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1. Beer
2. Beer
3. Beer

Ok, I kid...

1. Good foulies
2. Some kind of access to live weather reports.
3. Tiller pilot, or at least a Tiller Clamp or Tiller Tamer.
 

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Depends on where you are sailing, how long, how far, under what conditions. I think the question is too open-ended to answer.
 
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1) A plan
2) A back-up plan
3) A clue what to do if 1&2 fail.

I can sail without foulies, beer and rum. I may not like it but believe it or not it can be done, life goes on.

I did leave out the obivuos, a chart, compass and life vest. Those are given.
 

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Depends on where you are sailing, how long, how far, under what conditions. I think the question is too open-ended to answer.
Let's assume you're not crossing an ocean, and you're going out for a daysail, overnight sail, something simple. It's kind of like asking the "if you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things..." question. Answers can be serious or fun. Just getting a conversation started! :)


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  1. A good book
  2. Guinness
  3. spare reading glasses
 
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Must haves:

Paper chart and tools
Marine radio
Food/water

Don't need but won't guarantee a continued good mood/adventurous spirit after the first 72 hours without:

Books
iPad (Not for connectivity; almost all of my magazines and journals are digital subscriptions)
Non-electronic writing tools
 
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I teach, so with the students in mind:

1) extra "vintage" foulie jackets, even of a clear day (it is a sign of respect to the Weather Gods and must not be omitted, or else..)

2) Sun goop and hat (we are in south Louisiana, it's hot enough without getting sunburned)

3) A can or two of Canada Dry ginger ale with "real ginger". I've recently been convinced by these forums and actual experience with students that it helps a queasy stomach (and hence the rest of you) feel better. Then we may not have to go in early, but we will if you don't feel well, it's good docking/undocking experience.
 

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Day sail... beer, bri, and bread.
Actual SAIL, 1. a bunch of packages of new cotton boxer breifs and white t-shirts.
2. extra fouly's so I'm not wearing the same pair for a week.
3. a new addition is a SPOT. wife insist's. I used to sail in to Guatemala on Wed. and call Friday. now she know's the moment I arrive.
My list from 10 years ago was a whole lot different! Oh how we evolve and mature.
 

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Day sail... beer, bri, and bread.
Actual SAIL, 1. a bunch of packages of new cotton boxer breifs and white t-shirts.
2. extra fouly's so I'm not wearing the same pair for a week.
3. a new addition is a SPOT. wife insist's. I used to sail in to Guatemala on Wed. and call Friday. now she know's the moment I arrive.
My list from 10 years ago was a whole lot different! Oh how we evolve and mature.
The SPOT is awesome, isn't it? Unless of course, you don't want your wife to know where you are every 10 minutes!

As far as the underwear, have you checked out the fast-drying underwear from REI? You can just bring 2 pairs. Wear one, wash one. They dry in almost no time and are super comfortable (they have them for men and women). Saves a lot of space.
Men's Underwear: - Quick drying at REI - Free shipping on orders of $50 or more

Cheers!

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No matter what the situation, duration, boat or location . . .
1) My sailing partner (wife)
2) A good weather forecast for the time period planned
3) Marine radio and Cell phone and backups for each.

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Assuming all the safety gear, charts, etc are in place, thinking of personal comfort: Practical things: shade hat, electrolyte drink, book about the history of the place we're going to. Fun stuff: iphone, camera, RUM.

A FB friend informed me that today is national rum day: National rum day – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs
 

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I go through 'em 2 quick and I like 100% cotton. Down here the sweat, salt will do you in. when I get up for my watch, new t-shrt and underwear, off watch to bunk. change again and so and so forth. This is something i started about 10 years ago after 20 years of chafe and rashes. My grandmother would have me bath in salt water and and wipe up with vinegar when we where cruising in the 70's and 80's. the spot is cool. I used to like the day or two of no one knowing where i was.
 

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As far as the underwear, have you checked out the fast-drying underwear from REI? You can just bring 2 pairs. Wear one, wash one. They dry in almost no time and are super comfortable (they have them for men and women). Saves a lot of space.
Men's Underwear: - Quick drying at REI - Free shipping on orders of $50 or more

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Vacilando | This is the story of two people, a dog and a journey. We'll choose some article almost certain not to exist and diligently try to find it.
We both have the Ex Officios and love love LOVE them! Great recommendation! (They make women's also, BTW.) They wash in very little water and dry fast!
 
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