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Old 22-05-2017, 11:52   #1
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Gotta have it!

Taking a poll:
Top five/ highest daily use items on your boat - the "I will never be found without this" items...
Specifically handheld/ personal gear:

Example:
1. Knife
2. Watch
3. Spoon
4. Binoculars
5. Needle nose pliers

I'm curious what floats to the top, given that we often overlook the things we (actually) use, but that wouldn't likely get put on a "survival gear" list.

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Old 22-05-2017, 14:18   #2
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Old 22-05-2017, 14:24   #3
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Buoyancy?

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Old 22-05-2017, 14:39   #4
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Beer coozie?
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Old 22-05-2017, 15:21   #5
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Sailboat:-)
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Old 22-05-2017, 15:33   #6
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WD-40
Duct Tape
Chewing Gum
Bailing Wire
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Oh, wait, I thought you said the top 5 daily use items for BUILDING a boat...

Seriously, though, "handheld" gear would include my Leatherman tool. Nothing else floats to the top...
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Coffee pot! Yes, it is survival gear. Want to test me on that? <evil glare>
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Old 28-05-2017, 15:47   #8
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Hand line and rapala.
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Old 28-05-2017, 17:04   #9
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Pee bucket
autopilot
anchor
fridge
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Old 28-05-2017, 18:00   #10
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We have kids that are no longer allowed in the ice box. Instead drinks are in a cooler in the cockpit. That's what gets the most use!
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Tea bags. In an emergency they can be hung out to dry and re-used.

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a good attitude, and that starts with the aero press and good coffee.
Mantus anchor
life jacket
wetsuit and snorkel equipment, polespear
shorts and a lightweight long sleeve cotton shirt
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DeLonghi Magnifica superautomatic espresso machine. Absolutely necessary for me.
Knife. If I got my pants on, I got my knife on me.
Can opener. I would starve to death without a can opener.
Samsung Note 3, unlocked and rooted, with OCPN. I have 4 of them. Great GPS.
Scuba gear.
Silicone caulking
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Electrical tape
Duct Tape
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zip ties
hat. Spare hat. Extra spare hat. backup extra spare hat. sack of replacement hats.
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I don't know why I didn't think of it. I go nowhere without my

nitecore p12gt flashlight.
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LED flashlights/torch used often even during the day.
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