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Old 07-29-2015, 02:01 AM   #41
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So, now that you have opened that lid, what, specialty, "neat little gadget" tool do you have that others say, "I gotta get me one of those?"
I would not consider these must-haves, but handy when you need them . . . and fun.

Marine beam LED, the most powerful hand-held flashlight I've ever seen. Literally stabs the darkness with a concentrated shaft of light that has enormous range and very little scatter.



Or, when I want to go stealth, night vision monocular. Not the best, but affordable

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Old 07-29-2015, 05:40 AM   #42
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Nesspresso capsules are easy to get. I just purchase mine over the net and take them with me where ever I go.
I have a machine in the house, one on the boat and one in my place in Port Hedland.
If things get tight there are some good capsules that fit available at Coles , Woolies and Hardly Normal.
I have had numerous espresso machines but to tedious to make a cup of coffee even if they are good.

Whenever you want a very good glass of wine you don't have to go and make it your self do you, just pour it out of a bottle pre made.

Now what else won't we go with out
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:56 AM   #43
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Another E61 fan here. Valentina pour-over running 115VAC so I could put it on the boat with the Mazzer mini. So far I haven't but I could.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:36 AM   #44
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Popiel Pocket Fisherman and Ronco PleasureMatic.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:49 AM   #45
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Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch.


Via iPhone.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:53 AM   #46
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Popiel Pocket Fisherman and Ronco PleasureMatic.

I do NOT want to know what a Ronco PleasureMatic is or does, thank you.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:05 PM   #47
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Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch.


Via iPhone.

I can do without the watch but yeah, pretty much covers it for me.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:35 PM   #48
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A camera, to catch the good times.

Completion of a day's "boy's" boating outing, with Giggitoni and Flywright (who took the photo):




FlyWright's large sturgeon "keeper":




Three generations of Pierce men after watching Mary Poppins at the Cabrillo College (near Santa Cruz) stage and eating a restaurant meal thanks to the family patriarch holding a gift of boxed St. Jorge wine:


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Old 07-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #49
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As a non-liveaboard, I leave television and the Internet behind when boating. That's one of the reasons for boating: clearing my mind from the clutter!


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Old 07-29-2015, 08:23 PM   #51
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:42 PM   #52
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Oh, come on, Mark! The Coot has everything known to man except a satellite TV!
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #53
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Oh, come on, Mark! The Coot has everything known to man except a satellite TV!
What??!! No coffee maker, no microwave oven, no water-maker, no genset, no second/third refrigerator, no washer/dryer, no trash compacter, no AIS, no television, no ice-maker, no double sinks, no fishing gear, no bath tub, no hot tub, no dinghy crane, no 20-millimeter cannon, ... Yet, I don't feel deprived.
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What??!! No coffee maker, no microwave oven, no water-maker, no genset, no second/third refrigerator, no washer/dryer, no trash compacter, no AIS, no television, no ice-maker, no double sinks, no fishing gear, no bath tub, no hot tub, no dinghy crane, no 20-millimeter cannon, ... Yet, I don't feel deprived.
Just goes to show you that there are definitely different strokes for different folks.

You just listed all of my gotta haves in your list of nonessentials...

including.... Welcome to TugTub a portable, inflatable and lightweight hot tub that floats in water!
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This should be fun...
A recent thread on water makers got me thinking:
Besides your Nemo cockpit slippers, remote Waggoner page turner and the Jim Neighbors choir collection, what are some of the things you would rather not be without on your boat?

Frank and Ernest said that they had an uncle that sent in a failed advertising slogan to American Express. The slogan, "Don't stay home with it". It didn't make the cut.
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What??!! No coffee maker, no microwave oven, no water-maker, no genset, no second/third refrigerator, no washer/dryer, no trash compacter, no AIS, no television, no ice-maker, no double sinks, no fishing gear, no bath tub, no hot tub, no dinghy crane, no 20-millimeter cannon, ... Yet, I don't feel deprived.
We're going out tomorrow for a Guys Day on the Bay in Mark's scantily-equipped boat. Now I know to bring my own phone, camera, chartplotter, wifi hotspot and cup of coffee. I'll get some pics.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:13 PM   #57
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Al, your computer's tide predictor will be helpful. The Martinez marina has a depth of 2 to 4 feet at low tide, but the Coot draws about 4.
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... Yet, I don't feel deprived.
Does your head have a hand pump?
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No. It's gobbled up with a push of a button.

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Al, your computer's tide predictor will be helpful. The Martinez marina has a depth of 2 to 4 feet at low tide, but the Coot draws about 4.
According to my droid's Navionics, we'll be at +3.5 around noon tomorrow.

Mark, you need a new pic of your head. Maybe tomorrow I can help.
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