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Old 28 November 2023, 09:47   #1
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Christmas present suggestions

Had the question asked last night, "any ideas what the kids could get you for Christmas"? - mid 30's and we still call them kids

I'm drawing a blank! Suggestions gratefully received.
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Old 28 November 2023, 10:07   #2
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A good multi tool
Hat / glove set
Epirb
Electronic flare
Hand held VHF
Mug holders
Dry bag for kit transfer
Branded water bottle
Thermal socks

Really depends what you need / don't have and the value field.

HH are doings ome great off boat kit at present
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Old 28 November 2023, 11:17   #3
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As per treerat - a leatherman is always a good tool. I could do with one for the rib actually, current one lives in the caravan.

I also quite like the musto 50 & 90 litre duffel bags - they're a bit cheaper than a leatherman charge or surge, too.
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We are mostly a family of modest present givers and tend to get what we want when we want it. Even worse than normal though I've bought myself too many "toys" this year already..... at the point they were needed... so might not get more than some nice gin. I know it's rare but there is not one single boating thing I could think of I want or need. Mind you that Leatherman range looks good... bewildering choice though.
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I noted the charge and the surge above - mostly because they are fairly complete "do it all" tools. Years ago in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race I was navigating in, we had an electrical failure on one of the fuel pumps that meant we lost one engine.

The leatherman did a sterling job of enabling me to jury rig the pump fuel pump so we could get both engines running again. They are a bit spicey, price wise though.

If you look at boatmad, that's my noggin in the boat on the top RHS, navigating in this particular boat. It did 93 mph, in-between breakdowns.

If gin is your thing - my current favourite is Engine gin:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Engine-Pure.../dp/B0B6R4N1G4

Basically comes in an oil can - but it's a good gin too, I like it. Perfect for the mechanically minded gentleman in the house.
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We too are normally modest gift givers, but the 3 "kids" tend to club together. I do like the look of the Leatherman, but as you've said Mr F, a bewildering choice at some staggering prices!
They are keen to keep their old man safe, so I'm thinking about an Electronic Flare.
Any recommendations? What to look for and what to avoid?
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We too are normally modest gift givers, but the 3 "kids" tend to club together. I do like the look of the Leatherman, but as you've said Mr F, a bewildering choice at some staggering prices!
They are keen to keep their old man safe, so I'm thinking about an Electronic Flare.
Any recommendations? What to look for and what to avoid?
I gave up with them and headed Gerbier - does the same job, and cheaper. The Suspension is a great tool.
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I gave up with them and headed Gerbier - does the same job, and cheaper. The Suspension is a great tool.
Thanks treerat

Looks good and there are some good offers on t'internet
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Thanks for the gin link Matt. I do like a quality London Gin.

Steve my electronic flare choice 6yrs ago was the Odeo mk.3... still think it a good choice. See post 36 on here...

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/inshore-flares-74753.html

And here...
https://www.odeoflare.com/products/mk3-odeo-flare/
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The other gin I like is Plymouth Navy strength - also good Christmas present option:
https://www.plymouthgin.com/en/produ...navy-strength/
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Boring I know but a Gift Card to your favourite online "boaty" shop.

Thats "boaty" not "booty"
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If you want a nice gin https://forgedspirits.com/product/yo...e-strength-fs/

I always ask how much do you want to spend then work from there
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Depends what you like.

My brother gave me a signed Derren Nesbitt picture. Trouble is he was wearing full Waffen SS uniform from Where Eagles Dare! Not exactly one for the mantlepiece!
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Depends what you like.

My brother gave me a signed Derren Nesbitt picture. Trouble is he was wearing full Waffen SS uniform from Where Eagles Dare! Not exactly one for the mantlepiece!
You could display it by the side of your signed first edition of Mein Kampf
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