My top 3 "MUST HAVES" or if it broke I would replace it tomorrow - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 03-01-2011
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,820
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
F15-If I had a smaller boat and didn't have all chain rode I wouldn't necessarily put the windlass in the "need" to have list. I hauled a 33lb anchor and 30' of 3/8" chain for a lot of years but now have a 66 lb anchor and all 3/8" chain and we anchor in up to 70' of water so I feel the windlass is essential. I don't however like having to depend on it and would feel more comfortable if I could haul it in by hand. A manual windlass on a smaller boat would be my preference.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 03-01-2011
jrd22's Avatar
Courtney the Dancer
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,820
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jrd22 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Bag of tools.
Yep. Essential on any boat IMHO.
__________________
John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 03-02-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
john1066 is on a distinguished road
GPS, autopilot, MSD.
__________________
John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 03-02-2011
ehmanta's Avatar
Sailing Junkie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 296
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ehmanta is on a distinguished road
I would say that my life on board changed dramatically when I added: autopilot, windlass and refrigeration but these all require substaintial electrical upgrades which also means additional charging sources, so I added solar and wind as well as a larger altenator.......needless to say, there's a domino effect to some upgrades

P.S.... the windlass also benefits from a deck washdown...more dominoes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 03-02-2011
mstern's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 696
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mstern is on a distinguished road
I have a smaller boat (23'), so the things I would replace if they broke:

roller furling: makes single-handing a pleasure
winches: although, I did go most of one season with only one while I was waiting for parts to arrive. I furled down the genny and/or cross-sheeted, but lack of a winch didn't stop me from sailing.
VHF: an essential piece of safety equipment, IMHO.

There are other things that are just as important, but I consider them to so essential that they aren't "should I replace them?" type items, but more "if I don't replace them, having a sailboat is pointless" type items. For example, sails and the auxilliary engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 03-02-2011
F15EWSO's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Going to SW Florida
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
F15EWSO is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by mstern View Post
I have a smaller boat (23'), so the things I would replace if they broke:

roller furling: makes single-handing a pleasure
winches: although, I did go most of one season with only one while I was waiting for parts to arrive. I furled down the genny and/or cross-sheeted, but lack of a winch didn't stop me from sailing.
VHF: an essential piece of safety equipment, IMHO.

There are other things that are just as important, but I consider them to so essential that they aren't "should I replace them?" type items, but more "if I don't replace them, having a sailboat is pointless" type items. For example, sails and the auxilliary engine.
MStern

Your items are indeed "must have" and essential pieces of the boat for sailing. I am looking for that "thing" that may in fact NOT be sailing related but proves to be a true time-saver, lightens the work load, makes something less tedious or more enjoyable. Someone mentioned a particular coffee maker for example. I have this weird silicon squeege thing my kids bought me for drying the car...it is a true time saver and I would buy another as it is so useful and effecient.....that is the sort of recommendations I am looking for.
__________________
F15E_WSO + 1
Deale Md, to Caribbean Oct 2012-Aug 2013
Boat Type Irwin 43 Mk III Center Cockpit--Sold it
Boat Yr, 1989
Boat Length 43'

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 03-02-2011
ardoin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Annapolis MD
Posts: 140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
ardoin is on a distinguished road
For things that are not absolutely essential:
My laptop
The micro fiber dust rag (really works and saves time)
My sunglasses
__________________
Cy
S/V Music
MASON 44

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 03-03-2011
mstern's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 696
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mstern is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by F15EWSO View Post
MStern

Your items are indeed "must have" and essential pieces of the boat for sailing. I am looking for that "thing" that may in fact NOT be sailing related but proves to be a true time-saver, lightens the work load, makes something less tedious or more enjoyable. Someone mentioned a particular coffee maker for example. I have this weird silicon squeege thing my kids bought me for drying the car...it is a true time saver and I would buy another as it is so useful and effecient.....that is the sort of recommendations I am looking for.

Well, that is different. Then I suggest

Tiller Tamer: one of the best cheap gadgets I have ever bought. When the sails are balanced, I can set the thing and go for a good twenty minutes without touching the tiller.

Winchers: for the cheapos among us who want self-tailing winches, but can't bring themselves to spend almost as much as the boat itself cost to upgrade. I know that the reviews of them on this site and others are mixed, but I put a pair on ten years ago, and have had nothing but good luck with them.

Sport-a-Seats: nothing beats these things for comfort in the cockpit and on the deck. Much superior to the West Marine knock-offs in comfort and durability. Of all the stuff I have bought for my boat over the years, these are the only things my wife really loves.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 03-03-2011
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 20,258
Thanks: 0
Thanked 86 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
well built propane system and functional stove.
bimini
autopilot

There are less necessary, but highly enjoyable things, that would be pointless without the above, because I wouldn't be out cruising without them.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 03-03-2011
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
Darn! Every time I read a post I have to add something to my wish list!
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 05:31 PM
Replace Main Halyard using a "messenger" harpguitar Gear & Maintenance 20 06-27-2012 09:41 AM
"Another Miracle" to arrive tomorrow!!! danielgoldberg Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 07-31-2008 11:52 PM
How to replace "wheels" on single blocks?? souljour2000 Gear & Maintenance 16 07-20-2008 11:31 AM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 11:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.