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  1. Being a good guest/crew member

    Living Aboard
    I have been lucky enough to be invited to spend about 10 days aboard my friends liveaboard Panda 40 (SV Coconut Woman) as they sail from Tahiti to Bora Bora. I know the sailing basics, enough to keep watch, so I'm not really worried about that. I would love advice on what to bring / not bring...
  2. which binoculars ??

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi any advice about suitable binoculars ? Are the ones with built in compasses any value? Thanks
  3. Safety & Rescue Thesis

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there, I am working on a water safety and rescue product design thesis. And as part of my research I was hoping anyone reading this who ventures out into the sea could fill in any of these 4 questions.As much replies as possible is truly helpful. Thanks for your time. 1. Do you use a VHF...
  4. What kind of hardware?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I want to put a safety line on the underside of the boom to serve as a handhold and sliding anchor for my harness when I have go to the mast. I am looking for suggestions/feedback for what kind of hardware to use at the aft end of the boom. I am considering a U-Bolt with backing plate through...
  5. What 3 things would you never sail without?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Here's a question for everyone! What are the 3 things you would never leave the harbor without? Let's assume that you have a boat, and that your boat has the necessary equipment to actually sail. I mean more along the lines of external things such as sailing gear or "extras". 1. 2. 3. Go...