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What Are Your "must Haves" On A Boat?

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I can't believe we didn't think of that. Just shows what we take for granted.


Cheers Matt

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Updated List:



Minimum of two cabins.

Two heads (or one head and a separate shower)

Shore power

Battery charger


Depth guage

Electric mudweight



Hob (2 burner ok, 4 burner better)

Holding tank (I've included this because I am looking at ads all over the place)


Water heater (Matt)




LED lighting

Nav lights

4 Burner hob

Solar Panels (WherryNice)

Large water/holding tanks (annv)

Smart Charger (Malanka)

Alarm (Malanka)

Waste tank gauge (Ray)

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On 05/04/2019 at 09:38, SteveDuk said:

Following on from the Semi-Liveaboard thread I have started to look at adverts to give me an idea of the market. I'm trying to come up with a list of things that are essential i.e.already fitted (and working) or need to be before we start using it and another that are desirable or can be fitted later. This will allow me to find rough prices for getting stuff installed and make it easier to compare prices properly.

I'm not including the basics, watertight hull, engine, gearbox, fenders etc. :default_smile:

Diesel gauge  (can these be retro fitted?. Using a dipstick drives me insane)

But as somebody pointed out to me today, length of wood marked full, half & quarter with a cable tie attached through a hole at the top can be left inside the tank just below the filler cap and any diesel bug will show up as a gel on the stick!

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