016, 12:13   #18
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Re: What to Pack

make sure your elegance does not bespeak wealth.
do mingle with locals and learn what is appropriate and not appropriate as you go and do not insult the people with either tooo formal or too casual attire.
elegant means one dress, simple. wear shawl or a shirt or jacket for shoulder coverage.

fishermen have excellent weather gear">foul weather gear and readily available everywhere.....so if your musto pops a leak, you can downgrade to oilskins cheaply and easily anywhere
funny how oilskins last longer than high dig foulies for waterprufing..
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"2pairs of flip flops "
More sturdy sandals, yes. But just one pair of flip-flops or waterproof sandals for using public showers, hot beaches, etc. Because orthopedists LOVE flip-flops, they generate lots of business from broken legs and other falls.
Better to walk barefoot.


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Number one, dental floss.
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pack many many many millions of movies on flash drives.
you will want them
also unused flashdrives. you may need em.
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Old 27-04-2016, 14:51   #22
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Re: What to Pack

Zee's got a point here about the flash drives. Our stock has kept on growing, that's for sure.

A few additional ideas: carry some polarized sunglasses, and some plain reading glasses for gifts.

Cotton tops and wraparound skirts worked really well for me, I'd wear my shorts on the boat, and if someone came by, the skirt went on over the shorts. By the way, since mosquitoes carry such nasty diseases, light colors are better than dark, as they are attracted by the dark colors. So, part of your packing should include mosquito prophylaxis.

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Make sure you include at least one form of footwear that you can use in water for those times you have to wade in mud or over sharp rocks or coral.

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