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Old 24-10-2020, 12:28   #76
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Re: That little something that makes life easier

Dehumidifier.
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Old 24-10-2020, 14:14   #77
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Our thermal cooker fired up while preparing breakfast provides a lovely hot prepared meal for lunch.

Although not small by any means, I also wouldn't be without our Hydrovane self-steering for any passage over 2 hours. It works exceptionally well, eliminates wear and tear on the autohelm and provides great piece of mind havind a speare rudder in the event our unprotected spade rudder is damaged...👍
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Old 24-10-2020, 16:00   #78
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Creo que realmente profundiza en el barco y el diseño de la cabina ...

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What is that little thing that you can't live without while cruising? The little thing we might add to make our life either easier or more fun.
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Old 24-10-2020, 19:27   #80
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My absolute favourite is my tiller mounted chart plotter (small one, 5 inch screen).



Other than that and in no particular order:

Composting toilet

Cabin heater (sailing in the Baltic Sea)

Electric outboard and lithium battery for the dinghy

Shitload of solar panels

Ukulele

Trombone

Battery operated p.a. and karaoke files on my phone

Harmonica

Patient wife...


I leave the Conn 88H trombone at home. And the harmonicas and maracas and anc and .... And three of the banjos.
But one banjo, my wife’s Uke and a kazoo and some egg shakers? Definitely.
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Bluetooth earmuffs. So I can block out the sound of my g... uhh.. engine
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Old 24-10-2020, 23:39   #82
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Ditto on the thermal cooker. We have two, small and large. Much cheaper in SE Asia. Small for making yogurt and smaller dishes. Larger with two pots or one large for making bone broth and larger dishes to eat and freeze and potlucks or two dishes.
Bring it to a boil in fifteen minutes and cooks up to eight hours. Very stingy on the propane.
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Buckets with rope attached to haul up water.
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Old 25-10-2020, 15:08   #84
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A vast amount of refrigeration and the inverter, solar and battery to run it
A walk around king sized bed

Both essential to our cruising lifestyle and a deal breaker on any vessel without them.
Not exactly little things but the little things we can live without.
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Old 25-10-2020, 15:10   #85
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The Webasto Airtop.
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I always wanted an inflatable midget
Great for stuffing into those hard to get at maintenance spots
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Full zip mosquito screen for the companionway. A must for buggy Spring nights in Georgian Bay
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My guitar that doesn't warp with the humidity and actually hums back at me in Open D, when I speak.loudly.Click image for larger version

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