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Old 16 July 2012, 15:48   #1
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outfitting a SIB: need to have/nice to have

What would you consider a good general purpose kit for outfitting a small 10ft SIB for semi-open water operation? (Seattle/Puget Sound - coast running or Sound jumping)

I'm trying to common-sense it out but I have no experience here. Below is what I have, what do you think is missing or excess?

Mechanical / Utility:
Manual bilge pump
Hypalon repair kit
Small tool kit
Anchor - 2.6kg Bruce, 6ft chain, 200ft line
2x Oars
Small foot pump
Extendable boat hook
Crappy battery powered nav lights front (red/green) and rear (white)
Launch wheels

Navigation:

Hand compass
iPhone/iPad with Navionics and Memory Map in waterproof case

Radio:
VHF Body Radio
Spare AA/AAA batteries

Rescue/First Aid:

Air Horn
Spare PFD
Sunscreen
Emergency rope throw-bag
2x bottles water
Small first aid kit

Engine: 9.9hp Evinrude
6x Gal Dinghymate transom mounted fuel tank
3x Gal reserve
2 cycle oil

As stated, this is in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Some fishing will be done with it but it will largely be used for transport. Feels like this boat is a little small for what I would like to ultimately do (diving/camping), but thought it'd be a good starter boat that fit my budget while I learned the lines. (see what I did there?)

This is my first season/first boat - 10ft Achilles SIB with a 10hp motor - details posted in a few threads now, sorry for the repeat.
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Old 16 July 2012, 16:35   #2
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Have a read at this.

You seem to have a very large amount of fuel
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Old 16 July 2012, 17:19   #3
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Oh that's perfect - thank you. Searched but missed that somehow.

Yeah, you can lose a lot of fuel crossing the Puget Sound, noodling around for a weekend and then the trip back.
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Old 16 July 2012, 17:25   #4
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Dont see any flares on your list!!!
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Old 16 July 2012, 17:28   #5
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Electrical spares kit, fuses, some wire, connectors e.t.c. a fire extinguisher, spare clothing (dependent on weather)
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Some high energy bars in case you need to use the oars or keep warm.
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Old 16 July 2012, 19:02   #7
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9 gallons of fuel is ALOT for a 9.9hp. 6gals is plenty IMHO. That's like 30+miles of use. Instead of all that extra fuel bring $20 to refill in a pinch.
I only carry 12gals for my 60hp 4 stroke, roughly enough for 80miles round trip.

Honestly I would skip the throw bag. On a boat as small as yours its not really needed. In a pinch tie a mooring line to your spare pfd and drive a circle around your overboard passenger.

Add a chartplotting handheld GPS
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Old 16 July 2012, 19:07   #8
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Electrical spares kit, fuses, some wire, connectors e.t.c. a fire extinguisher, spare clothing (dependent on weather)
A fire extinguisher is not required on a boat this small of open construction. For good reason, if anything small is on fire throw it overboard. If its at all large its going to melt the tubes in a second and you'll be in the water. Its a pointless item to bring along and have rattling around in a 10ft SIB.
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Old 16 July 2012, 20:25   #9
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9 gallons of fuel is ALOT for a 9.9hp. 6gals is plenty IMHO. That's like 30+miles of use. Instead of all that extra fuel bring $20 to refill in a pinch.
I only carry 12gals for my 60hp 4 stroke, roughly enough for 80miles round trip.

Honestly I would skip the throw bag. On a boat as small as yours its not really needed. In a pinch tie a mooring line to your spare pfd and drive a circle around your overboard passenger.

Add a chartplotting handheld GPS
Good to know. This is a 2 stroke with two people and a light camping load (we're experienced bicyclists/tourers and our pack won't be much different on boat). I'm lead to believe I get an hour a gallon per 10hp under good conditions. 9 gal = 9 hours travel doesn't sound like much from here - Fri thru Sunday, but I want to believe you're right, that it's overkill.

Example: This weekend we're leaving the Duwamish and heading to Blake Island. That's a little over 10 miles one way, 20 miles round trip, plus whatever noodling around happens. I don't know if I can refuel on Blake but I assume not.

Throw bag is about the size of a pineapple but if there's space to be made it'll go. Good idea.

Chart plotting - right now was going to use iPhone with GPS module and Navionics/Memory Map. Planned to throw a laminated real map and compass somewhere in the kit for backup.
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Old 16 July 2012, 22:27   #10
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There's no fuel dock at Blake Island. But on 6 gals you could go out there, around it 20+ times and get back to Alki/Duwamish area no problem. I'm all for carrying spares/extras and using the "rule of thirds"for fuel. But I suspect you'll use about 2.5 gallons for the weekend.

The nearest fuel dock is in Eagle Harbor or Port Orchard/Bremerton. This is not a great book afloat, but a good resource for trip planning at home even though its yachty oriented. What
A new one comes out every year with updated phone numbers etc. but you can do fine getting one every few years.
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