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Well the day has finally come, my new to me boat is waiting on a transport to be offloaded. The trucker is sleepig in the marina parking lot as I post this. It feels like the night before the prom, what should I bring for her(the boat, not the trucker on our first date? Any suggestions on must have gear.
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Congratulations...

The best thing you can take is a wallet full of money!!!!!
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Congrats..you will have to post and tell us all about it with pics. Im shopping right now too, but looks like another month or two before any deliveries....

Enjoy your boat!
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congrats, tell us all about the new boat
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Congrats ... well lets see , a can o fuel , bottle of champagne , bottle of Mount Gay Rum , first two are for the new boat . We have a Christening ceremony that involves pouring champagne on the bow of our new boats (used to be smashing the bottle but most people frown on that these days)The rum is tradition , thimble o rum yarrrr. Id bring the fuel too , unless it was shipped with fuel in her . Happy sailing and again congrats
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It feels like the night before the prom, what should I bring for her(the boat, not the trucker on our first date? Any suggestions on must have gear.
Bring a good flashlight, some paper and a pen. You will want to look aroud and make notes. Sometimes the first look is the best look.

And if it was me a good bacon egg and cheese on a garlic bagel is a good thing to bring along with some coffee.
But in all seriousness congratulations and enjoy,
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Congrats...

Bring a digital camera, pen and paper... so you can document things as you find them. Since the boat is new to you, but not new... bring cleaning supplies and a box of large contractor grade trash bags... you've got some cleaning to do. Go through and empty out all of the lockers... you'll be amazed and horrified at what you find.

BTW, what kind of boat is she, and post some photos???

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Similarly to what sailingdog suggested, I've learned much about my boat on the "first date" by taking digital photos . . . hundreds of them.

Taking general photos of the exterior and cabins enables zooming in to obscure components when back at your computer. Additionally, by settting the camera to auto-exposure/focus mode and reaching deep into engine bilge cavities, under floorboards and inside lockers, you will see many other details not obvious from your initial visual inspection.

I have to add however, that I wasn't horrified by anything - more like ecstatic over all the boat's qualities and great things I found.

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Lot's of cleaning supplies (As previously mentioned).
Some hull cleaner for the topsides (Meguires or similar) and those 3M cleaning pads. I would want to know first off what type of bottom paint and condition I've got. Just me, but I would start down below the water line.
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