I love listening to music while sailing and ever since I found this cockpit remote I've been hooked! We no longer have to go down below to turn the volume down when someone calls or we want to change the radio station. This cockpit remote is my FAVORITE instrument and it only cost me $70! Check it out here: http://www.boatbandit.com/SearchResult.aspx?KeyWords=MWR75
This was a great find. These wine glasses never break or spill over. Love them!
Galleyware Wine Glasses: The original non-skid wine glass that was first introduced in 1987. It holds 12-ounces of wine and will stay in place even at a 20 degree angle. It''s made of Lexan Polycarbonate and comes with a lifetime warranty.
A friend loaned me an Autohelm for my tiller-steered Westerly for a few weeks last summer. It's my candidate for "Favorite Sailing Stuff". It turns me from the helmsman into a passenger at the push of a button! Now if only I could find a reasonably priced used one for myself.... (Did anyone hear a hint drop?)
Personally, I love my Lid Latch. It was the best 6 bucks I've ever spent. It spared the lives of many of my favorite sailing hats, several times over. Some of those Mount Gay hats are irreplaceable. I never leave the dock without it.
We sailors want to buy the world a coke and teach them to sail. If any of ye are like myself and your mothership is a dinghy, ye know how much work it can be. Not so much in riggin' but actually sailing. You're always looking for someone to go, someone who would appreciate the enlightenment. After spending oh, what?, an hour or so schooling them on the dynamics, building their awarness...you finally get underway.
Nine out ten times you never take that person again and you have to school the next guest.
See where Im going with this?
I now take my dog, My 80+ lb. Lab, who has proved the best crew for my situation. He goes where I tell 'em and is very effective. Next to the perfect of winds, or the roughest of legs, I can always count on the face of gratitude and energy my 1st mate conveys at the end of the day. I must say I do favor sleeping with the dog.
I have a JVC deck in my jeep and my boat and I just plug my 80Gig IPOD into either one and bring my music with me,HUGE storage capacity,great for when your out of range of everything without dragging all those CDs with you.............My vote goes to my IPOD
We added a small window in the Bimini so that we can see the sails without moving from the helm.
An other feature we added is a kind of tent with zippers so that we can also close the hole boat by adding some *sidewalls* ( tent ) with windows so that you can sail even when the boat is close in bad weather and also against the sun /
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More