ESSENTIAL KIT - Wallet on a Lanyard

ESSENTIAL KIT - Wallet on a Lanyard

Placing your wallet on a lanyard may seem a little strange but when sailing your wallet can often develop a sudden urge to go swimming and the lanyard helps to discourage it from leaping overboard.  My wallet did just that in 1986 when I was first learning to sail so I've worn it on a lanyard ever since.

In addition, I have been pick-pocketed twice in our 10 years afloat. Once in Barcelona and once in Rome.

On both occasions I never felt the wallet leave my pocket, very slick!  However when it got to the limit of the lanyard in tugs on my belt.  Imagine the look on the pick-pocket's face as the wallet is pulled out of their fingers to bounce back against my leg.  I gave a big smile and sauntered off.  They were too busy disappearing quickly.

I use a long black boot lace threaded through the wallet and stitched to form a simple loop which can be fastened around my belt.

One of my cruising friends always used to make fun of me in the bar when he saw my "wallet on a string" as he called it.  Then he left his wallet in a washroom one day so ...... he's a convert now.

ESSENTIAL KIT - Cabin Heating

ESSENTIAL KIT - Cabin Heating

So How Much Will You Spend While Cruising?

So How Much Will You Spend While Cruising?