Date: 14 April 2017. Magnifier.
It is always a delight when I am
given something I didn't know I needed. One such gift turned out to
be far more useful than I first imagined. Cheryl on Island
Time is a local gal and great fun. She also is thoughtful. Recently
she gave me the coolest seahorse magnifier. It's just so handy I
don't know how I ever managed without one.
I did not think I would find a magnifying glass useful. I was
totally wrong! It is a handy tool and makes life easier aboard
Boy Scouts will remember using
magnifying glasses to set tinder ablaze when making fires. I was
concerned about the fire issue so cut off the toe of a pair of
socks. When not in use the magnifying part is in the sock.
What is best though is when I use it. It makes things bigger and
that's very helpful. Having the ability to easily enlarge what I'm
looking at has become a real boon to me. Because I tuck the seahorse
magnifier next to where I sit it is always handy.
I find items that
are convenient get used most often.
Old timers know that keeping copper in our sea
strainers helps prevent growth (algae, mussels, etc.) in there. Pennies made before 1982
are 100% copper. I keep a few pennies in the basket of my Perko
sea-strainer. The seahorse will allow me to easily see the date on
When underway I'll keep the seahorse
magnifier atop my paper chart.
I've seen how handy the magnifier is at enlarging the depth marks on
To your list of stuff for the boat, you might consider a magnifier
of some sort. Now that I have one I cannot imagine doing without
a hand-held magnifying glass.
A big "thank you" definitely goes to Cheryl for
thinking up this cool gift.
Cheryl loves cruising. She is standing on the bow of
The weather here in St. Pete has been gorgeous. There
is something wonderful about being on the water.
This life can be yours too. It's
not fancy yet there is a lot of joy in simple things. I love being
You don't have to
own the perfect Last Boat in order to have fun afloat.
Don't forget, when you spot Seaweed underway give a call on Channel
16. I'm always listening.
Do you have and use a magnifying glass aboard?
I remember Daddy kept a magnifier in his drawer by where he sat. What about you?
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