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Old 26-06-2017, 05:04   #76
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Yeah definitely personal, but I like learning from others "personal" preferences. And also just interesting information about my fellow humans.

Like how important sunglasses are to me now. my first attempt from California to Hawaii I didn't take a single pair of sunglasses. I think that contributed a lot to my seasickness and ultimately having to return to California.

I usually don't wear them and haven't most of my life on or off the boat, but now they are pretty important and luckily available in most countries. Then talking with people later they say... "Of course you need sunglasses!" but it just wasn't something I could relate to at the time.
https://www.discountsafetygear.com/r...y-glasses.html

Speaking of sunglasses, I seem to go through A LOT of them. I finally gave up on buying anything over $20 as they lasted only a few days til I broke, scratched or lost them.
I now buy the Starlight SM (for small faces) 12 at a time. Unfortunatly they're not polarized but at $1.80 - $0.75 each, I don't feel guilty about putting on a new pair once a month or giving a set away when needed.
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Don't forget baby wipes! The most useful stuff to carry on passages.... and outside the USA/Canada its just poorly made but extremely expensive wet paper.
NEVER run out of baby wipes.

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Speaking of sunglasses, I seem to go through A LOT of them. I finally gave up on buying anything over $20 as they lasted only a few days til I broke, scratched or lost them.

I now buy the Starlight SM (for small faces) 12 at a time. Unfortunatly they're not polarized but at $1.80 - $0.75 each, I don't feel guilty about putting on a new pair once a month or giving a set away when needed.


That's a good deal, in FP they are no less than $10 US. And in AS $4. I even saw the exact same sunglasses in both locations, the manufacture tag was in English and said $3.99 in FP they ignore that and sell for $10, in AS that's the price.

...but 1.80, wow
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I wondered about that. Thanks.


Decent toilet paper, when wet, makes a decent baby wipe ;-)
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That's a good deal, in FP they are no less than $10 US. And in AS $4. I even saw the exact same sunglasses in both locations, the manufacture tag was in English and said $3.99 in FP they ignore that and sell for $10, in AS that's the price.

...but 1.80, wow
My wifes Dental office buys the exact same glasses from their medical supply house for $10 ea. For some reason they still won't buy them direct at $0.75 each. Go figure.
I like the small size as they stay on my face when moving down the road at 100mph on my Harley and keep the wind out of my eyes.
On the boat the sun doesn't get around the edges, they don't come off when hit by a wave, 100% UV protection, not too dark, available in several colors and if you buy enough of them, they're less than a dollar....and if they get scratched i don't feel guilty about grabbing a new set.
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I just discovered the Dollar Tree.....where everything costs a dollar or less. There are other dollar stores where the word dollar means nothing.

I may let go of my Costco membership at some time. They seem to be catering to the wealthy more than the bargain hunter. Though they still have great deals, one has to look harder.

Isn't OP in Hawaii? Known for high prices?
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The dollar tree stores are great for many things. Just some for boat and land dwelling provisions are: batteries, sunglasses, reading glasses, cleaning supplies, cooking supplies, smaller sizes of food staples and condiments. Too much more to list.

When we bought our current boat this year, our first stop was The dollar tree store. We stocked our head, cabin and galley for pennies on the dollar.


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I just discovered the Dollar Tree.....where everything costs a dollar or less. There are other dollar stores where the word dollar means nothing.

I may let go of my Costco membership at some time. They seem to be catering to the wealthy more than the bargain hunter. Though they still have great deals, one has to look harder.

Isn't OP in Hawaii? Known for high prices?
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