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  1. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,954 posts, 270 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk III
    US Barnegat, NJ
    #1 Auto Pilot
    #2 Perch Seats
     


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  2. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    197 posts, 173 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    Auto pilot for sure, but best bang for the buck has to be a tiller-outboard connector.
     


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  3. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    Code 0, bowsprit.
     


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  4. Davidasailor26

    Davidasailor26

    Joined May 17, 2004
    1,324 posts, 259 likes
    Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE
    US Havre de Grace
    Folding prop. Better rudder control in high and low winds, and way more speed improvement than the 9 seconds/mile PHRF penalty.
     


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  5. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    top down furler for the kite.
     


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  6. AlastairLC

    AlastairLC

    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    392 posts, 119 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Lake Pleasant
    That too.
     


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  7. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    and a nice sprit to go with it.
     


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  8. mm2347

    mm2347

    Joined Oct 21, 2008
    219 posts, 21 likes
    oday 222
    US niagara
    Lines (including jib downhaul) back to c-pit and a traveler.
     


  9. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,739 posts, 1,062 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    The best thing is the upgraded boat I bought for myself. While I still miss the simplicity of the Mac 25, I much prefer the relative "boredom" found in the IP.
    Boredom is highly underrated. :thumbup:
     


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  10. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,401 posts, 384 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Garmin 178C Sounder chart plotter.
     


  11. plenny7

    plenny7

    Joined Oct 3, 2014
    223 posts, 125 likes
    Hunter 33.5
    US & Lake City, MN
    Lime juicer. Having easy access to fresh squeezed lime juice is a requirement for G&Ts.
     


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  12. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    1,027 posts, 489 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    Pedestal guard and folding cockpit table. Wayne's World, Wayne's World...party on...excellent!
    This was the Admirals idea. Now, I can’t imagine being without it.
    CC196CA3-F73F-4EDB-8E2D-1EE0C213B8D0.jpeg
     


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  13. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,187 posts, 449 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    Pushpit seats, linear actuator steering on my outboard
     


  14. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,805 posts, 886 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    For me, it has to be stabilized binoculars! I really thought they were a con, so I made sure when I finally forked out the money for something I already had (a good set of binoculars) that I could return them at no cost to me.
    Well, they are every bit as useful and an improvement over regular binoculars as I had hoped, and I would never be without them, on any boat.
     


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  15. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,213 posts, 2,750 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    @capta which brand did you buy. What power and field of vision?
     


  16. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,179 posts, 614 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    juicer.jpg
    Definitely a must have. I have this one at home. Found another at a yard sale, and it instantly went on the boat. Great to make lemonade, lime juice for cocktails, and Key Lime Pie.
     


  17. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,310 posts, 1,096 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    I asked the Admiral that question. She couldn't think of anything.
    I think...
    Night Vision IR Viewer.
    Great for viewing 300 feet in front of boat at night!
    Jim...

    PS: Great for watching unsuspecting Mermaids at night.:pimp:
     


  18. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Ooooooh. Yeah.
     


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  19. jeff356

    jeff356

    Joined Apr 21, 2014
    105 posts, 14 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Middle River, MD
    Dodger, Bimini with connector, just had a large Bimini before, makes early spring, fall and wet sailing easier to handle.
    Auto Pilot, allows you to enjoy the sail.
    Windlass, when purchased had a 22 LB anchor, moved up to 35 and installed the windlass, now have a 44 Rocna, would not like to pull that up:(
     


  20. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,805 posts, 886 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    I got the Canon 10X30 IS. They are much lighter than conventional binoculars so the bigger magnification isn't a problem. At the time I bought them, the next size was 16 power and I believe that those are too much magnification for use on a small craft in rough water. Now anyone can play with the expensive Steiner 8X35's but these are set for my eyes and are my navigation binoculars only.
     



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