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Old 07 July 2011, 16:29   #1
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What kit do you carry on your SIB?

I have (temporarily) downsized to a SIB and spend my Daze zipping around and fishing in sheltered waters less than two miles from a safe shore. The SIB is a tiny 2.7m tender that is rated for F4 and below. I try to keep the weight down but my OCD has cut in. I carry a Pelicase of the stuff shown in the pics. In addition I have a small bag of ground gear and whatever task appropriate kit I need.

Anyway, the Pelicase is full and I think I need to add a tiny adjustable spanner and a screwdriver or two. Any (useful) thoughts?
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Old 07 July 2011, 16:34   #2
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The ground gear bag has a 2.5kg Bruce anchor with 4m of 6 milly chain, a 75m warp, a 15m warp and a compressed gas cylinder to fit the nozzle/gauge in the Pelicase. There might be a small fender in there too . Oh, and a wee bailer and sponge. And some small 1m lines....

The SIB has attached oars and has a bridle type painter thingy.
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very impressive - OCD is a good thing
now how about listing the bits for those of us who don't recognise them - or is it like one of those party games where you cover it up and we have to list the bits?!

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I should probably add that I carry a VHF and PLB on my person when in the SIB, along with my mobile in a waterproof bag. I think I'm looking for ideas for the gear in the Pelicase - it's just that something will have to go to make space.....

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now how about listing the bits for those of us who don't recognise them
Good point - hope I remember.... (going clockwise from the top right - multitool in the middle)

First Aid kit
Pocket EAR mask
GPS and spare AA batteries
Sighting compass
Whistle (to whistle Dixie until the RNLI come)
Red (light) Flare
2 x Orange Smoke Flares
Spare Starter Rope (new rope has arrived - must fit)
Spark plugs and spark plug spanner
Fuel primer bulb
Spare Kill cord
Valve attachment and gauge - fits air cylinder, good for top ups.
Diver's LED torch
Velcro cable ties
Plastic cable ties
Corks (for bungs etc)
Fine sandpaper
Cleaning cloth
Jubilee clips
Hose connections
Duct Tape
Wires (things: for the poking of)
Clamshell repair thingy
Box for small bits

...and a partridge in a pear tree
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I carry a pair of bino's with built in compass which I find quite handy on the sib. As I'm spending my time close inshore I need to find transit marks and take bearings etc. Depends on your area of operations though.

Incidentally what size air cylinder are you using?
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That's a pretty comprehensive list. Lots of things there I don't have (many I do) but spare valves are useful and electrical wire. I also have a big bright orange dry bag - mainly for carrying spare clothes/food/water but in an emergency (not withstanding VHF, PFD's etc) it would make a good attention grabbing flag or also a big float to cling to!
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That looks like a nice kit. Everything there I'd keep in there except the pocket cpr mask. It takes up alot of space inside the case and, although very useful to keep in your car etc, would be more of a burden to use on the water. In that case, I think the cons outweigh the pros for keeping it in the case. You can always do mouth to mouth and I assume anyone you're bringing in your smaller sib you know well enough to do so.
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I'd also add a spare fuel fitting. My spare one has saved me twice.
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Everything there I'd keep in there except the pocket cpr mask.
Unless you're a diver. Much larger chance of rescue breathing when compressed gases are in the mix.

Willk; One thing I'd add is that weird self-amalgamating silicone tape (sold under various guises: Rescue Tape, Rigging Tape, etc.) It will [sort of] patch leaky hoses, waterproof and insulate electrical splices, and probably go a long ways in controlling a small but deep bleeding injury on someones limb.

A couple of alligator clip-ended wires can be handy to bypass electrical opens (but you need to be a fair electronic tech to make use of them without damaging other stuff.)

Other than that, nice job building your kit.

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