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Get ya some rubber boots. I never go off shore with out them any more. Never stub my toe, feet alway's warm and dry, Alway's sure footed. I like the west marine blue ones. I'm usually the only one with them on deliveries and guy's make fun of me the first day.( they look funny with shorts on) and I get a funny tan line. But on the third day when their athleats foot has salt in it and they've stubbed their sore toe for the second time, they wish they were me. And paper F@#$k'n towels, you can not have too many, and baby powder. And lots of rubbing alcohol for grimy salty face and deisel hands that you've now picked your nose with. And Cheese ravioli in the can, great cold out of the can when your on watch and quells queezines.
Damn! That was great, I could almost visualize your voyage. Thanks a lot for the tips. Some of the guys I crew with in beer cans regattas use these shoes, never thought it could become so useful on long trips. Paper Towel, never can have too much of this, I so agree with that, especially if a lot of beer is on board. I've added all your things to my list, and I greatly appreciate your input. Thanks captain.

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Glad I could be of srevice, I run down to Mexico from Key West a lot. I did it by myself 22 years ago when I was 19. I'm in Key West now and would love to go over the route with you but unfortunetly I'm leaving in a few hours back to my tug boat job where I will be for the next two weeks. If you're still here when I get back I'll show you how I've come to find the best line to run on the chart. I'll only be in town for a day beacause I'm running a Cal 36 up to Charleston the Day after I get Back. Bon Voyage and may the wind be at your back.

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Don't forget the obvious, it's always the obvious that we forget. Left my pair of topsiders on a boat in North Palm once, rowed back to our boat, hit the road and ended up with no shoes in Lucaya for 3 weeks.
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My all time favorite, was on a delivery from Florida to Jamaica i actually left my sea bag sitting on the dock. by the time i realized it was there.... well it was a long sail in one pair of shorts.

double check everything you thought you wanted is out of the car, and actually aboard the boat. :P
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Don't forget the obvious, it's always the obvious that we forget. Left my pair of topsiders on a boat in North Palm once, rowed back to our boat, hit the road and ended up with no shoes in Lucaya for 3 weeks.
That's the most valuable info yet. We all have little things we like, but more important are the things we need. I forgot my shoes on a dive/camp expedition in Los Roques Venezuala one time, I spent 4 day's walking around in 2 left footed flip flops I found on the beech, one too small and the other too big.
And Los Roques means The Rocks, and boy were they sharp!!!
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Having just delivered my boat from RI to MD.... it's pretty hard to change your Racor filter w/o a strapwrench; you might want to make certain you one in your tool box!

And of course extra Racor filters and fuel filters for the engine.
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And Cheese ravioli in the can, great cold out of the can when your on watch and quells queezines.
Just thinking about cheese ravioli from a can, hot or cold MAKES me queasy.


CAMERA you didn't say you were bringing a waterproof camera!!! In case you don't have one already I've been very happy with my Pentax Optio W10. It's very small, easy to use, submersible (I've taken it swimming) and isn't a huge clunky plastic thing.

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Just thinking about cheese ravioli from a can, hot or cold MAKES me queasy.


CAMERA you didn't say you were bringing a waterproof camera!!! In case you don't have one already I've been very happy with my Pentax Optio W10. It's very small, easy to use, submersible (I've taken it swimming) and isn't a huge clunky plastic thing.

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Ya know those cheese ravioli's, if you rinse them clean of suace and throw them in some hot olive oil till they are a little crispy, are awesome. I delivered a boat with an owner who claimed to be from the town in Northern Italy that invented ravioli and he loved them. Quick and EZ in a big sea....just say'n........ I apologize for the queeziness.

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Don't forget any paperwork you might need to clear into Mexico to make sure your new boat doesn't get impounded.
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The cruising guide to Belize and Mexicos caribbean coast by Freya Raucher ( the blue bible) the one with the Blue Hole on the cover has all the Zarpa's< crew list forms etc. that you need to clear in to Mexico. I never head that way with out a copy on board.

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