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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

It's gusting to 35 knots outside my window... great day for boating! ;-)

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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

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Safety harness, jacklines, requisite PFDs...
A way to heat things up
A way to get or carry drinkables
A way to communicate VHF or SSB, EPIRB
Charts? (navigation is good, but physical charts are sometimes a great backup to have, or at least have multiple electronic backups)
Some kind of dink, inflatable, kayak - way ashore
For me it requires a swim/boarding ladder. Nothing worse than trying to get aboard a boat bouncing in a chop (and a way to retrieve that boarding ladder from the water).
You just summed up my boat. After 9 years, I've added virtually nothing to this list that I didn't immediately return.

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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

You need:

Dark rum
Ginger beer
Limes
Ice
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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

Weaned myself off beer many moons ago
Once you douse rum with lime/lemon or other the preceived grade..color, matters naught
No diff between $ and $$$
My experience...
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Fyi - ginger beer isnít really beer

But if you put the ingredients together you get something
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Weaned myself off beer many moons ago

Once you douse rum with lime/lemon or other the preceived grade..color, matters naught

No diff between $ and $$$

My experience...
I like a nice cold rum cocktail in summer, but I also carry a nice bottle of sipping rum on board, and enjoy it neat, or with a splash of water.

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I like a nice cold rum cocktail in summer, but I also carry a nice bottle of sipping rum on board, and enjoy it neat, or with a splash of water.

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We came across a rum distillery in Brunswick, GA that makes a fantastic sipping rum from their own plantation-grown sugarcane. Prices definitely make it into a rum that you sip, in small quantitiies, on special occasions.
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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

If you're keeping the boat in Florida and simple is ok then a trailerable boat may be worth considering. Lower cost storage less hurricane risk. One thing that adds up the equipment is safety gear. U.S. Sailing has standards for different levels of sail e.g. close in shore, off shore etc. When I rebuilt my boat this was a major item, far bigger than I had expected.

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Re: What do you actually need on a boat?

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Fyi - ginger beer isn’t really beer

But if you put the ingredients together you get something
You have never experienced Crabbies Ginger Beer

“Crabbies on ice, it’s nice.”

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It’s a very old traditional British beer.

https://www.crabbiesgingerbeer.com/en/

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