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Old 13 July 2011, 06:08   #61
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Its good that the thread is making you think about what is needed/essential. As mentioned further up not everything that everybody carries is 'essential' for everyone else. It will depend where you go - if like Willk you are remote, difficult to get ashore, possibly unlikely to see another boat for hours etc then you need to be more self reliant that if you are sailing the solent in the middle of summer...

that said some way of getting help would be wise and unless you are very confident about mobile phone reception and keeping a phone charged and dry all day then a VHF seems the sensible choice - for about £80. Flares are expensive, but of course if you need them then they will seem like great value at the time. A pump will only be really useful if you have a way of patching holes. But the anchor would be my first purchase in your shoes. Stop you blowing onto a rocky lee shore, or blowing out to sea if the engine dies. Let you hold the boat still when trying to fix the engine, or grab a peaceful sarnie, or persuade some mackrel to bite, or keep the boat afloat whilst you wade ashore... all mean its much more than just a safety device.
I believe my agreeing with Polwart is mandatory!
In case of doubt, just picture this: good weather, engine broken or no petrol. No matter whether you are 100 meters from the beach, you will always need anchor and paddles! The sea is no joke.
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Old 13 July 2011, 07:32   #62
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I believe my agreeing with Polwart is mandatory!
In case of doubt, just picture this: good weather, engine broken or no petrol. No matter whether you are 100 meters from the beach, you will always need anchor and paddles! The sea is no joke.
LOL, I think your right! The embarrassing thing is I have and suitable anchor but after about 10 years of carrying it and never using it. I just leave it out of the bow dodger now when packing

Iím not a great believer in not tempting fate so I will pack in now ready for my next trip, I hear what you say about paddles and I always carry a set although I donít know how good they will be against a running tide, not a lot I guess
Other kit for me is a Garmin Oregon 200 and a set of charts but I must admit I did gently run aground in the Beaulieu River a couple of weeks ago
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Old 13 July 2011, 12:50   #63
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I hear what you say about paddles and I always carry a set although I don’t know how good they will be against a running tide, not a lot I guess
River a couple of weeks ago:
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Even if the wind or tide is strong and you cannot row or paddle against it at least you should be able to row/paddle your self away from drifting into some sort of danger or in big waves just been able to keep your bow to the oncomming seas.

hoars or Paddles can be usefull in many other ways too ,,On a boat ,,
.something to wave and attract attention .
.can be used as a punt pole or test the depth of water .

Some Hand flares will slide on the end of some paddles so that it keeps the hot flare at arms length.

.make shift mast for light or radar reflector..or emergency tent pole for a cover .

.on one of my old D class boats i had a canvas stretcher with 2 sleaves that the oars slid through so they could be used to carry someone.

.even a boat hook with a few modifications .
. . fending off pirates and jet skiers.

and for clouting the plonker that left the spare fuel and Anchor behind in the first place
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hoars or Paddles can be usefull in many other ways too ,,On a boat
Or anywhere - sadly I only have the space (and budget) for the paddles
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Or anywhere - sadly I only have the space (and budget) for the paddles
Indeed, but it does present a great case for upgrading to a yacht, although in many jurisdictions, it may be illegal to use the latter accessory on the former.
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Been a lurker for some time and always found the forum a good read been SIBing for about 14 years now had a 2 years with a Rib but enjoy the launch anywere of a SIB and not towing a trailer
Local to me as well-where do you launch?
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seem to be an increasing number of people in this area must be something to do with proximity to the sea!

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Equipment on your SIB/inflatable

So has anyone got any more pics or list of kit that they carry on their small inflatable/boat?
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God R if I was to put everything in that was mentioned there would be no room for me in my 3m Longst!!
Hope you are working hard!!
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It is probably bit of overkill for most leisure boaters, but we have been asked to put together a detailed list of equipment for "working" overseas in what might be described as remote environments.

Once we have put it together I will let interested know the address, it wont be linked in from our general site.

We have also updated our own first aid kit, which I will get some pics of and add in here. This includes clotting agent and a chest seal (hate those sucking chest wounds!).
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