Twelve presents to have any boatie a-leaping with joy
Some bright spark reckons the song 12 Days of Christmas has biblical connotations – six geese a-laying refers to the six days of creation, 10 lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments and so on.
But with only a short time left till Christmas, you're going to have to think about buying a gift for that boating mate or family member who's been good this year.
A nice 'pear' of boating gloves would be a good starter.
Two turtle waxes – one for fibreglass, another for metal will keep the rig lookin' chic.
Three French hens deserve a portable gas stove and/or a rust-resistant pan to whip up an omelets on the go.
For calling birds, and rescue authorities, consider a hand-held VHF radio.
Five golden rings maybe overkill, but a ski tube would be just the ticket.
When a-laying on the beach, think about a sun shelter or umbrella.
|A new snorkel and goggles add to the fun of being afloat. Sailfish Marine|
When a-swimming there's a water cannon called the Stream Machine, or how about a new set of snorkelling gear?
Eight little maids can enjoy a milk from a set of clear plastic tumblers. Wine too.
|Keep em safe with lifejackets. Sailfish Marine|
Nine ladies dancing on a teak deck? I'd like to see that! Get 'em some sneakers at least. And, oh lord, if they a-leap overboard then an inflatable lifejacket will save their bacon.
Having a piping hot shower afterwards is possible with a battery-powered portable shower kit.
Finally, give that boatie the drum on 12-volt appliances by buying a book. It's handy to be able to track electrical problems when away from land.
Have a great one...
|Asia Superyacht Rendezvous: super occasion, super parties, super fun |
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
If this was a gardening event, after 11 years it might be called a ‘hardy annual'. What was once called the Phuket Invitational is now the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, and seems to have survived the financial shenanigans of the last few years. Ten yachts – motor and sail – turned out for three days of camaraderie, parties, sailing, cruising and dinner, all based at the recently-renovated The Surin.... [more]
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