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post #101 of 156 Old 02-22-2008
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Too true..."you'll get my helm when you pry my cold, dead hands off it" could be the motto around here.

I think once a 21st century man learns how to use a messenger line to re-reeve a halyard without going up the mast, he believes he's in touch with his pioneer ancestors or something...no man is an island, but if you're lucky, you're a center cockpit!
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What is the minimun electronics I will need to sail the Golf of Mexico, central W. Florida?
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In a process to purchase New vs Used

What is the minimun electronics I will need to sail the Golf of Mexico, central W. Florida?
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Chartplotter, vhf radio, flashlite, handheld GPS. I think that is the bare minimum.

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Uhnnn, sorry about this. I'm very new...

We are in the process of purchasing a used Beneteau 38' o 40' Center Cockpit with the goal to live aboard here in Florida (Tampabay area) Like the Hunters but also but would like to here some sailor words about it. I'm familiar with Beneteau's, but not with Hunters.

Also, can someone tell me how I can open a new post?

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On the bottom of subforum eg cruising etc you will see open new thread. Click that.
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What is the minimun electronics I will need to sail the Golf of Mexico, central W. Florida?
Legally? Nav lights...

I would consider a main and spare VHF radio and GPS as a realistic minimum also. Spares should be self powered (hadhelds which use their own batteries that you have a bunch of).

But I am not a blue water sailor, just a small boat dreamer. I love these "minimum" questions, though...

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Lights, VHF, GPS, Depthsounder
if you are offshore crossing the gulf you will want an EPIRB

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I never thought of or considered lights as minimum electronics but basic systems.

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