When Doug and I got married we set up a registry through West Marine
. Of course since we eloped to Bali we didn't get a ton of gifts like one would via a traditional wedding, but close friends and family
were spot on this way with things we needed for the boat. We had been living aboard
for about 4 years at that point, and we were heading out to go cruising a few months after we tied the knot
. We ended up getting lots of things we needed for cruising like a handheld VHF radio
, a dinghy anchor
, etc etc.
This was WAY before all the cool online registry / lists etc that you can do now. We joke that if had been smart -- we should have done the same when our son was born. Donate $$ towards sails
etc. We need WAY more stuff for the boat than the kid. The baby only needed a car seat, some blankies, a sling, and a baby monitor
. The boat is FAR more demanding!
(Schoonerdog's wife Cindy -- stealing his account. I'll get my own one day)