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Need a gift idea for my dad who just bought a 42' Beneteau First....

My Dad just bought a 42' Beneteau First he wants to use to cruise the Caribbean and for Atlantic crossings. I was trying to come up with gift ideas for him for Christmas and I was wondering if you all had suggestions for me. Do you all have anything that you really can't do without on your boat? Could be funny, useful, for safety, whatever! Preferably in the $10-$200 range. Thanks!
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Charts or things like sailing apperal would be a good start.( anything but a captins hat)
What is something he seems to need on land that he would need on the boat like a 12v coffee maker(I'd take one of those for Christmas) Or any other 12v item that he could use on the boat.

A few books or palm reader would also be a good thing, if hes not a reader he will become one soon.

Hope this helps
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A personal locator beacon says you care. SPOTs can be had for $150. Good ACRs are much more, but have no subscription.
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Charts or things like sailing apperal would be a good start.( anything but a captins hat)
What is something he seems to need on land that he would need on the boat like a 12v coffee maker(I'd take one of those for Christmas) Or any other 12v item that he could use on the boat.

A few books or palm reader would also be a good thing, if hes not a reader he will become one soon.

Hope this helps

Charts are taken care of as he is a captain by trade. Any suggestions on a good 12v coffee maker? He loves his nice expresso machine at home but I wonder if something like that would require too much power/take too much room on the boat. I know he wouldnt use the common american coffee maker. Or maybe he would just use a stove top one.

Palm reader wouldn't last a day with this guy but thanks for the suggestion! He is an avid reader but he sticks with the good ol fashion book.




How much is an ACR?
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My husband and I like the stove-top espresso machines like this one: Bialetti 06799 Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker, 3 Cup..

I also second the SPOT idea. It's a nice way for family and friends to keep up with where he will be.

Is he a big music fan? A nice 12 volt iPod/iPhone charger/broadcaster would be nice.

Also some nice ideas here: NASailor 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for Sailors | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor. The waterproof camera case, multi-tool, or headlamp are all good. A lot of sailors have the last two already but it's nice to have spares when one invariably goes overboard.
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How much is an ACR?
Mid $400 range.
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Pretty, but just a paper weight. Not for nav.
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Cool

Doh...

This is one of the things I want to learn how to do one day, and if you are going across the Atlantic it would not be a bad idea to have and know how to use one...

Especially with all the missile technology available to take out satelites...

Try this one...


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Here is Davis mark 15 sextant on Craigslist like new for $100




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Don't know how accurate this one is, but it can be used both as a decorative as well as a navigational piece in case of an emergency...



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Please note: this item is a fine reproduction.

This sextant will make an excellent display piece and would be the perfect gift for any maritime collector.

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