Gift Suggestions for Boaters

by admin on November 21, 2013

Cool Christmas suggestions from someone with yachting experience.  I’m leaving the fun of web surfing for brands and prices up to you.
Specific to Sailing vessel owners/operators/crew:

Wrist watch, from a start watch to a Rolex; Bosun’s chair; Palm & thread plus “sticky-back” for sail repair; Tether and crotch straps; Attire, including poly undergarments to gloves, hats & socks to foul weather gear.

For both power and sail:

Clamp-type multi-meter; Acrylic beverage tumbler set; Welcome-type door mat; Oyster knife; Go-Pro or Flir cameras; Weather instruments, from simple barometers to global electronics; Dinghy/tender; high quality marine binoculars; Auto-inflate PFDs; new docking lines; Books, to include Waggoner Cruising guide, Chapman’s, Charlie’s Charts; Electronics: hand-held GPS loaded with charts, hand-held VHF, EPIRB (mini or Cat 1), IPad or equivalent with Navionics already loaded; tiny LED flashlight for the pocket; bright LED-type work light; High-intensity spot light; Full-boat detail job just prior to or during boating season; Fabric fender covers; Fender-step, fender hooks or adjusters.

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