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Old 12 August 2012, 12:03   #1
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advice and recommended kit for first trip out to sea.

Next week I am heading off to the coast with my SIB, a list of recommended safety kit and general advice for my first trip out on the sea.

Both courage and fear may sail into your Harbor, but only allow courage to drop anchor!
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Old 12 August 2012, 14:29   #2
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There's some useful info here.

As regards the advice - watch the weather, a SIB that size has a limited ability to cope with waves! In my 2.7m, I find that the practical limit for enjoyable use is a F2/F3, and even then it needs to be in the shelter of the shore.

On a personal level, wear a PFD/lifejacket and carry a VHF or mobile in a sealed bag.

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