Now we all know the famous Scouts saying ‘always be prepared’ but one of the boats in our marina has me questioning, is there such a thing as being over prepared?
For such a small boat it’s equipped with a huuge number of devices and what looks like
junk unimportant things, that to my eyes don’t really seem necessary! I look at it and wonder how the boat doesn’t sink, under the weight of all the extra gadgets that it’s got piled up on top of it.
Don’t get me wrong I’m sure the sailor has a perfectly intelligent/crazy reason for installing all these gizmos and I’d love to hear all about them one day if we ever meet him. Gee, I’d love to get invited on board to have a sniff around, if the outside looks like this, imagine what the inside would look like!
They have a life raft on the deck which is one thing we will invest in before we go off cruising long term. But at the moment, we are never too far away from the shore to warrant spending such a huge amount of money on something that we don’t really need right now and has a shelf life. Other than that though, I don’t think we will be taking any inspiration from this errrm ‘set up’. We have all the safety and navigation equipment that we need.
I’m sure the owner of this interesting little boat has lots of pawesome stories and theories, but I love my beautiful Nocturne just as she is!
I truly believe the saying that sometimes, less is more!