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Old 10 May 2015, 08:36   #1
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Basic kit for seagoing rib

Can I firstly say that this post has no connection to the last similar post. I have been boating for a few years on Loch Lomond and I have now bought a better Rib and would like to be prepared to boat in coastal waters ie The North Sea at Dunbar.i would like to be prepared as best I can be so am asking my peers what are their suggestions. Unlike the previous poster I have a great respect for the water and life.i have the basics ie,auto inflate life jackets,nav lights vhf handheld radio,drysuit,tools spare spark plugs and oil,and an anchor 4 kg Danforth. Is there any thing else that you would deem essential? Thanks
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Old 10 May 2015, 09:03   #2
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Some charts, depth sounder and if possible a cheap plotter. There's some cracking rocks in Belhaven Bay and off Tyninghame that are best avoided
Your kit is a good start, there's always more you could add - PLB, Flares (or other signalling device), aqua pack for your phone, fixed VHF etc etc. another option is to go out in company, plenty of guys around Dunbar and North Berwick with Ribs.
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Some charts, depth sounder and if possible a cheap plotter. There's some cracking rocks in Belhaven Bay and off Tyninghame that are best avoided
Your kit is a good start, there's always more you could add - PLB, Flares (or other signalling device), aqua pack for your phone, fixed VHF etc etc. another option is to go out in company, plenty of guys around Dunbar and North Berwick with Ribs.
Mainly launching at Skateraw,but thanks for your tips.
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There is a thread in the SIB section about kit. Similar applies to small RIB.

Couple of thoughts:
- Spare Fuel
- Torch
- First aid kit, mix of basics to stem a bleed, provide some shelter from elements and stabilise a fracture. Four triangular bandages and a tinfoil bag would do. Plus the nice to haves that avoid ruining a day in the water. Plasters, creams and potions for common afflictions like bites, burns and headaches etc.
- spare KCord
- bucket. Worth considering if it can double as a drogue?
- tow rope
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Knew I misses something... Fire extinguisher.
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Old 10 May 2015, 14:12   #6
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Might not be feasible but an aux engine buys a lot of peace of mind.
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Thanks for all the advice,what are people's views on I phone navionics plus plotter app?
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For this part of the world we need to have a safety kit onboard by law, as well as needing a license for boats that travel over 10 knts. Some of these might be worth considering yourself Safety equipment - Safety & rules - Maritime - Roads and Maritime Services

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