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Shopping and more Shopping

We knew that the purchase of the boat would only be the beginning of spending – or as I like to think of it ..investing.   We of course did not buy a boat that had lots of what we needed already on board!  So we have had to buy ALL the safety equipment – Epirb, Dan Buoy, Jon Buoy, Life Raft, Fire Extinquishers, Flares, First Aid Kit, books on all manner of things from weather to first aid to Navigation.  We need Oilskins and Charts, and dispite all the protestations from advisors we did not buy a boat with a generator and a water maker and we will need these!  we also do not have air con or a washing machine – the list goes on and on.  We have (mostly) enjoyed being members of the Cruising Association as the members have been really supportive giving their time to advise us on what boat to buy and what gear to buy.  I posted two threads – the first was – Three things I wish I had known when buying my first boat  and the second was Three things I am glad I bought for living aboard and three things I wish I hadn’t  – the responses have helped us shape our thinking and guided us to some fantastic suppliers.

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3 thoughts on “Shopping and more Shopping

  1. I loved your original CA request for information , I love your enthusiasm and I love the fact you are doing what others only talk about . I have sailed and crusied in the Med for over 30 years and have never needed a generator or water maker or many other things that you were told to buy , needed , had to have etc . I have also been there done that , Atlantic , Carribean etc and continue to be amazed at what I have and dont actually need . I have been very happy with active AIS and lifetag as what seem to be good additional safety items . I do hope one day our tracks cross , I do have Rum onboard , of the dark variety , it could make a change from your Bacardi !! Like your tattoo , shame you felt the need to change your picture based upon a moral minority . Anyway , be well , blue skies and far horizons , graham.johnson@yumyumsailing.co.uk

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    Posted by Graham Johnson | October 20, 2014, 12:03 pm
    • Hello Graham thank you so much for your support – also thanks for the comment on the tattoo – I am not one who normally bends to morals – especially minority ones! However I didn’t want to cause offence so early in my relationship with “Them” perhaps later!! I am delighted that you have not needed all the things that we have been ridiculed for not having – personally I thought that the pop up TV and the bottol of Barcardi were excactly what we needed most of all Yum Yum


      Posted by Love adventure and creativity | October 20, 2014, 1:34 pm
  2. I have enjoyed following your threads on the CA fora.

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    Posted by Suzan Griffiths | October 20, 2014, 12:42 pm

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