Other Equipment

On this page we will list all other cruising equipment we have bought so far, if you want to read about our equipment related to the sailboat, go to Cost & Information -> Sailboat Equipment or click on the link HERE. On this page we will list personal equipment, books, safety equipment etc.

A little note about our mindset when buying cruising equipment, we try to buy as much as possible second hand or on sales. This way we are able to save some money, but we still try to buy good quality stuff so that it will last a while.

Total cost for other cruising equipment so far:

SEK USD EUR
Other cruising equipment 32’310 3’554 3’069

For details, see each equipment below.

CONTENT FOR THIS PAGE:
  • Personal Equipment
    • Clothing
    • Personal safety
  • Information
    • Books
    • Flags
    • Sea charts
  • Safety
    • Emergency equipment
  • Other
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Other
Personal Equipment
Clothing
SEK USD EUR
Clothing 11’296 1’243 1’073

The clothing includes new sailing jackets, sailing trousers, boots and gloves. We bought most of our clothing on sale, so we got them a little bit cheaper. We chose to buy sailing clothes from Gill.

personal Safety
SEK USD EUR
Life vests 3’345 368 318
Safety lines (gifts) 0 0 0

We bought inflatable life west from Baltic and got safety lines from Baltic with three connections as gifts.

Information
Books
SEK USD EUR
Books 2’358 259 224

We have already bought (and received as gifts) some cruising books. These are the books we have right know:

  • World Cruising Routes – Jimmy Cornell
  • World Voyage Planner – Jimmy Cornell
  • World Cruising Destinations – Jimmy Cornell
  • Caribbean islands – Lonely Island
  • Cruising guide Southern Leeward islands – Chris Doyle
  • Cruising Guide West Africa – Steve Jones
  • The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing – Scott Bennerot & Wendy Bennerot
  • Heavy Weather Sailing – Peter Bruce
  • First Aid at Sea
  • Reeds weather handbook

Books are amazing and perfect when internet is bad, so this list will only get longer 🙂

Flags
SEK USD EUR
Flags 1’516 167 144

This costs includes our own national flag and courtesy flags. We have bought two packages, one for the Atlantic coast of Europe and Eastern Caribbean. There are a bunch of flags we won’t need in the package but we got them pretty cheap anyway.

Countries/territories included in the Atlantic Europe package:

Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Madeira, Azores Islands, Canary Islands, Morocco and Cape Verde.

Countries/territories included in the Eastern Caribbean package:

Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands (BVI, Red Ensign), Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, Saba, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius (Statia), Aruba, Sint Maarten (dutch side), France (for Saint Bartolomeu, Saint Martin, Guadeloupe and Martinique), Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago.

cruising equipment
Our courtesy flags and some of the books we have bought.
Sea charts
SEK USD EUR
Sea charts 3’855 424 366

We bought a Garmin plotter for our sailboat, and when buying the plotter we received a voucher for buying anything we wanted from their website, so we bought some sea charts and saved 4000SEK (USD: 408, EUR: 373). So far we have bought the following charts:

We have used the charts a couple of times now and we like them. One tool that is really useful is the route planner. You can choose a critical depth and distance from shore and the plotter calculates the best route to take.

SAfety Equipment
Emergency equipment
SEK USD EUR
Emergency equipment 618 68 59

The cost includes new lifebuoy and life sling.

Other
Binoculars
SEK USD EUR
Binoculars 2’290 252 218

We bought Nikon 7×50 ActionEx binoculars.

Camera
SEK USD EUR
GoPro 3’109 342 295

We bought a GoPro camera and some accessories to the camera to capture our sailing adventure.

Other
SEK USD EUR
Kitchen equipment 3’304 363 314
Other 619 68 59

As we plan on living on the sailboat for a couple of months we need everything you normally use everyday, so as the Swedes we are, we went to IKEA to buy a bunch of stuff for the kitchen.

The other category includes buying a log book and some other small stuff.

EQUIPMENT WE HAVEN’T YET BOUGHT BUT NEED
  • More safety equipment, such as
    • Life raft (ordered and should arrive soon)
    • Sea Anchor
    • PLB
    • Grab bag, flares
    • Hand-held VHF
  • Good hats
  • More cruising guide books
  • A good first aid kit
  • Fishing equipment
  • Sea charts for West Africa and the Caribbean

This page about the cost for our sailboat equipment was updated on March 4th 2020 with current exchange rates: SEK->USD: 0.11 and SEK->EUR: 0.095.