One essential part of cruising is managing the finances of travel, boat maintenance, and any upgrades that demand a cruisers attention. Nineteen sailors from eight boats of the Vancouver Island Fleet group participated in a discussion around this topic on March 6 before they looked at the various requirements involved in clearing in and out of other countries as we explore this amazing planet.
In the Show and Tell section of the meeting we heard about the multi-purpose Spoon Buddy from Chris Stask who admitted to his compulsion to purchase anything for the galley as long as it serves at least three purposes. Spoon Buddy did not disappoint and several folks in the meeting expanded on the potential and occasionally hilarious uses it could be put to.
Ron Roe shared his experiences using Reliefband to avoid nausea at sea and Dave Wilson brought in his new tether and several soft shackles he had made.