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Old 03 September 2013, 17:46   #1
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Essential equipment

currently choosing my first rib it is only going to be small one maximum 4.0 metres and family day use - what should my essential equipment bag contain ?

whistles
flares
anchor
radio
pump
Depth metre
sat nav equiv.

what else should i include


wet suit and life jackets a given
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Old 03 September 2013, 17:51   #2
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Old 03 September 2013, 17:54   #3
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Lifejackets, enough for all on board.
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Whoops, missed that you had included them
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kill cord - assumed came wiith the boat - learning so much
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I'd probably add some charts, a rescue knife, and probably a multi-tool of some kind.

I have one of these which I've been pleased with (though I've never had to use it in anger).

I also have one of these which has prved handy on a number of occasions.

I also spent 30 on these and I print out and laminate the charts, or part therof, for the area I'm visiting as a backup to my plotter.

Oh, and a handbearing compass is prolly a good idea and not too expensive.
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kill cord - assumed came wiith the boat - learning so much
It does, but if the helm goes over the side wearing it then he/she might want someone in the boat to be able to pick them up. Or at least hold station and not blow off downwind at 5kts.
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thanks Clamchowder - could o some damage with those pliers and knife

must add a waterproof ipad cover to the list, the memory map looks a great addtion. do maps show depth and rocks?
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