Foul weather boots (preferably calf high)
Foul weather gear top & chest-high foul weather gear pants
optional: vinyl visor to wear under foul weather gear hood
optional: cloth visor with terrycloth lining to keep sweat out of eyes
Heavy wool or poly pile socks, to be worn inside boots
hat or balaclava made of polypropylene pile
leather sailing gloves (optional: heavy rubber gloves)
two knives – one in foul weather gear pocket
long underwear: polypropylene pants and top
2 small flashlights with wrist tether; extra batteries
4-7 prs. underwear – preferably nylon or other synthetic
1-3 pairs shorts (preferably synthetic)
1-2 prs. synthetic long pants – at least one pair should be polypropylene pile
1-2 polypropylene sweaters or pullovers.
1-2 bathing suits
4-7 prs. socks – preferably synthetic
3-6 polo shirts or t shirts, light colors, preferably synthetic
2 prs. deck shoes (add sandals for warmer weather – must have boat deck soles)
2 prs. sunglasses with croakies (retainers)
extra eyeglasses (if you wear them)(with croakies)
1-2 sun hats with chin straps
optional: paperback books to read and share; a few of your favorite CDs and/or DVDs; camera, film & batteries
Toothbrush, toothpaste, lip sunblock-moisturizer, soap, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, Desitin, comb or brush, nail clippers, tweezers...If you bring prescription medications, they must be in the original prescription bottle with the original label.
For the tropics: hiking shoes, bug repellent, long sleeve lightweight shirt (for sun & bug protection). Optional: mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, booties or aquasocks, diving gear (if you’re certified) including certification card and log book.
For men: razor, extra blades, shaving cream
For women: tampons/sanitary pads, meds for menstrual cramps.
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We will have an inflatable "Sospenders" safety harness with tether for you. We will have prescription drugs for emergencies, and routine over-the counter medications such as antihistamines, aspirins, etc. We have a good supply of sunscreen (SPF 30), as well as bed linens and towels for everyone.
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Storage on the boat: Your foul weather gear and boots can be stored in the wet locker (shower). Other items should fit in one or two duffle bags. We will try to have a personal locker, drawer or gear hammock for everyone, but your duffle bag(s) may need to be stowed on your berth when you’re not in it. Please, no hard-sided luggage.
DO NOT BRING: Expensive watches and jewelry, weapons, illegal drugs, hairdryers or any other electrical (plug-in) appliances.