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Old 11-21-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Christmas is fast approaching and is a time for giving - and an excuse to spend money.

So, what are you "giving the boat" for Christmas this year?
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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Christmas is fast approaching and is a time for giving - and an excuse to spend money.

So, what are you "giving the boat" for Christmas this year?
HI

So far, its a new toilet, stereo, LCD tv, and new covers for everything. Alright, I admit, I have only just bought Blue Lady, but I want her (please read both boat and she who must be obeyed) to have only the best whilst Blue Lady is a fresh canvas.

Must admit though, the admiral stumbled on a great trimmer who is doing the covers, bimini and dodger at a fantastic price. But in a year or so I will take credit for it .

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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I just happen to be in Gothenburg, Sweden on a business trip and the nearby firm of Viking Yachting just happen to be holding a "Midnight Sale" tonight so I am going out there after work to see if I can pick up a bargain to further adorn NAUSIKAA.

I will let you know tomorrow how things go.

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My birthday present is going to be re-gifted to the boat, ie new wind generator.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #5
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I am giving to the boat S/Y Thetis half of an AIS SIMRAD AI50 Class B Transceiver disguised as gift to my wife. She is also giving the boat the other half disguised as a gift to me. We hope that this will not only enchase our safety but will go a long way in reducing the fear of "Large Ships" from which both of suffer. Alice is particularly afraid of rusted Large Ships.

Happy Sails to everyone.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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The news is that I bought nothing. The best deals were on fridges and heating systems (but not the one I wanted). A lot of electronics but no great savings there. I was tempted to buy an explosive rig-cutter but the thought of transporting it by air and the associated problems caused a change of heart.

So, in the end, nothing was bought but this afternoon I will be checking out another ships' swindler.

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Where do we begin?

Mico better not be expecting any birthday presents, easter eggs, or future Chrissy presents until she's got that letter from the Queen!

AIS SIMRAD AI50 - good idea Isto!

New Dinghy

Para sea anchor

Hand held VHF

New safety webbing

She's already just had a new 3 blade feathering prop, new engine mounts, new bench tops and cabinetry throughout, new teak toe rail and a cruising shute!

My 19yr daughter was a bargain in comparison - and she has very expensive tastes!

We just keep telling ourselves its an investment

Fair winds all!
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Instead of a new boat:

a new coating for the deck,

a new osmosis protection,

a new rudder

new sea cocks

and a new engine

(taking the exciting step of leaving the diesel age - I still feel quite alone of doing this on a 32ft boat - and stepping into the world of electric engines. More on this later elswhere in this forum!)

Christmas on the ship yard.

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Now its done. I bought a new VHF. NAUSIKAA has a wonderful, old, bullet-proof, Sailor VHF but it is not GMDSS complient so I managed to get a new, watertight, Cobra VHF which I intend to mount in a lockable box built into the cockpit.

The new VHF is not bigger than a box of tea-bags and weights almost a slittle. In passive mode, it draws only 0.3 amps.

The old Sailor will not be sent to a watery grave though. It is a far too good piece of kit for that. It will retain its place in the cabin together with the Sailor R109 receiver I bought a year ago. This all adds quite a bit of weight but I figure that if I work hard at it I should be able to reduce my own weight to compensate.

I hope all you boats out there get some great pressies. Uwe is REALLY lashing out on AQUARIA - lucky boat. I am very interested to hear more of about the "electrification" . The motor he is going to install is made in Gothenburg and is one which I have been pondering over for quite some time - but I will let Uwe tell us more about that.

All the best.

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This season's "gifts" to the boat?

Galley stove,

oh, yea, new galley too

New paint,

New varnish,

New electrical,

New plumbing,

New electronics,

Well, I'd say the old girl is doing pretty well on her share of the holiday take

Hubby gets...a bottle of Ibuprofen and a day off from working on the boat

I get...a bottle of Ibuprofen and a day off from working on the boat
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I splashed out! was in Sweden last week and the chandlers in Gothenburg were having a pre-Christmas sale so, not only did I get a new VHF but I picked up a chart plotter too at less than half price.

Nothing like splashing out on the old boat.

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