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post #21 of 51 Old 12-29-2016
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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

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At this stage of life, I would spend it all on booze, hookers and fattening food, then piss the rest of it away. Just kidding, of course.

Put it all in a cruising kitty for 2017 sounds like a reasonable way to piss it away.

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I gotta go with Gary on this one...

I didn't even read the rest of the suggestions...

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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

If your boat doesn't already have one I would go for a Stackpac and Lazyjack system.

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At this stage of life, I would spend it all on booze, hookers and fattening food, then piss the rest of it away. Just kidding, of course.

Put it all in a cruising kitty for 2017 sounds like a reasonable way to piss it away.

All the best,

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Sounds about right, no kidding.


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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

my last 600 buck windfall was donated to colimilla, colima, mx, for roofs for homes after hurricane patricia.
if i were to receive another, i would put it toward a haulout or genoa repair or other emergency pending. boats are emergency issues waiting to happen.
save it and use wisely.
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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

Can't tell where you're located so may not apply, but "heat" of some sort (that would get you close to a Dickenson bulkhead heater).

VHF with all the bells and whistles including AIS receiver?

Engel cooler to use as a standalone freezer?

Solar panels?

WiFi / 4G hot spot setup with external antenna (if that sort of thing is important to you )

Used windlass (if you don't already have)

Stereo with switchable cabin / cockpit speakers?

If you can't come up with anything, loan me the $6 and I'm sure I can

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Stainless rail mounted BBQ Grill
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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

I'm with Gary on most of the items he mentioned. The exception is the hooker. How many bottles of Captain Morgan can one purchase for $600.00?
Maybe an AIS transponder?
Then again maybe have some stainless steel business cards made with your boat's name and contact information engraved upon said steel.
If you made the card thick enough it could work as a screw driver, bottle opener, knife, saw, ect. Kinda like this:
http://8knives.com/product/outdoor-s...survival-tool/

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I spent most of my dough on booze, broads and boats and the rest I wasted.

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Re: Poll: How would you spend $600?

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If the $600 was a gift for your baby... and you want to remember the giver of the gift every time...
You need to buy something that is to YOU absolutely a cosmetic item (something you might not buy yourself), but one that provides a statement and class that only YOU can define.

An example might be a Teak cockpit table, and cushions (for the partier).
Or a bronze/brass binnacle compass...
Perhaps bronze Barameter, and hygrometer for down below...
Perhaps a nice sextant for those who nod to the proper way to navigate.

Tend towards stuff that is timeless, rather than canvas, or electronics that have a fairly measured lifespan.

Just my $0.02.
I second that motion. Not saying you should get silly, but indulge your boat and yourself with something classic and special - something a little beyond what you'd normally look at when you're being 'practical.'

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Sweet!
Wish they made one to fit Skipping Stone.
Call em up. Garhauer makes lots of custom stuff. Great prices. Lots of stuff for Catalinas, but not exclusively so.

I love my rigid boom vang. (Got the entire upgrade kit from Garhauer )

For the OP, if you don't have a decent vang, this is a great suggestion.
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