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Old 09 May 2015, 11:53   #11
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Search the forum. Discussed almost as much as kill cords.

No legal requirement for leisure.

Many on here are starting to say no need for rockets as they have redundant electronics instead. They would have VHF + PLB generally as well as phones etc.

You may still want means to tell the chopper or RNLI where you are. Laser flare can do that. Cue SPR...
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Old 09 May 2015, 12:00   #12
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In the winter after work I would go between 2 large rocks using a house light on the shore and a candle in a bedroom window for my fixes,
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And there's me wasted hundreds of my hard earned on a plotter........

Where exactly are you dude?
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I'd say they're all good things to have. Just taking into account your own safety and the safety of others, against the cost of putting some basic safety equipment on your boat I would say it's a worthwhile investment.

Maybe you don't need some of them, but I'd rather have them than not have them if a situation arrises.
Like if you go out in a boat on a sunny day with lots of layers on and it suddenly gets wet and cold, they're suddenly justified. You can take layers off, but you can't put extra layers on if you don't have them.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Don't become just another statistic
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And there's me wasted hundreds of my hard earned on a plotter........

Where exactly are you dude?

, in a World of my own , ie near Ullapool.



Thanks folks, esp shiney shoe.

For about a ton, I think insurance is a goer. Lights, I am surprised about, and as I don't want an A frame, may be harder to justify.

Vhf.. Makes sense, but does that mean you fall under regulations about upkeep inspection etc ?


Flares... Good. Dangerous things and I don't attend enough football matches to justify them
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I have up till now done all my boating on Loch Lomond,I have now bought a newer and better RIB, I have fitted navigation lights,have handheld VHF radio,auto inflate life jackets,safety lanyards,fully comp insurance have bought dry suit and underlayer suit. Anyone advise me what else I should have for sea use in coastal waters I.e Sib weekend,the rib is a 3.3 mtr with a 20hp Tohatsu four stroke with remotes on centre 2 seat console.
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Lights. While an A frame is clearly the best way there are other ways. They don't make the lights easy to see but tick the legal compliance box. Red and green on side of console. While on a pole either mounted to transom or console. Can be made to only be attached when needed.

VHF... I don't think anyone on here has ever been asked for paperwork in the UK! You need the radio plus two bits of paper. The operator certificate which once you get it lasts forever. And the licence for the set. Apply online. Free. No inspection etc.
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Cheers shiney shoe.

Vhf may be advisable then, though lights probably not. Still don't see the point. Lol. "See the point", " you kill me", I may very well do.... Talking to yourself is worrying

The vhf thing was in last job I had to inspect charge every day, it was double checked weekly and the MCA did it whenever, hence asking.

Lights , well, nah. Not justifiable
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Double post.
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And only a wee bit sooth o' me.
Naw. I know your toon quite well.. originally I was about level with you.. I came from that run doon coo toon to the east of you ..Dingwall ..before becoming a sassanach in Burns country.. then a nobody in the centre belt

I had a mate used to go to Stornoway far the prawn peeling too ..but he lost the plot and ran away with a local lass and I never saw him after that.
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