Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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What is your most useful bit of gear that you are always glad you have, but don't use often and might not be on a 'standard list' of boat gear.
Mine is two very long lengths of line (50+ft or so, long is relative, my boat is 30 ft). The line as about the diameter of recommended dock/anchor line for my boat.
Uses have been towing.
Docking in snotty weather.
Securing my boat to a far away windward piling to keep my boat from bashing.
Moving/rafting boats in crowded docks when moving them under power would be very challenging.
Once, single handed with no power I missed my mooring but grabbed a neighbors. I used my dink to get one end to my mooring and then hauled myself home.
1999 CATALINA 36 MKII