What gear have you got onboard that you wish you never bothered with

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Just looked on the for sale forum and seen Dougie's garage sale, it occurred to me that I could sell about a ton of equipment off my boat that hasnt been used for 2 or more years and not really miss it.

I have carried a kedge anchor including warp and chain for the last 10 years and never used it.

On arriving on foreign soil , I used to dash into the first chandlers I found and rush to fit a courtesy flag , now I have an extensive set I never bother to hoist them anyway.

Spare steering tiller, yes believe it or not my Princess came with a 5 foot bent heavy duty steering tiller which can be attached to steer the boat if the auto pilot fails, both steering wheels fall off and I loose an engine :rolleyes:

I think its time some of this cr p, got sorted :), what have you got on board getting in the way ?
 

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Just looked on the for sale forum and seen Dougie's garage sale, it occurred to me that I could sell about a ton of equipment off my boat that hasnt been used for 2 or more years and not really miss it.

I have carried a kedge anchor including warp and chain for the last 10 years and never used it.

On arriving on foreign soil , I used to dash into the first chandlers I found and rush to fit a courtesy flag , now I have an extensive set I never bother to hoist them anyway.

Spare steering tiller, yes believe it or not my Princess came with a 5 foot bent heavy duty steering tiller which can be attached to steer the boat if the auto pilot fails, both steering wheels fall off and I loose an engine :rolleyes:

I think its time some of this cr p, got sorted :), what have you got on board getting in the way ?

Don't be in too much of a hurry to get rid of the spare steering tiller. I've used mine. Err when I thought my hydraulics had failed but in fact I'd forgotten I'd left the autopilot on, since you ask. :eek:

I do have some wooden blocks attached to each other by rope which may be some sort of rudimentary ladder or something for spreading the load against a harbour wall or maybe some form of obscure martial arts equipment or - as I use them - something to rest other stuff on at the bottom of the lazarette.
 

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Don't be in too much of a hurry to get rid of the spare steering tiller.

Not sure the phrase 'get rid' is technically correct, I am testing the waters to see if I can follow Dougie's example and make a few quid out of it ;)
Alright not a lot of effort went into my sales pitch but as you have pointed out these are essential for everyone to carry and can also be used as a kedge anchor ;)

£30 anyone + P&P or pick up from Newton creek where I was about to dump it :D
 

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JRC 1000 Radar. It has the same size LCD screen as a 10 year old Garmin chartplotterm the difference being that the Garmin is eminently readable, whilst the 2 year old radar is not
 

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hair straighteners

I have an forward looking sonar and I'm quite fond of it (it's useful!)
however the emergency tiller et el are probably just jetsam in waiting - that and the hair straighteners (what ever they may be.......)
 
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