Originally Posted by captnjack
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.