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05-31-2011 08:15 PM
PaulinVictoria And the gender of people may indicate comfort of said underpants. You may find yourself getting a bit of a crack-floss
05-31-2011 07:37 PM
Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Clean underpants, figure 4 days wear before washing (day 1 - normal, day 2 - back to front, day 3 - inside out normal, day 4 -inside out back to front).
Money to buy drinks.
Swimming shorts. Hat. Sunglasses. Job done
Departing from American ports... Passports are necessary.

On the underpants. You all stand in a circle, remove said clothing and hand them to the person on the right and you accept the one coming from the left and put them on. Do this either once a day or every other day... your choice. Note: The number of people you have on board will indicate the number of underwear changes you will have.
05-31-2011 07:06 PM
Minnewaska Buy microfiber, quick dry clothing. Shorts, shirts and u-wear. You can easily wash in a sink and cut down the packing substantially.
05-31-2011 06:29 PM
palomar 1/2 as many clothes and 2x as much money : )
Agree with the others who posted.
2 pair sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, iPod, a couple collared polo shirts and a pair of light slacks, few swim suits, shorts, Tees, toiletries, a pair of light pants and long sleeves - I use scrub pants and a light shirt in case uve had enough sun.
Pack in a soft collapsable duffel. Easier to store away on boat then some big suitcase.
Have fun!
05-31-2011 04:46 PM
MITBeta Not so weird, MylesK:

From wikipedia:

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05-31-2011 01:43 PM
SVAuspicious Toothbrush
05-31-2011 12:40 PM
MylesK Hey SoccerKid -- here are my recommendations:

1) Good sunglasses! (Two pair if you've got 'em)
2) Suntan lotion
3) Bathing suits (4)
4) Shorts (2)
5) T-Shirts (4)
6) Lightweight linen pants (1) -- if you go for a nice dinner
7) colored shirt (1) -- if you go for a nice dinner
8) cash -- plan on $40/night at a mooring ball plus another $200/week
9) visa card -- not many places take Amex
10) crazy glue -- sounds weird, but it's far better than a band-aid for bigger lacerations. Always good to have around.

Now, it depends on what your charter company provides for the boat. You'll need to remember toilet paper, paper-towels, charcoal for the BBQ, matches, etc. You may want to order from Bobby's (Bobby's Market Place, British Virgin Islands - Supermarket, Villa and Yacht Provisioning Specialists) terrible site, but GREAT service!

Let me know if you need more info.
05-31-2011 10:59 AM
richardbur10 Money!
05-31-2011 10:46 AM
CaptFoolhardy Here is a list from, a great source of information for yacht charterers:
What to Pack for Your Charter |
The rest of the site has tons if info for first timers as well.

Have a great time!
05-31-2011 09:35 AM
Soccerkid2296 Thanks for posting but I am living on the yacht as well. Anything in particular I need?
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