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Old 18-12-2006, 18:51   #1
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What's on the Holiday Gift List?

So what's on the holiday gift list this year?

For my wife: rigging knife, knife halyard, small snap shackle for halyard, three extra sail ties, extending brush for cleaning the hull of slime (but it's not a mop!). Maybe a women's sailing weekend in the San Juans.

For the boat: fuel pump rebuild kit, extra water pump parts.

For the kids: masks and snorkles.

For myself: reservation and deposit on two week charter in the San Juans next July. (A bid on a Pearson 10M was a close second).

For the family: maybe US passports.

So what's on your list?
Jim H in London, UK, sailing Southern Rival, a '73 Rival 34. In Oregon, sails Aurora, a '67 Cal 20.
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Old 18-12-2006, 19:15   #2
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For the 16 years that we've been together, Caro has always got nice thing's, like winches, clutches etc.

Sometimes she get's electric toilet's

This year it's epoxy, glass, gaboon ply and working through her holiday on the boat.

She also pay's for her presents.

What do I get........I get her, I couldn't want for anything else.

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Old 20-12-2006, 14:50   #3
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I have got Lisa a wetsuit, mask, snorkel & fine. If she is lucky I might show her how to find abalone & scallops!

Insatiable is getting:
New 3/8 double braid spinnaker halyards,
New halyard turning blocks on the mast collar
New hoses on the water system
New 1/4" kevlar line & spinlock jammers for the backstay tail, mainsheet fine tuner, outhaul & vang tail
New 3/8 spectra for the runner tails & headsail halyards (and probably headsail sheets too)
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Old 22-12-2006, 12:48   #4
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I got an interesting Xmas gift... a fuel (day) tank!!!
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Old 22-12-2006, 12:55   #5
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a lavac popular marine head with henderson mark 5 pump. awesome!
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Old 22-12-2006, 13:50   #6

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Nothing... I treat her special all year 'round. No need for a phoney baloney holiday to show my love.

(Applies to boat AND wife) ha ha ha
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Old 22-12-2006, 14:05   #7
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For Ohana: A new engine, a new generator, a Garmin 178C. My wallet says ouch.
For the Admiral: A rommantic night without the kids(I hope she invites me LOL), a candle lit dinner, an after Christmas shopping spree in San Franciscco, and a Martinin shaker.
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Old 23-12-2006, 01:38   #8
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Got Aria dinghy davits and a new Autopilot (and after starting the install am wondering why <G>).
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Old 23-12-2006, 11:55   #9
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I have been blessed with enough alcohal to enjoy the holiday (Thanks Thomas) and aside from that, I, like Sean, get what I want when I want it, so no need for anything special. However, My better half doesn't see it that way, so SHE gets a new sewing machine, and some other more personal goodies (Of course, those could be considered a gift for me). The boat, gets my blood sweat and tears (and a few choice words now and then) year round, so nothing special for Christmas.
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