The following are from a BWY Cruising Club event which we attended while migrating north. I have been asked by many what the most important not standard item is for a cruising vessel and until this event did not know the correct answer. Usually I would say the roller furling.
Club affiliation proved itself to be the most important item in that in an adjustment to the motor lifting mechanism on Murrelet that otherwise would have had to have been tolerated for five weeks could be made. The engine once lifted, slowly would place itself back into the water.
The adjustment, while simple and well documented and known to the crew, required a particular alignment for a screw driver that I just could not figure out. The pictures show that (for Mac26x owners) there are a lot of resources to draw on both in the knowledge of other club members and the spare parts stored on like cruisers.
The Owners’ Rendezvous are one of the first events to schedule according to Sailing (May 2004 page 71).